Originally Posted by EdmontonHorseGal
sounds like she does not trust the clippers. I'm assuming you mean electrical ones, that make a scary (to the horse) buzzing sound?
Time to go back to the basics and desensitize her to the clippers. Start by plugging them in and turning them on away from her, so she gets used to the noise without having to worry about them coming near. Then approach her with the clippers turned off, let her get relaxed with you just holding them in your hand while you groom or do something else next to her. Then I would rub them over her while they are turned off, progressing to where you can touch her anywhere with the clippers. Then turn them on and do the same. Go back to the step she was last comfortable at if she gets stressed or scared. She needs to learn that they are not going to eat her, and she is still safe with something that sounds like a gazillion bees stuck in a can at the end of her human's hand.
Letting a horse stand tied because it would not accept something it is either not used to or is scared of is not a valid training tool, in my opinion. The horse does not understand that they are being left there because they didn't listen or were scared of something. It really gets my goat when I see horses left tied to 'teach them a lesson' when the prep work wasn't done to keep the stress levels down.
Sorry, sorry, sorry!! I misread the post because I had to start/stop reading it again. I thought the OP's horse was just being a brat, not having clipper issues. I missed the memo somehow!
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