The most typical reason for clipping is to enable the horse to work comfortably and without undue sweating during the winter months when their coats grow naturally thicker. The clipped horse will be denied his natural protection from winter weather, and will need to be provided with additional protection in the form of both stable and waterproof outdoor rugs, ideally with suitable shelter facilities in his paddock.
This pickles, his actual name is chocolate exclusive. He comes from fine breeding and my aunt bought him for me as my 16th birthday present. His dam is a prized Grand Prix jumper at my riding barn and I can't wait to train him!