Someone is bound to think I’m horrible for this, but, meh.
Last week my horse ripped his shoe off and my farrier just got back to me today. Charlie has a lift on one of his front feet because he had dropped heels, so now that he lost the shoe opposite he’s really uneven, which means I won’t be able to round pen before the farrier comes out to fix things. Which, Charlie really needs because he tends to be a bit psycho about his feet. (Its not my farrier, the guy is amazing, it’s the horse.)
Well, the schedule is kind of tight (and if I don't do it that day I can't for another week or so), otherwise I was just going to have him take the other front off (because I think he need the whole set replaced now) then work him, but my farrier is worried about this tearing up his feet. Soo, to the meat of the question.
Could I give him one of those mild sedatives I saw in the catalog? Like For-A-Flex Lazy Days/Calm and Cool/Vita Calm? He’s used to being sedated (they sedated him for the trailer ride over, even though they were not asked to, when we got him), plus from the track and such. But would this be a bad thing? Bad for him? And if it is ok just this once, which product should I get?