Do you sedate horses to treat them?

Q. Do you sedate horses to treat them?

A. No I don’t. I am not a vet therefore I am not qualified to sedate horses. I am a very experienced horseman and use all of my skills to work with a horse prior to treatment to gain its acceptance and work patiently to treat the horse with the least amount of stress. In most cases I succeed in this endeavor however with the odd horse sedation is required. I then work with the owner to arrange a vet to attend at a later date to sedate the horse so it can be successfully treated.