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Horse Grooming Services Katy TX

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All God's Creatures
(281) 658-5729
Cypress, TX
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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The Bunker Hill Groomer
(713) 468-3064
12377 Kingsride Lane
Houston, TX
Description
Serving Houston's upscale Memorial area since 1976, offering a clean, smoke free enviroment,featuring a gentle handed award winning custom scissor stylist w/35 yrs experience, premium pet shampoos, recommended by multiple area vets. Extra services include Toenail filing, tooth brushing,Express appointments (2hrs or less), pickup & delivery.Cat grooming is available. Open Tues.-Sat.8-6. Retail collars, toys & grooming products.

Love On A Leash
(281) 392-6688
870 S Mason Rd Ste 105
Katy, TX

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Rosehill Pet Resort
(281) 758-0913
16303 Mueschke Rd
Cypress, TX
 
Hound Depot
(281) 558-2126
2395 Highway 6 S Ste G
Houston, TX

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Animal Tales
(281) 395-5525
23930 Westhiemer Parkway
Katy, TX
Description
Upscale pet boutique/grooming shop in Katy, Texas. Dedicated to pet nutrition and promoting a holistic lifestyle.

Bunker Hill Groomer, Inc.
(713) 468-3064
12377 Kingsride Lane
Houston, TX
Description
Serving west Houston's Memorial area since 1976. Recommended by area vets. Offering regular bi-wkly maintenance program at reasonable prices, custom scissor clips by award winning owner/groomer. Bichon breeder/exhibitor/Specialist on premisis offers hand stripping for terriers. Tooth brushing & nail filing on request. Local pickup & delivery available. Tues-Sat. Grooming tools, shampoos & topical flea control products available.

PetSmart
(281) 599-1125
19945 KATY FREEWAY
HOUSTON, TX

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Diamond Dog Grooming
(281) 558-4454
14473 Memorial Dr
Houston, TX

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Ju Ju's Pet Grooming & Day Spa
(281) 496-7878
12624 Briar Forest Dr
Houston, 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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