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Horse Grooming Services Riverhead NY

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A1 Critter Sitters
(631) 284-3252
Riverhead, NY
Services
House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Dog Training, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Paw Watch
(631) 747-3075
Medford, NY
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Grooming, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Pet Boarding, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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Elite Pet Grooming
(631) 399-3500
1473B Montauk Hwy
Mastic, NY
Description
We are a full line Pet Spa. offering grooming, bathing, and a relaxed setting. Helping our four legged family members. Including cats, dogs, and ferrets.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Poochy Couture Grooming inc.
(631) 880-3505
2229 Route 112
Coram, NY
Description
Poochy Couture opened november 2009 in coram. We are located right across the street from the Coram Diner on Route 112. Come in and see our beautiful clean shop, or just call and make an appt. for your pet. open Tuesday - Saturday. Thanks Donna.owner/groomer.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Retail Pet Products Available

Shirley Feed & Farm
(631) 281-2152
675 Montauk Hwy
Shirley, NY

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4 Legged Friends
(772) 418-5612
Calverton, NY
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, House Sitting, Errand Service, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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the posh poodle
(631) 801-2441
110 Chichester Ave
Center Moriches, NY
Description
I am a veteran groomer of 35 years offering styling for dogs under 45 pounds at my home on a one on one basis. We do all breed clips, fancy clips, hand scissor and fluff dry and give lots of hugs and kisses.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

The Country Clipper
(631) 765-4166
56340 Rt 25
Southold, NY
Description
The Northfork's premier Pet Grooming Salon. Your pet is trated like our own. Specializing in: Grooming, bathing, premium shampoos and fine conditioners, blow dry, full brushing out, nail trimming, ear cleaning, expression of glands (dogs). De-shedding (rejuvenates the coat), de-matting, teeth brushing.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services

Elite Pet Grooming
(631) 399-3500
1473 Montauk Hwy Ste B
Mastic, NY

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Bow Wow Blvd
(631) 399-8035
511 Mastic Rd Ste A
Mastic Beach, NY

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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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