So I was browsing Dover's site and came across pom poms! They're to stick in your horse's ears when you clip so they don't get freaked by the noise. I dunno about you, but I don't think Molly would take too kindly to me sticking cotton down her ears . Anyone ever used them?
Dover Saddlery | Pom Pom Ear Plugs.
Thought it was interesting.