Horse Grooming Services Tyler TX

Local resource for horse grooming in Tyler. 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.

Treasured Pets
(903) 839-7051
Whitehouse, TX
Specialty Pet Products, Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, Doggie Day Care, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
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Pet Sitters International

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The Schnauzer Shop
(903) 597-4459
11898 Hwy 64 W
Tyler, TX
We love to groom schnauzers but we do groom ALL breeds. The owner is a competition groomer and has competed with poodles, schnauzers, a yorkie and also in the creative classes. We use state of the art equipment and the dogs seem to love the calm, quiet nature of our shop. Please visit the website to see photos of our work.

Barkus Grooming
(903) 526-3436
419 Troup Hwy
Tyler, TX
TLC Pet Grooming
(903) 258-6107
10128 CR 1125
Tyler, TX
Weegi's Poodle Salon
(903) 595-1898
11898 State Highway 64 W
Tyler, TX
Bark Avenue Pet Lodge & Grooming Salon
(903) 597-4459
3523 W Erwin
Tyler, TX
We are a full service grooming salon and boarding facility. We are now located in our new state of the art facility as of July 2006. Give us a call, we would love to talk with you. Check us out online also.

Schnauzer Snips Grooming Salon
(903) 245-1771
18950 CR 481
Lindale, TX
I love grooming all breeds but was inspired by a beloved pet to name my business after her. New home location is a quite,calm place that pets can relax and enjoy their groom. 22 yrs exp. On premises at all times. I use only all natural cleaning products, shampoos, and sprays. No chemicals. Please call for appt. Offering express grooms or early drop offs and late pick ups.

Lake Palestine Animal Hospital
(903) 876-4848
Hwy 155 2 Miles N Of Frankston
Tyler, TX
(903) 534-5261

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Tails Wil-Wag Pet Sitting
(254) 399-9862
Woodway, TX
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pet Transportation, House Sitting, Alternating Lights/Curtains, Grooming, Daily Dog Walks
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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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