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Horse Grooming Services Summerville SC

Local resource for horse grooming in Summerville. 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.

Dog Days Pet Styling
(843) 821-7086
2885 West 5th North St Ste E
Summerville, SC
Description
Our Groomer and owner Theresa Miles is a pet Lover at heart,she has over 20 years of grooming and showing experience.She will make every effort to make sure the grooming procedure is as pleasant as possible.We are open Monday,Wed-Saturday 9:00am - 5:30pm by appointment only.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Hand Stripping Services, Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Show Grooming Services

The Pooch Parlor, LLC
(843) 761-5551
529 E. Main St.
Moncks Corner, SC
Description
The Pooch Parlor is a family owned and operated business. Our groomers have years of experience and treat your pets like family. We groom all breeds. We are open Mon.- Sat. from 8:00 am-4:00 pm. Located in Downtown Moncks Corner at 529 E. Main St.
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Vet Referred

PetSmart
(843) 821-7043
470 AZALEA SQUARE BLVD
SUMMERVILLE, SC

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All Is Well A Groomer'S Secret Salon
(843) 871-7977
440 Old Trolley Rd
Summerville, SC
 
All 4 Paws
(843) 875-2922
1896 N Main St
Summerville, SC
 
Dog Days Pet Styling
(843) 821-7086
2885 West 5th North St. Ste E
Summerville, SC
Description
Owner and groomer Theresa Miles has over 20 years experience grooming and showing dogs. We are a full service salon. Our hours of operation are . Mondays 9-5:30 Wed - Sat 9-5:30 by appointment only. We say no to drugs!
Services
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Retail Pet Products Available, Vet Referred

Dog Days Pet Styling
(843) 821-7086
2885 W 5th North St
Summerville, SC
 
Pawsitively Fur Pets
(843) 821-8210
807 N Cedar St
Summerville, SC
 
Right Touch
(843) 873-1935
127 Hemphill Ct
Summerville, SC

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Westbury Pet Care Center
(843) 873-9835
Highway 78 W
Summerville, SC
 
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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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SC Equine Law

South Carolina

Under South Carolina law, an equine activity sponsor or equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from an inherent risk of equine activity, pursuant to Article 7, Chapter 9 of Title 47, Code of Laws of South Carolina, 1976.  (Sign posting is required.)