I'm going to bring it up with my vet next time I see him but things kinda collapsed today (literally our indoor attached arena collapsed and took that side of the barn to the right side tresses out) and I'll be moving my horses. Where the horses are at right now is stable and supported but at the same time I just don't want to keep them there now. As many of you know, Lestat is currently being rehabbed from a hauling injury. His shoulder is doing much better but he still has a nasty cut on his foot that we are working on. Anyway, I had no plans on hauling him this soon but it looks like things will be moving quickly if possible.
I'll be hauling my girls in my trailer and he'll be riding in a friends trailer in a box stall with a friend's babysitter fjord pony. Because I don't want him stressing and possibly making his injury/injuries worse I'm looking at lightly sedating him for the haul. He won't be tied since he has no idea how to haul besides what he's already gone though. The only sedation I have any experience with is Ace/Rompin and we use that on a friends horse that panics during hauling.
The other option would possibly be Banamine? It might make him a bit drowsy? I'm not sure which route to go. Anybody have any suggestions on what would be safe for him, easy to do, make the haul easy on him. Even if he lies down and sleeps the whole way as long as he's not rearing and freaking I'll be happy. We're putting the other horse in with him so he has a buddy. Again, I'm going to bring this up with my vet on the right course of action but if anyone has any suggestions on drugs or pastes or anything I should put on my list of questions please please let me know.