At this point I am moving her because I want her at my ranch where I am better able to spend the time that she needs to work with her through her nervousness, and I don't really trust some of the people where she is currently located, so I will sleep easier knowing that she is a 2 minute walk down the hill from my trailer. I talked with the vet extensively before deciding to go the sedation route, but he thinks that for her safety it will be better to give her something just to calm her down a bit, but definately not make her "drunk". He gave me detomidine. I personally don't like ace, and will never use ace myself. I have already worked her with a trailer, but as I don't own a trailer, know how to drive one, or know anyone close enough to where she currently is to really be able to work with her right now, I am doing the best that I can with what I have available. She doesn't have many qualms about the trailer itself, though she was a bit nervous about the unstable feeling when she put her feet in to begin with, she is just very nervous about what is going on around her, and the fact that she's leaving her buddy that she's spent at least the last 6 months hanging out with. The guy won't necessarily be helping me, but he is going to be around, and even though I know that he'll make an effort to get to know her, and get along with her, he's just got very different ideas of how a horse should behave that I do, and is a pretty forceful and in your face kind of person. Honestly I don't think that feeling the need to use a calming anything will be in any way long term, she is just a 4 year old arabian that for her entire life aside from being moved from stall to stall has had little to no human contact, and has never had a chance to be turned out, and allowed to be a horse, so she is understandably nervous, full of energy, and unruly. In just the 2 short weeks I've been taking her out and walking her around, she is already 10 times calmer than she was to begin with. If I had the time and resources to be able to work on her trailering where she is currently, I would, but unfortunately I don't have either, as its an hour drive from where I live, and obviously the not having a trailer ect. And I need to have her moved for her safety and my peace of mind, as I can not say with any confidence that she will not be messed with and probably traumatized and hurt when I'm not there, otherwise I wouldn't even consider sedating her, I would just work with her until she walks right in, and out with absolutely no problems. And yes I have sedated her before, and it definately wasn't to do more than calm her down a bit, like I will do Sunday, so she could get her vaccinations and microchip, and she honestly was definately calmer, but still alert, and was far from being loopy. So I am not sedating her for the first time and hoping that it works okay.