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Horse Grooming Services Stillwater OK

Local resource for horse grooming in Stillwater. 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.

Bark-N-Barber
(405) 377-5003
219 South Knoblock
Stillwater, OK
Description
I have been grooming for 25 years and take great pride in my work. My love for animals is what got me started grooming and what keeps me going. Your pet will be given tender loving care while here. Open Tuesday-Saturday by appt.

Bark-n-Barber
(405) 377-5003
408 West 92nd Street
Perkins, OK
Description
We at Bark-n-Barber strive to make your pets spa day as stress free as possiable. We groom your pet straight though so your pet is out in a timely manner (1 to 2 hours max) or if needed your pet can stay the day and enjoy are play yard while you go to work. Whatever works better for you. We use only soap free spa quality shampos.All pets are hand dryed no cage drying here.We are open Tuesday thru Saturday by appt.

Pet Care Clinic
(405) 372-0963
1507 Cimarron Plz
Stillwater, OK
 
Petco
(405) 707-0590
2170 N Perkins Rd
Stillwater, OK
 
Cimarron Animal Clinic
(405) 372-3200
6012 N Washington
Stillwater, OK
 
Caesarea Cattery
(405) 372-2342
5318 Spring Creek Circle W
Stillwater, OK
Description
We offer cat only grooming and specialize in persian and himalyan cats. We are located in Stillwater and serve the surrounding area. We do baths, cut nails and clip cats. We also do blow outs and especially cater to long haired cats. We also board cats and have a very nice facility for them with a outside play area.
Services
Offers Mobile/House Call Grooming, Cat Grooming Services, Pet Pickup and Delivery, Pet Sitting Services, Pet Daycare Services, Show Grooming Services

Baker Animal Clinic
(405) 372-4525
2003 N Boomer Rd
Stillwater, OK
 
Alice'S Ark
(405) 372-0166
4212 S Western Rd
Stillwater, OK
 
Pretty Paws Grooming Salon
(405) 269-4297
619 E Redbud
Stillwater, OK
 
Bark 'N Barber Pet Salon
(405) 377-5003
408 W 92nd St
Stillwater, OK
 

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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