My paint is incredably itchy and I can't ride him at all without him tring to go down and roll. I did absorbine veterunary liniment once and it helped but he's still itchy. Any ideas that work faster and easier?
I agree that it could be his winter coat.
But, if you feel it might be something else and its warm enough you could try giving him a bath with some sort of anti fungal shampoo and scrub him real good:)
Its prettu cold here and he's sensitive to sun and stuff. But I put his boots on and brushed his side with mine and he started to paw and I corrected him then he was fine till I put his last boot. And I lounged him thinking he was getting hyper having time off but then he did it when I put the pad and saddle so I lounged again and put his bridle on then he tried over and over I worked him on the ground then took the saddle off and he wondered a bit then rolled over and over I took off a boot and he went and rolled and it went on untill after the boots were off. This was last month and he hasnt gotten any fuzzier but my Qh and moms paint has.
You did warm him up with all the lunging then putting the saddle on and lunging him more. He should be shedding a bit, not like in Spring, but short hairs which indicates his winter coat is coming in. It actually begins a lot sooner than a lot of people realize. Some breeds and/or coat colors coat up at different times. If you put him in cross ties to boot him, he may paw as he's a bit concerned about feeling trapped. I never tie, just drop the lead. Because the horse knows he can escape, he'll stay. You do need to teach him this.
Does he roll often when you're not riding him or rub on things? Or does he only roll when you're riding? Because if he's done that a few times, he's probably figured out that he can get out of riding if he just rolls.
Have you tried rinsing him off after riding him? Because if he worked up a good sweat, and was just put up in his stall or pasture it's sort of like you sweating your butt off all day and going to bed without taking a shower.