Horse Grooming Services Apache Junction AZ

Local resource for horse grooming in Apache Junction. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to horse groomers, as well as advice and content on animal grooming, pet care, horse brushes, and horse auctions.

Cynthia Hannah Professional Pet Sitter
(480) 988-2755
Apache Junction, AZ
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Doggie Day Care, Dog Training, Errand Service, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Rena Hardman, Certified Master Groomer
(602) 577-5370
6740 E. University Drive
Mesa, AZ
My name is Rena Hardman and I am an Certified Master Groomer with the International Professional Groomers, Inc. You can find me grooming in Mesa, Arizona. I am available for grooming Tuesday through Saturday. I love grooming both dogs and cats. Give me a call and I'll show you why grooming by a certified master groomer is better than all the rest!

Main Street Grooming
(480) 325-2759
6350 E Main Street
Mesa, AZ
Tired of leaving your pet at the groomers all day? Our full service salon offers grooming by appointment.Owner Karen Shellberg has over 25 years experience. All grooming includes nail trimming ,bath with premium shampoo appropriate for your dogs coat,anal glands expressed,ears cleaned and remoisterizer. hours are Monday thru Saturday by appointment

Clippe Joynt
(480) 982-0260
1000 W Apache Trl Ste 126
Apache Junction, AZ

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Smoochie Poochie
(480) 984-1212
9933 E Main St Apt A
Mesa, AZ

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Apache Tails Pet Salon
(480) 671-7099
1075 E. Idaho Rd.
Apache Junction, AZ
All breed pet grooming, cats too! Full service salon with specialty baths, conditioners and scissor finish haircuts.

Animal Clipper
(480) 830-2040
1140 North Higley Road
Mesa, AZ
A full service pet salon, providing gentle professional pet grooming services with hand finish scissor work by experienced groomers for all breeds of dogs and cats. Bows, bandanas & colognes included. Walk-in nail clipping & griding avialable.

Heritage Grooming
(480) 545-1302
522 N. Gilbert Rd #102
Gilbert, AZ
Gilbert location, kind and caring experienced groomers make this a happy and efficient place to get your pet groomed. Full line of medicated shampoos, "comfort" mats and other products to keep your pet safe, and healthy. Vet recomended. Our business was built by referral!

(480) 279-3860

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Animal Clipper Inc
(480) 830-2040
1140 N Higley Rd
Mesa, AZ
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Pre-Purchase Evaluation Process

1. Start at the tip of the horse's nose, putting hands on every single part of the horse's body. Note to a scribe or assistant any variants from normal.

2. Evaluate eyes, ears, nose, throat, lungs, heart, and skin using appropriate tools. Pay particular attention to the joints, feet, and legs of performance horses.

3. Repeat step 2.

4. Draw blood for initial blood counts of the horse at rest. Evaluate profile for liver and kidney function, red and white cell count, muscle enzymes, and any other checks the buyer requests.

5. Weigh the horse. Measure the horse. Document markings.

6. Move to the 100-foot, firm-surfaced, covered longing pen. Longe horse in a specific gait sequence for 12 to 15 minutes, or longer if the horse is an endurance prospect. Listen to heart and lungs again. Draw second blood sample to measure red blood cell counts and hemoglobin, comparing the at exercise profile to the at rest profile.

7. Conduct flexion tests on all joints, grading each joint on each limb separately. The horse is trotted from and to the veterinarian after holding the isolated joint for one minute. The veterinarian will note a score of 0 to 5 at five points of the trot cycle, resulting in an ideal (but rare) score of 00000 (a sound horse).

8. Reattach the longe line and send the horse around again for another 10 to 12 minutes in a specific gait sequence to gauge soundness during extended work.

9. If appropriate, saddle or harness the horse and watch a performance sessio...

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Take Off the Edge

In the September 2004 Western Horseman print feature "Defensive Care," Indiana equine practitioner Timothy Bartlett, D.V.M., offers advice on preventing lower-leg injuries in performance horses. Two of his tips are to properly condition and warm up your horse.

Longeing is a common technique used to work the fresh off horses and to get horses in shape. What you might not realize, however, is that out-of-control longeing - whether the horse is on or off a line - can cause body misalignments, such as canted shoulders and hips, which strains leg tissues and puts a horse at risk for losing his balance and injuring himself.

In this online bonus, Bartlett explains how to bit up your horse and work him in a controlled manner from the ground. His technique also enhances your handle on a horse when you're ready to ride.

Saddle your horse and bridle him with snaffle bit. Place a rein on each bit ring and tie the reins to the saddle horn at a point they make light contact with your horse's mouth. This encourages him to flex at the poll, round his back and drive off his hindquarters for collected movement.

Next, run a 30-foot lariat through the left bit ring, over your horse's poll and down through the right bit ring, and snap it to itself, as shown in Photos 1 and 2. This configuration enhances your control, plus helps keep your horse balanced as he moves, thereby reducing strains and injury.

Longe your horse in a safe enclosure, such as a corral or round pen, b...

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