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Horse Grooming Services Fort Smith AR

Local resource for horse grooming in Fort Smith. 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.

Sunnyside Pet Spa Grooming Academy & Boarding
(479) 410-3126
1345 Sunnyside Rd
Alma, AR
Description
A full service pet spa is owned an operated by Brandy Burkett-Cedillo. At the spa your pet will be treated with the up most care ad love. We also offer boarding and daycare servces. After hours appointments are available. Open Monday-Friday 7a.m. to 5p.m. and Saturday 7a.m. to 1p.m.

Adorable Pets
(479) 783-5600
1406 Towson Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
Blue Ribbon Grooming
(479) 709-9446
2912 Grand Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
Stable People, LLC
(479) 713-9287
Fayetteville, AR
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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The Doggy Door
(501) 477-5184
304 N St. Joseph Street
Morrilton, AR
Description
Full service grooming and pet boarding serving all breeds - dogs and cats. We will pamper your pet with the best quality work. Late appointments available. Walkin's welcome.

Grand Grooming
(479) 785-2747
4120 Rogers Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
Butch'S Boarding & Grooming
(479) 782-8784
117 N 9th St
Fort Smith, AR
 
Elite Grooming By Joann
(479) 785-3296
5013 Wirsing Ave
Fort Smith, AR
 
Aussie Pet Mobile Northwest Arkansas
(479) 696-9231
Mc Kissic creek Rd
Bentonville, AR

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the dog house
(870) 662-0219
190 Pearl ST
Marianna, AR
Description
The Dog House offers all grooming and some boarding services for dogs and cats. Baths, nails, ears, we do it all. Appointments available. Possible pickup and delivery.

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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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AR Equine Law

Arkansas

Under Arkansas law, an equine activity sponsor is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risk of equine activities. (Sign posting required.)