My mare is 9 and she will not let me touch her ears at all. Now the files are getting in there something awful and I was only able to rub a small amount of scarlet oil and water mix around them. She is really good about putting her head down to bridle etc. but it is almost impossible to get meds in her ears or clip the hair out! I just got her in March and have been trying to work with her daily but I'm so worried about the flies right now. Any suggestions? I have never had this problem with a horse before and have always been able to treat and prevent the bug problem. Can a vet do this for me maybe she needs to be sedated???