Farriers Saginaw MI
Looking Pretty Pet Grooming
6785 Hospital Road
Looking Pretty Pet Grooming, has been in service now over twenty years. Your pets are very important to us! We offer full grooming to both large and small animals. We are open Monday thur Sunday by appointments. With over twenty five years of experience. Always satisfaction garenteed.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred
11970 Gera Rd Bldg #4
Birch Run, MI
Professional all breed grooming, 2 certified groomers, TLC for your pets. since 1996. Open Tue-Sat.
Wallace David R
3304 Davenport Ave
Hairy Paws Dog Center
3545 Bay Road Suite 5
3431 Tittabawassee Rd
Dirty Paws Pet Salon
1507 Columbus Avenue
Bay City, MI
We're all about dogs. We just can't get enough of them. Dirty Paws Pet Salon has skilled groomers that can teach your dog to love being groomed. We pride our selves on our ability to gain a dogs trust. That says alot about us. Come see for your self. We are all about dogs.
933 Gratiot Ave. Suite 4
Cachet Pet Salon
3145 Shattuck Rd
Hairy Paws Day Center
3545 Bay Rd
3431 TITTABAWASSEE ROAD
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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.
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. GOOD 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.
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.
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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