Horse Grooming Services Springfield IL

Local resource for horse grooming in Springfield. 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.

Green Dawg Groom
(217) 787-5895
1900 Parkview Drive
Springfield, IL
Groomer and owner, Barb Hedden, has owned and groomed a variety of pets over 20 years. If you are looking for a skilled professional in a pet-friendly environment and grooming using the highest quality products and gentle handling for your dog, look no further. Nail clipping and cleaning of anal glands are part of regular pricing. Pick-up and delivery services are also available (extra). Small and medium breeds accepted. Open M-S.
Hand Stripping Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery

Laketown Animal Hospital
(217) 529-4211
1115 Adlai Stevenson Dr
Springfield, IL
Bubbles Of Fun Pet Grooming
(217) 528-4504
450 North St
Springfield, IL
The Groom Room
(217) 787-1414
1901 Barberry Dr
Springfield, IL
Artistic Canine Grooming
(217) 528-8282
1724 N 20th St
Springfield, IL
Judees Canine Salon
(217) 629-9507
105 N. 6th Street
Riverton, IL
A family business since 1965. We service all pets. Vet recommended. Member of ISPDGA for over 25 years. Our salon is has modern equiptment and clean, comfortable surroundings. No drugs or restraints are used in our salon. Individual attention is to your pet. Two full time groomers. Hours by appointment are Tues.-Fri, all day. Mon. & Sat. are half days. Our prices are for full service. No hidden charges.
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Exotic Animal Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred, Show Grooming Services

Vi's Pet Palace
(217) 523-3973
2926 S Walnut St
Springfield, IL

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(217) 585-8913
1532 W Jefferson St
Springfield, IL
Mutt Hutt Inc.
(312) 243-3647
Chicago, IL
Pet Massage, Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Pooper Scooper Service, Behavior Modification, Dog Training, Doggie Day Care, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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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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IL Equine Law


Under the Equine Activity Liability Act, each participant who engages in an equine activity expressly assumes the risks of engaging in and legal responsibility for injury, loss, or damage to person or property resulting from the risk of equine activities.  (Sign posting required.)