Why Horses Itch Their Legs and Face While Being Worked

Updated September 7, 2023

In this video episode of Ask the Vet, Dr. Gray and SmartPaker Dan answer a question about a young horse that itches his legs on his face (or his face on his legs) when being ridden. They discuss possible reasons for this, why the itching behavior might be different from horse to horse, as well as what Dr. Gray does to combat this in both of her horses.

Also watch this video on how to soothe itching for a horse that is sensitive to bug bites.

The information provided in the Horsemanship Library is based solely on our SmartPak authors' opinions. SmartPak strongly encourages you to consult your veterinarian or equine professionals regarding specific questions about your horse's health, care, or training. This information is not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or behavior and is purely educational.