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Horse Grooming Services Leesburg FL

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Doggies Day Out Florida
(352) 638-4191
Lady Lake, FL
Services
Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Doggie D' Tails Dog Grooming
(352) 551-5611
610 Tangerine St.
Tavares, FL
Description
Certified Master Dog Groomer.3rd genration dog groomer. One on one with your baby. Stress free. Its a home awawy from home!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

village Paw Spa
(352) 751-5711
37601 Rolling Acres Road
Lady Lake, FL
Description
Villages, Lady lake location of central Florida. Premiere boarding, grooming and day care. Home and country atmosphere!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Vet Referred

Paws & Effect Groom and Spa
(352) 357-0200
5 N Eustis Street
Eustis, FL
Description
Pampering Your Furry Loved Ones! We use only natural, botanical shampoos. We bathe and style all breeds dogs and cats.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Annette's Pretty Paws Pet Grooming Serivce
(352) 307-2825
5219 SE 113th Street
Belleview, FL
Description
Salon visit includes shampoo and massage, hand brushing, blow-dry, nail trimming, ear cleaning, loose hair removal.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Vet Referred

RubyRed's Pet Sitting & Services
(352) 383-3599
Mount Dora, FL
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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Doggie D' Tails Mobile Dog Grooming
(352) 551-5611
610 Tangerine St.
Tavares, FL
Description
Stress free grooming that's one on one, no cages, free love!I come to you. Serving Lake County for 16 years. 352-551-5611
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Eden Pet Center
(352) 589-2524
1996 County Rd 452
Eustis, FL
Description
A full service salon and kennel offering boarding, daycare, and grooming for any size dog or cat. Open Sunday thru Friday. We take pride in our service and our staff. Formerly known as the Red Ruff Inn & Salon.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Livestock Grooming services

Bark Avenue Inc.
(352) 383-7570
17855 U.S. Hwy. 441
Mount Dora, FL
Description
Established in 1993. Full service grooming with retail. Owner is a National Certified Master groomer thru NDGAA.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Hand Stripping Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Tailwaggers Pet Spa & Boutique
(352) 323-5777
704 S 14th St
Leesburg, FL

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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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FL Equine Law

Florida

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