Again, most of the recent conversation has involved keeping sore, tired or overfaced/overworked horses going, not so much the tranqs or quieting them-they are too tired and sore to need a tranq. I have seen alot more of that then the other lately.
When opportunity knocks it's wearing overalls and looks like work.
I had one filly that got a cc of ace every day before she went to the track to gallop otherwise she tied up. Made it around every time.
A barn I galloped for had a filly like this too! Exactly this ~ one cc and she was good to go. After she was retired and sold, the new people would give her a small scoop of selium and viat. E in her breakfast. That worked too, she would only tie up if they failed to give the S&E, or dose her with ace. She never fell, stumbled, acted strange - in short, it worked great, and made her useful and easy to keep.