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'Simply The Best'
(760) 564-9759
La Quinta, CA
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(760) 775-6166
83236 Todos Santos
Coachella, CA

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Elsie's Mobile Pet Grooming
(951) 473-5309
2283 Park Ave
Mecca, CA
Hours
Mon 09:00 AM-05:00 PM;Tue 09:00 AM-05:00 PM;Wed 09:00 AM-05:00 PM;Thu 09:00 AM-05:00 PM;Fri 09:00 AM

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Randazzo Henry Dvm
(760) 345-8227
42430 Washington St
Indio, CA
 
Petsmart
(760) 771-4058
79375 Highway 111
La Quinta, CA
 
Creative Dog Grooming
(760) 674-3337
73-280 HWY 111 Suite 103
Palm Desert, CA
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Ruben Rios and his staff are the only groomers in the Palm Desert Area who are certified in animal CPR and first aid. Loving and caring staff for all your young and older pets..knowledgeable in all clips from pet to show.. Open Monday-Friday by appointment only. Looking forward to seeing you and your pet(s) in our lovely salon.

Missy'S Pet Palace
(760) 772-1300
79345 Country Club Dr
Indio, CA
 
Petco
(760) 347-7326
42700 Jackson St
Indio, CA
 
Petco
(760) 564-3869
78720 Highway 111
La Quinta, CA
 
Club Doggie Mobile Grooming
(760) 396-3647
54040 Avenida Herrera
La Quinta, CA
 
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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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