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post #1 of 13 Old 02-15-2020, 10:58 PM Thread Starter
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trailering solo to the vet

I'm taking my gelding to the vet tomorrow, and he doesn't have a travel buddy available (his usual travel friend is grazing elsewhere atm). He's traveled solo before, didn't like it, but coped more or less ok. I'm wondering if there's something I could give him to help with anxiety that won't show up on test results. He's had a sudden onset aggression problem crop up recently that we're trying to figure out so there might be blood tests etc, and he needs to be "with it" enough in order to communicate what bothers him in terms of palpation and such. Would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.
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He will be fine on his own, give him a high slung Haynes and set sail.
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post #3 of 13 Old 02-16-2020, 03:02 AM
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I'm assuming that's a hay net, @Foxhunter ? Not a brand of whisky?

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post #4 of 13 Old 02-16-2020, 10:18 AM
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Well the whisky might send him either way!

Auto correct and no proof reading on my behalf, sorry.

Haynet not Haynes
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Well the whisky might send him either way!

Auto correct and no proof reading on my behalf, sorry.

Haynet not Haynes
You want to put the horse in high cut hanes... panties? I'm so confused!

(I'm on the hay bag bandwagon... If you are really concerned - you could always give him a dose of calm and cool or smart calm or something to that effect AND the hay net but he should be fine.)

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LOL to Farmpony84.

Hanes not Haynes are the metal parts that go around a heavy horse's driving collar.
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post #7 of 13 Old 02-16-2020, 02:35 PM
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LOL to Farmpony84.

Hanes not Haynes are the metal parts that go around a heavy horse's driving collar.
I thought those were hames.
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Your correct! What is getting into me? Age I guess.
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He'll be fine. I wouldn't medicate him for something like this. Give him some hay to munch on and he'll deal.
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post #10 of 13 Old 02-16-2020, 07:55 PM
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Me thinks Foxhunter is a little bit happy tonight... and no invite for us? You must share they happy juices!

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