I really don't want to use a sedative, but we've been working daily with AZ for about 2 months to get him to stand for the farrier and he still refuses. He won't even lift his feet for us for more than a second or two. I know it's past abuse that causes this and it will take time to get him comfortable with it, but in the meantime, his hooves desperately need to be trimmed.
What do you recommend for a sedative for trimming of hooves? He's about 950-1000 lbs. Is there any over-the-counter stuff available?