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Horse Grooming Services Colorado Springs CO

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PLAY TIME PET SITTERS - When You're Away Your Pets Get To Play!
(719) 475-7297
Manitou Springs, CO
Services
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
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Aspen Meadows Pet Resort
(719) 282-6000
1535 Paonia Street
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Our new facility offers pet boarding, daycare, Weekday outings, pet taxi, and full-service grooming salon by an award-winning groomer, Kristen. She's not only an award-winning groomer, but also a professional dog show handler, vet tech, trainer and a breeder of show dogs; Labs, Goldens, & Rottweilers. Kristen specializes in Furminator Shed-less programs, Behavioral problems, and cats!

Hairy d-tails Pet Salon
(719) 574-8976
786 Hathaway Dr.
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Hairy d-tails is a full service pet salon offering dog and cat grooming services by very caring professionals. We are open Tuesday - Saturday from 8:00am - 5:30pm

Tailored Tails Grooming Salon and Pet Spa, Inc.
(719) 596-8245
Tailored Tails Grooming Salon & Pet Spa
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Our grooming salon is different. We employ only educated or Certified Professionals. We provide video monitoring at all times! We also have an indoor dog walk area. We are fully computerized so that we can maintain detailed notes about your dog's grooming as well as before and after photos. We create a calm and soothing atmosphere for your pet and safety is our priority. Ask for a tour any time.

PetSmart
(719) 570-1313
571 NORTH ACADEMY BOULEVARD
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

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Canine Campus
(719) 448-9600
3116 Karen Place
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Make sure to schedule your lucky dog for a campus spa experience like no other. Campus Clippers (inside Canine Campus) is a professional grooming salon, where canine co-eds are treated like valedictorians. Have your dog professionally groomed by a Campus Clippers Cosmetologist before you pick them up from their commuter or room & board visit.

Lucky Dog Resort and Training School
(719) 599-9663
4401 Mark Dabling Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
A canine exclusive, full service kennel, groomer, daycare and training school. Grooming available 7 days a week by two highly skilled grooming school graduates, both dedicated to professional grooming results and the gentle, precise handling of your special dog.

Loony Groom
(719) 930-0233
3148 Deliverance Dr
Colorado Springs, CO
Description
Loony Groom offers the lowest price around 7 days a week and the fast and loving care for your dog, no caging grooming bath, brush nails, style, furminator, blow dry. Ask about Pawbucks Referral system. Ask for Chrissy
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Vet Referred

Groomingdales
(719) 471-9037
908 N Cir Dr
Colorado Springs, CO

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Lakewood Dog & Cat Grooming
(719) 574-2249
3730 Astrozon Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO
 
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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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CO Equine Law

Colorado

Under Colorado Law, an equine professional is not liable for the injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to section 13-21-119, Colorado Revised Statutes. (Sign posting required.)