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PAWSitive Reflections
(501) 982-DOGS
2121 Graham Road
Jacksonville, AR
Description
Quiet, comfortable spa atmosphere with one on one attention, low volume for shorter stays. Wednesday-Saturday by appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

PetSmart
(501) 945-0026
3480 LANDERS RD
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, AR

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Foster Animal Hospital
(501) 758-1220
3716 John F Kennedy Blvd
North Little Rock, AR
 
Bows & Polish
(501) 843-2961
403 S 2nd St
Cabot, AR

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Little Critters Grooming
(501) 941-7808
1212 S 2nd St, Ste 2
Cabot, AR

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Betty Jo'S Grooming
(501) 835-7362
7813 Mudge Ln
North Little Rock, AR
 
Kiehl Ave Animal Clinic
(501) 835-8900
3911 E Kiehl Ave
North Little Rock, AR
 
Interstate Animal Clinic
(501) 812-5678
5109 Warden Rd
North Little Rock, AR
 
Sandy's Pet Grooming
(501) 941-0000
801 W Main St
Cabot, AR

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My Pet Grooming
(501) 771-4097
1219 W 35th St
North Little Rock, AR
 
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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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