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The Palms Pet Resort & Spa
(210) 695-1166
12410 Bandera Rd., Ste. 200
San Antonio, TX

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Happy Tails Pet Salon
(210) 647-1129
9113 Timber Path
San Antonio, TX
Description
we offer a caring environment for your pet.our owner and groomer is a grooming school grad. with 8 years grooming exp. and 15 years as a veterinary tech. we specilize in 1st time puppys.the safety and well being of all pets is our #1 priority.

K 9 Klub Dog Grooming
(830) 755-6071
28295 Ih 10 W
Boerne, TX

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Le Paws Pet Grooming Salon
(210) 690-9333
6565 Babcock Rd Ste 7
San Antonio, TX

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Bulverde Creek Animal Hospital
(210) 404-1717
21950 Bulverde Rd
San Antonio, TX
 
Polished Pups
(210) 496-7877
19239 Stone Oak Parkway
San Antonio, TX
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Polished Pups is an upscale pet spa featuring world-class groomers and day boarding. Also featured are our boutiques featuring hard to find designer items for your pet.

Boerne Grooming
(830) 249-6388
323 N Main St
Boerne, TX

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Pretty Pooch
(210) 402-6658
21518 Blanco Rd Ste 102
San Antonio, TX

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PetSmart
(210) 561-0644
5219 DE ZAVALA ROAD
SAN ANTONIO, TX

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Double D Pet Grooming
(830) 708-1120
29778 Us Highway 281 N
Bulverde, TX

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Shoe for Rough Ground

 BY JENNIFER ZEHNDER • PHOTOS BY TED SHANKS

These four tips will help ensure your horse remains steady and sound over rocky terrain.

SHOE CLIPS
Unfortunately, says Shanks, clips received a bad rap from veterinarians back in the 1980s. At that time, not all farriers understood the science of applying the devices, and the technique remains a fear factor for most. Shanks and Teves prefer a handmade clip with a thicker base to the thin clips included on most factory shoes. Handmade clips “get in” the hoof to a small degree, rather than resting outside the hoof. The farriers burn, rather than hammer, clips into the hoof, and prefer to use quarter clips, which are located in the vicinity of the first and second nail holes on a hoof. This strategic setting keeps the shoe from being driven back. Hoof CareGOOD NAILS
It’s not always technique, but rather the location of the nail holes in a shoe that determine whether a nail “seats” well, Shanks says. Not only is finding a shoe that fits important for soundness, but so is finding one that has nail holes that meet a horse’s individual contours. A shoe with a nail hole close to the outside edge of the hoof is counter-productive for a horse with a low-angle hoof or steep hoof walls, Shanks says. When in doubt, farriers should build a shoe and punch their own holes for a truly custom fit.Hoof Care

PROPER FIT
Ill-fitting shoes work against your horse in rough terrain, exposing him to shoe loss, hoof damage and lameness. Manufactured horseshoes are available in hundreds of styles, sizes and weights, and farriers can also forge their own should ready-made products fail to provide the proper fit. The key is to purchase or build shoes that remain well-fit weeks after the final nail has been clenched, Teves says. Beveling the rough edges on each shoe further reduces snags.Hoof Care

POUR-IN PADS
Pads are the most common treatment for a tender- or sore-footed horse, and are also used to prevent soreness and injury. In rough country, h...

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