Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Jacksonville, FL
• Horses: 0
There was another thread on this in the last few days. However, my TB was the same way, except he was great for bridles and halters. Other than that, don't touch my ears and don't even think about clipping them! So, I didn't - except I would start to touch them now and then, rub a little - when got nervous or upset, I stopped. And I kept on doing it. Now I can rub them, squish them together, stick my finger in (he hates that!). I still don't clip his ears, but who cares. The other thing I did was get a set of cordless clippers -he didn't like the cord whapping against his neck when I did his bridle path. Now I can do that just standing his stall and most of the time, he drops his head for me.
Patience, patience, patience. Get a halter that you can unbuckle and not flip over his ears. Praise, praise, praise when he gets it right. And bribe with treats when necessary.