Back to the pony with the aversion to having his legs clipped today. Bearing in mind that he used to have to be sedated, twitched and still have a leg held up AND that before we started work today he had had a visit and a bit of a battle with the vet and the farrier, he settled very quicly to having one row of clipping done at a time. His clever owner has fixed the clicker to the clippers so that she can mark the behaviour that she wants very precisely and my job is to feed him the treats. Still some way to go but it's all looking promising.
"Thanks Sarah, I was very pleased with the calm way we progressed yesterday. I will enlist my husband's help and take it slowly. I will let you know how we get on." JG