HunterJumper1998, thanks for the tips! I have already tried leaving the clippers running near her while she eats. It kinda worked. And I can touch her with them on her back. That's just not the area I need to clip. Ursula is my bearded lady and she needs a shave. Sadly, she won't let the clippers touch her jaw while they are on. The key is probably just more patience. I have, however, not tried to mimick the sound with my voice while pretending to clip. That might help. I will give it a shot! xD
Congrats on your placing in trail! It's not easy stuff.. at least not if you have a spooky nut like my mare! lol.
Flashboy2011, thanks for the offer! I'm looking for an instructor that can teach a more advanced rider. I have been riding for 13 years, have experience with green horses on the flat, and have competed over fences up to 3'6". However, it has been quite a few years since I've jumped regularly, since I was away at school and my current project was too young. I have not started a horse over fences before. I need instruction on the finite details of my own form since I've had some much time off, as well as exercises to improve the form of an inexperienced horse. I was hoping for an instructor with some significant experience and a good reputation to help me pull everything together. If you think you fit this bill, please PM me!