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I bought a 16,1 Id x . Age 6, looks older came with full glowing history on how lucky and safe he is, and has been up and till today.

He was clipped last night 14th of Oct. at a cost of £145, why because the doping paste didn't work so had to get vet:(

So I rode my bombproof ID. who was a right t**t he was on his toes and Bronked twice.

Will he go back to his placid nature??

Tia
 

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Are we talking about one horse here, or two? Any 6yo is still a fairly young horse and more inclined to test the water, particularly when it sounds like you haven't had him long. Add in a clip and a cooler day and it's hardly surprising he's on his toes, and if you've had a big the effect is likely to be more marked. If his back has been clipped try an exercise sheet. Some just get like that this time of year. An old trick that sometimes helps is to give them a decent net of hay before riding, a bit like us they feel less inclined to do anything terribly energetic with a full tummy.
 
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Are we talking about one horse here, or two? Any 6yo is still a fairly young horse and more inclined to test the water, particularly when it sounds like you haven't had him long. Add in a clip and a cooler day and it's hardly surprising he's on his toes, and if you've had a big the effect is likely to be more marked. If his back has been clipped try an exercise sheet. Some just get like that this time of year. An old trick that sometimes helps is to give them a decent net of hay before riding, a bit like us they feel less inclined to do anything terribly energetic with a full tummy.
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If he's ID rather than IDx - you say both so I'm not sure which - then he's still young, purebred IDs are late to mature physically and mentally. When young they can seem safe and placid, but their "Kevin" years seem to come around 7 rather than the normal 5 and not all of them settle back into the calm horse people thought they had. I've long thought the reason IDx is so popular is that they are nearly always far less opinionated and powerful that a bright ID, while the duller IDs can be a little too placid unless you want a safe steady ride.

Give him a couple of days, give him a net of hay before you ride, and if he's hunter clipped find an exercise sheet and use. When you get on get going!
 
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I rode my horse one day straight after being clipped. He is normally a saint but he had been stood for 3 hrs while i clipped. Well he was grumpy, disapproved and bucked. I will never ride straight after now. He goes back out to chill out and get grass before i ride.

It could be where youve clipped his back felt a bit sensitive with his tack on.
I would say give him a few days and make sure you brush him and you should be ok. If this is his first clip of the season and being young he may just need some days to adjust.

If it continues then maybe question a back issue or your tack fit.
 
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If he's ID rather than IDx - you say both so I'm not sure which - then he's still young, purebred IDs are late to mature physically and mentally. When young they can seem safe and placid, but their "Kevin" years seem to come around 7 rather than the normal 5 and not all of them settle back into the calm horse people thought they had. I've long thought the reason IDx is so popular is that they are nearly always far less opinionated and powerful that a bright ID, while the duller IDs can be a little too placid unless you want a safe steady ride.

Give him a couple of days, give him a net of hay before you ride, and if he's hunter clipped find an exercise sheet and use. When you get on get going!
Sorry he's a ID X NOT sure of the cross x
 
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I rode my horse one day straight after being clipped. He is normally a saint but he had been stood for 3 hrs while i clipped. Well he was grumpy, disapproved and bucked. I will never ride straight after now. He goes back out to chill out and get grass before i ride.

It could be where youve clipped his back felt a bit sensitive with his tack on.
I would say give him a few days and make sure you brush him and you should be ok. If this is his first clip of the season and being young he may just need some days to adjust.

If it continues then maybe question a back issue or your tack fit.
Thank you seems the Answer from lots of riders
 

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Absolutely! Young horse. Fresh clip. (How much did you take off?)Weather turned a little cooler. Equals rocket fuel!! Even with a small clip and get on robin very carefully after his first clip. I agree with everyone else about his back too. If you have taken off the fluff under the saddle then the new clip effect will be even bigger.

Re the sedation. I don’t think many horses will accept it easily and most need to work with it and get confident. I used to have to use dormosedan. However we have worked away slowly (literally started with turning them on at the door and nothing more) with small regular clips. Along with the purchase of smaller battery operated ones.
 

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Years ago I was very fond of a riding school horse and thought I knew him pretty well as I was riding him 3 times per week. He was 20 years old, been in the riding school for 15 years and knew his job well. He was safe and sensible.

One day I rode him in a Christmas showjumping show, straight after he had been fully clipped. He was wild!!! Bucked his way round, had a ton of energy and was nothing like his normal self. The only change was his full clip. Two days later he was back to his old sensible self again. So yes, I think the change of a new clip can make some horses go nuts. I hope that yours settles soon.
 
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