Moving.....

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Arklady, Jul 28, 2008.

  1. Arklady

    Arklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As many that know me know I have been planning to move this coming fall. There is one question I need an answer for and I don't want people to tell me not to do it but to tell me how to do it safely because this is not debatable.

    I have to move a 4yo mustang. He is wild. I don't have any choice but to tranquilize him. I know I can get a tranquilizer gun from the vet but has anyone ever done this and what was your experience like and what was the cost.

    Thanks

    Arklady
     
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    There was just a sale around here on the wild mustangs and they advised a large trailer to haul them in-they didn't tranqualize them. They also said you had to have a strong and sturdy 6 ft fence. I'm not sure how much yours has been worked with but, I thought maybe what was advertised for the sale might help.

    Good Luck!
     
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  3. KLH2010

    KLH2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you have a plan for getting him in the trailer once he's down?
     
  4. Arklady

    Arklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't necessarily want him down he isn't dangerous just wile as all get out. I want him at a manageable but not an unconscious state. To me that would be horrible. I plan on renting a trailer to move him because ours is broken. But he has no halter on and I require one be put on him so having him happy and lethargic would be good till he is moved.

    Geesh I would hate having him lying down on a trip like that.

    Arklady
     
  5. Zookeeper9000

    Zookeeper9000 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2008
    Gladstone MI
    You might want to ask at a feed mill for someone with experiance with this, they may be able to direct you to someone local who could help.
     
  6. buck-wild-chick

    buck-wild-chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 24, 2008
    Hamilton C. FL
    good luck with him, I hope no one gets hurt. I know how dangerous they can get when trailer'd
     
  7. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    I don't think I would want to haul a tranquilized animal. They need to be alert to help with balance in the trailer.
     
  8. ginasmarans

    ginasmarans Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 15, 2007
    West Tn
    I'd discuss it with a large animal doctor. They should be able to help you. To where are you moving?
     
  9. Arklady

    Arklady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its not like I am having him heavily sedated only mildly calmed down so I can get that dang halter on him for better control.

    Hopefully by years end.

    Arklady
     
  10. hooligan

    hooligan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2007
    Arkansas
    Give Marvin Grimm a call, he might be able to help you out with your horse or know of someone who can.
     

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