Since it's a long story please, anyone that's out of the loop please feel free to skim this, it explains the reason I'm so nervous about hauling him without anything right now. Traumatic entry into a new home
Right now we can't practice loading because the vet doesn't want any unnecessary pulling or movement outside of his daily walks up and down the aisle way. That was the plan to practice loading after he was completely healed. He's still a bit too loose in his shoulder and the vet said he could easily injury himself more in the wrong situation so that's the main cause of my worry. If I can avoid sedation I'd really like to and if Furby is a good babysitter like he's supposed to be I shouldn't have to, I hope. I definitely don't want him down and out so he can get stepped on, I didn't think of that.
He's never met the baby sitter but the way my friends trailer is set up if he's in a box stall by himself there's nothing he can get caught on, the window slats, I think are too small to get his foot caught in, I'll double check and the door goes all the way up from what I remember. I can't take the dividers out of my trailer without a lot a lot of hassle and a few people so hauling him the first time we used my trailers trailer and opened the divider and he still got stuck so my reservations on using anything with a divider are pretty strong until he learns to stand and tie. I've never hauled a baby tied until they're at least a year old and one that's never been in a trailer besides when I brought him home and hadn't had any tie experience or handling I'm not sticking him in a divider.
I'm still going to talk to my vet about it but maybe they have a feel good drug like Calm and Cool or something. Catnip for horses?
He's too baby ADD to load and stand quietly by himself, he's distracted by everything and coupled with not being out of his stall except for daily walks for over the last week doesn't help so now he has tons of energy ready to explode if he's give the option. I just don't want to give him that option.
Before his bad hauling experience to my place he had never stepped foot in a trailer before. I'm hoping he doesn't remember how horrific it was and that this time he'll go in just fine.
I'm going to see if my friend can bring Furby out and let them meet and what not. If they get along we'll haul them together and hopefully no drugs will be needed. If not, I'm not sure what other options I have. I can call the vet and ask if I can attempt loading him but I also don't have my own truck to hook up, just my own trailer and with the arena collapsing I don't think my trainer is going to have a truck available for me to hook up.