My moms horse flips when we get near his ears but doesnt mind if I put his bridle on when I put my hand between his ears to pull it on.. but when we get anything else close to his ears he freaks. And he has burrs in his mane and everytime I've tried to get close he will jerk his head away! I have gotten a few out of his forelock by slowly picking them out but some are too tangled. I don't want to cut his mane(or tail its to the ground) and his forelock is past his eyes, and his mane is very long also! His last owner tried to roach and it seemed to turn out bad! The other 2 horses being sold with him had roached manes.. so the part they got is now close to the base of his neck. This was the part that they tried to roach last year.
He better then he was, last year we couldnt get close to him or touch his butt, or neck/head. Now we can touch everywhere but his ears..