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Horse Grooming Services Statesville NC

Local resource for horse grooming in Statesville. 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.

4 Paws Home & Pet Services, LLC
(704) 400-1833
Sherrills Ford, NC
Services
Pet Massage, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Behavior Modification, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Dog Gone Gorgeous
(704) 924-9442
302 Turnersburg Hwy.
Statesville, NC
Description
Full service salon offering dog grooming and boarding services. All breeds welcome. Hours for grooming: Tues.-Sat. 7:30am-1:00pm Wed. and Thurs. Evenings 4:00pm-8:00pm
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services

At The Lake Pet Grooming
(704) 799-2377
915 River Highway
Mooresville, NC
Description
Welcome to At The Lake Pet Grooming a spa dedicated to the special needs of your pet. Our philosophy is that your pet is an individual... like you. While we aim to provide top quality grooming and styling services, we also look at the whole dog-- beyond the hairand stress the importance of building a relationship with your pet in safe and comfortable an environment.

Carolina Pawprints Grooming Salon Inc.
(704) 799-9000
Carolina Pawprints Grooming Salon Inc.
Mooresville, NC
Description
Carolina Pawprints is a full service grooming salon for dogs, cats, and everything in between. Our groomers take great pride in their work and it shows!!! All our grooming includes bath,brush out, nails, express anal glands, ears, and fluff drying. We offer pet sitting and pick up and delivery of your pet. Our hours are Tuesday-Saturday 8-4PM
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

Four Footers Pet Salon
(704) 278-4609
13185 NC 801 Hwy
Mt Ulla, NC

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Zen Petcare
(704) 914-5878
Mooresville, NC
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, House Sitting, Grooming, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Overnight Pet Boarding, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

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Pet Parade, LLC
(704) 660-1139
110 Charleston Drive
Mooresville, NC
Description
A full service dog grooming salon. We are also a pet boutique specializing in clothes, collars, leashes, toys, and all natural treats and food. Open Monday thru Saturday.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services

A Cut Above Pet Grooming
(704) 660-1383
1249 River Highway # A
Mooresville, NC
Description
All Natural products and supplies. Graduate of grooming school. Member NDGAA. All breed grooming.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Pet Pickup and Delivery

Tracy's Grooming Shop
(704) 528-6242
653 N Main St
Troutman, NC

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PetSmart
(704) 660-0444
590-G RIVER HIGHWAY
MOORESVILLE, NC

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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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NC Equine Law

North Carolina

Under North Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in equine activities resulting exclusively from the inherent risks of equine activities.  Chapter 99E of the North Carolina General Statutes.  (Sign posting is required.)