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Horse Grooming Services Park City UT

Local resource for horse grooming in Park City. 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.

Eco Dog Mobile Grooming
(801) 897-3237
623 Holly Haven Circle
Murray, UT

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Dirty Johnson's Dog Wash, Grooming and Pet Sitting
(801) 486-0683
2823 South 2300 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Description
Dirty Johnson's is the premier Dog Wash, Grooming and Pet Sitting company in Salt Lake City. Established in 2005, we pride ourselves on having a clean and friendly environment and using the highest quality products. Call, check out our website, or stop in today! Both you and your dog will love Dirty Johnson?s!

It's Reigning Cats and Dogs. Inc.
(801) 487-1005
1604 South 1100 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Description
Grooming by profesionals. Head groomer / manager is Mary Pyle, Certified Master Groomer-IPG, and Certified Kennel Operator-ABKA. Sister / owner is Irva McDougald, Certified Groomer-IPG and Certfied Kennel Operator - ABKA We have over 60 years of combined experience. Cats are a specialty.

Dirty Johnson's Dog Wash
(801) 486-0683
2823 S 2300 E
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Bob Dog's Self Svc Dog Wash
(801) 463-1117
2915 E 3300 S
Salt Lake City, UT

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Summit Pet Care
(435) 658-5148
4385 W Kilby Rd.
Park City, UT
Description
A full service salon located in a boarding and daycare facility. We give the highest quality care for your dog. Our motto is "Quality care when you're not there". Everyone that works here has been in the animal business for years and cares for animals.

Precious Pet Paradise, LLC
(801) 492-7746
61 W. Main Street
American Fork, UT
Description
Precious Pet Paradise?s provides the community with the highest quality services available. The staff has received certification through the National Dog Groomers Association and we proudly employ Nationally Certified Master Groomers (NCMG). Precious Pet Paradise has a professional reputation from achieving total client satisfaction. We provide the highest level of humane pet care.

Park City Pet Grooming
(435) 658-4873
1950 Woodbine Way
Park City, UT

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Dirty Johnson's Dog Wash, Grooming & Pet Sitting
(801) 486-0683
2823 South 2300 East
Salt Lake City, UT
Hours
Mon-Fri 11:00am-6:00pmSaturday 9:00am-6:00pmClosed Sunday

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PetSmart
(801) 756-0192
472 N990 WEST
AMERICAN FORK, UT

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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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