Is clipping a MUST for the show?
Let me start first that I spend a YEAR trying to desensitize my qh to clip her ears with NO success. I can clip her muzzle, nose, and all around the head, but as long as you try to cut the hairs in ears - end of the show. I can touch those ears, pull hair with my fingers, move clipper all around the ears, she's fine. It's when you actually try to cut it. I tried 2 different clippers, I tried scissors, NOTHING works.
So my question is can I leave those ears alone for (dressage) shows? And if not, can I use the bonnet (is it legal)?