So Clippers, and acting like a total goof have been crossed off the list. As well as a lead less course!
He was fine with the clippers I had, except when I got around his ears, and even then, it really wasnt anything extreme, just shook his head, it was almost like he thought there was a horse fly buzzing around his ears. After that, I acted like a complete goof, which for me, really isnt that abnormal, and apparently, he has picked up on that because he could have cared less.
After all that, I brought him to the arena, tied his lead around his neck, and I was able to have him following me, trotting next to me, backing up, spinning, stopping, and anything else I tried to do. Usually I can get him to canter, but it was pretty warm today, and he was sweating just from doing that, poor guy!!
But I have somehow convinced hubby to come out and take a video of us doing our lead less course, so if everything goes as planned, I will be uploading a video on here