WesternHorseman

Horse Grooming Services Watsonville CA

Local resource for horse grooming in Watsonville. 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.

Pets on the Path
(831) 588-0714
Aptos, CA
Services
House Sitting, Pet Transportation, Dog Training, Pooper Scooper Service, Grooming, Overnight Pet Boarding, Doggie Day Care, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

Data Provided By:
Pet Emporium
(831) 476-9552
1501 41st Ave
Capitola, CA
Description
We are a full-service Dog Salon who knows how to pamper your pooch! We believe that grooming should be a relaxing experience for your dog. Your pet will be groomed by our professionally trained Groomer with the utmost care. Our priority is to make the grooming experience a positive one for your dog while practicing safe and gentle handling techniques.

Animal Bathing Center
(831) 728-1311
150 Pennsylvania Dr
Watsonville, CA
 
Sassy Fur By Design Professional Pet Grooming
(831) 728-3877
80 Prospect St
Watsonville, CA
 
Animal House Grooming
(831) 462-3235
1713 15th Ave
Santa Cruz, CA
 
Paws n' Claws Pet Sitting
(831) 235-1158
Salinas, CA
Services
Mail/Newspaper Retrieval, Pooper Scooper Service, Alternating Lights/Curtains, House Sitting, Grooming, Overnight Sitting, Daily Dog Walks
Membership Organizations
Pet Sitters International

Data Provided By:
TLC Grooming And Supply
(831) 840-4568
84 Monterey Vista Dr
Watsonville, CA
 
Classy Canine Groom Service
(831) 728-5918
2901 Freedom Blvd
Watsonville, CA
 
Animal Rehabilitation Services
(831) 464-4691
2651 Soquel Ave
Santa Cruz, CA
 
Pet Palace
(408) 847-2336
110 E Luchessa Ave Ste 1B
Gilroy, CA

Data Provided By:
Data Provided By:

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from WesternHorseman.com

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...

Click here to read the rest of this article from WesternHorseman.com