The crazy horse I had as a kid hated clippers. The only way the BO used to be able to clip her was with a twitch, and even then no one could clip her ears. I didn't like the twitch method, so when I was about 12 I started trimming her myself with a small pair of scissors. I left her ears alone, and I liked her feathery legs. Her bridlepath and nose were as neatly trimmed as they would have been with clippers.
A few years later at a new barn, I mentioned that I used scissors to trim my horse, and the BO insisted that he could clip my horse. That big old cowboy who went by "Buckshot" got his twitch and tried to clip my horse's ears. Well... a little while later, my furry-eared horse stood quietly while I trimmed her bridlepath with my scissors.
If the scissors get the results you want, I see no problem.