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Horse Grooming Services Louisville KY

Local resource for horse grooming in Louisville. 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.

Lisa's Pet Sitting Service
(502) 552-1584
Louisville, KY
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Pooper Scooper Service, Errand Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Jewels Pet Grooming
(812) 786-4059
410 Brighton Ave.
Jeffersonville, IN
Description
I am a professional pet groomer with more than 6 years experience working with pets of all types. Call for appt.(812) 786-4059. Please visit website for more information.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

The Hound's Tooth, Inc.
(502) 452-1385
3023 Hunsinger Lane
Louisville, KY
Description
We are a Full Service Pet Styling Salon and Boarding Boutique for Pets and Their People. Veterinarian Services,Soft Paws for Cats and Dogs, and a boutique with sizes 6-30. The owner has over 33 years of experience in the Pet Industry and is a retired grooming instructor as well.We have the largest clothing and accessories selection in town.Our overnite rooms are comfortable and roomy.

Hillside Grooming
(812) 923-8825
4773 Paoli Pike
Floyds Knobs, IN
Description
Our grooming dept. manager, Brenda Morris, is a graduate of Nash Academy of Animal Arts. She and Lisa Paonessa, assistant manager, will give your pet professional one-on-one care and attention in a pet friendly environment with veterinarians on-site at all times. Days and hours vary seasonally and special services are available for elderly or infirm dogs and cats.

Kentucky School-Pet Grooming
(502) 634-9404
3140 Preston Hwy
Louisville, KY

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A+ Professional Pet Grooming Inc
(502) 964-6111
5906 Preston Highway
Louisville, KY
Description
We are the absolute cleanest and largest grooming salon in Louisville. Owner has 26 yrs expierence,With the salon having 68 combined yrs expierence. We groom all breeds tiny toys to the biggest breeds. We hand scissor finish all haircuts. We have been in business since 1991 and are a member in good standing with the Better Business Bureau. Come see what "Prefessional" means in Pet Grooming!

A+ Professional Pet Grooming ll Inc.
(502) 957-2275
1889 Old Preston Highway
Louisville, KY
Description
We are a Full service salon serving all of Bullitt Co and surrounding counties. We offer full service grooming with experianced professionals.What one of our salons cant do the other most certainly can. A+ Pet Grooming ll is run by Ryann Holcomb, she is the daughter of the owner of the business's. Stop in, see and smell the difference. We have our own photo albums for viewing by everyone.

Shimarie Pet Spa
(502) 263-9477
8817 Ferndale rd.
Louisville, KY
Description
Shimarie is your "Natural" Pet Spa. We use no harmful chemicals on our furry friends. We use the hdrosurge pet bathing system and have over 15 yrs experience working with people and their pets. We also give 10% of our monthly proceeds to area shelters and organizations to help needy animals.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Bath & Doggy Works
(812) 786-3285
7546 Voyles Rd.
Greenville, IN
Description
Bath & Doggy Works owner Carly Dolan will groom your pet as per your instructions. She enjoys bringing out the beauty of all dogs no matter their breeding. Carly studied dog grooming under 25 year veteran professional dog groomer Julie Bogart. Our rates are very reasonable due to our ability to perform our services with very low cost overhead. Visit our main website listed here for more detailed information.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Groomingdales
(502) 893-0910
2402 Brownsboro Rd
Louisville, KY

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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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KY Equine Law

Kentucky

Under Kentucky law, a farm animal activity sponsor, farm animal professional, or other person does not have the duty to eliminate all risks of injury to the participation in farm animal activities.  There are inherent risks of injury that you voluntarily accept if you participate in farm animal activities.  (Sign posting required.)