Basically Im looking for something to take the edge off and possibly calm my gelding. He's become so herd bound within a couple weeks he's become dangerous to be around and work with. If you try to groom him he will freak out calling, pawing and even try to kick you. The farrier was out monday and as she was working on his front right, he picked up his back right and kicked towards her, just grazing past her hat. We didnt continue and he didnt get all feet done. He's fine after you start working with him. He will do everything on the lungeline you ask, pays attention under saddle (in the arena) and will follow you on the line at a w/t/c, stop, back up, turn etc. As soon as you stop working though he's back to freaking out.
He will be moving home which will solve these problems as he will only be with my other gelding but that's not for a month or two still. He still needs his feet done though. Its at a point where my trimmer will not work on him but I would really like to stay with her as she has done wonders on my other geldings hooves.
We were thinking of trying something to "chill" him out. What products have you guys used in the past that have worked. We don't want something that will sedate him but if it comes down to that, I have nothing to do but sedate him to be trimmed till he's moved home and less distracted=(