WesternHorseman

Horse Grooming Services Porter TX

Local resource for horse grooming in Porter. 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.

ABC Pet Resort & Spa
(281) 444-9414
17024 Bamwood Dr.
Houston, TX

Data Provided By:
Fee-Fee's Dog Grooming
(281) 353-3647
703 Spring Cypress Rd.
Spring, TX
Description
Fee-Fee's Dog Grooming is a wonderful place to bring your pet. We specialize in hand scissoring, and offer the Hydro-Surge bathing system.

Glitzy Cutz Dog grooming
(832) 286-1965
16460 Kutkendahl Rd
Houston, TX
Description
"ALL BREED" Dog Grooming done here at Glitzy Cutz. We offer a wide selection of services including nail grinds, pawlish, tooth brushing, anal glands, express grooms, bath packages, custom designs and more, and we only use the best in shampoo and coat conditioners. We also have lots of toys, collars and leads.

Animal Crackers
281-379=3647
6741 Klein Cementery Rd
Spring, TX
Description
We offer a complete facility boarding, grooming, day care and training. Located on 7 beautiful acres.

Grooming By Dee
(281) 359-3790
1725 Northpark Dr
Humble, TX

Data Provided By:
Maw N Paws Mobile Grooming
(281) 639-9956
25203 Kingsdown
Spring, TX

Data Provided By:
Katies Kritters
(832) 387-0681
18160 trails end rd
Conroe, TX
Description
Located 5 minutes east of The Woodlands mall is a quiet, cage free, tranquilizer free & noisy dryer free grooming business. Dont sit at the groomers all day waiting, Pet is bathed, dried and groomed all in one go. While your pet is waiting to be picked up they can lounge around the house and enjoy some nice water and treats
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

K9 Social Club
(832) 717-4333
8320 Louetta Rd
Spring, TX
Description
K9 Social Club offers pet grooming,boarding,training and daycare services. Groomer Vickie Bartley has 29 yrs experience in the pet industry. We believe communication is the key to having your pet look exactly like you want at pick up.Hand dried scissor finished. All breeds welcome. Personalized care for you and your pet.

Klassy Klipp
(281) 354-2472
23874 Loop 494 Ste D
Porter, TX

Data Provided By:
PetSmart
(281) 540-1274
20518 HWY 59
HUMBLE, TX

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from WesternHorseman.com

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from WesternHorseman.com