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Horse Grooming Services Copperas Cove TX

Local resource for horse grooming in Copperas Cove. 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.

Doggie Day Spa
(254) 518-4500
214 S Main St
Copperas Cove, TX
Description
Experienced, gentle groomers. Clean and safe environment. Excellent quality and service. All breeds welcome! Homemade pet treats, Greenies, and Solid Gold pet food available. Pets do not have to stay all day! Appointments available!!

Brandi's Grooming
(254) 462-4696
2208 E. Hwy 190 Suite 2
Copperas Cove, TX
Description
Full service pet salon and spa. Homemade healthy dog bakery. Fun tropical paradise theme. Clean and sanitary, with Experienced Academy trained groomers.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Pouncing Paws
(254) 690-2686
750 S. Amy Lane
Harker Heights, TX
Description
Where your pets are spoiled and loved in the grooming process. We have grooming for cats, dogs, ferrets, etc. We also have boarding and doggy day care. Open Monday-Friday 07:00 AM to 06:30 PM

Misty Wind'S All Breed Grooming
(254) 526-3135
121 N 2nd St
Killeen, TX
 
Connie'S Grooming
(254) 628-1727
4807 Trimmier Rd
Killeen, TX
 
Crossroads Grooming Salon
(254) 254-8700
Crossroads Veterinary Hospital
Copperas Cove, TX
Description
Crossroads Grooming, provides a clean, full service salon for your dog or cat. All breeds and sizes welcome. Offering reasonable prices with quality work. Call to make your appointment with professional Pet Stylist, Brandi. Open Monday- Saturday 8am-5pm(254)542-8700 Have your pet treated like family... not a number!

Paw Spa
(512) 734-2853
9881 F.M. 2657
Kempner, TX
Description
The Paw Spa offers dog grooming by the owner, Bonnie Roberts. Bonnie is a Grooming School Graduate, and has over 20 years in the art of dog hair. Appoitments are available weekends and some evenings for the working owners , who just have no week day time.

Bubbles & Bows Dog Grooming
(254) 547-8022
1248 W Highway 190
Copperas Cove, TX

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Roomin N Groomin
(254) 634-8076
123 Yates Rd
Killeen, TX
 
House Of Grooming
(254) 526-8601
505 N 38th St
Killeen, TX
 
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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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