Horse Grooming Services Waxahachie TX

Local resource for horse grooming in Waxahachie. 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.

Bow-Wow Barbers
(972) 937-6324
1300 W Main St.
Waxahachie, TX
Professional pet styling at its best. We have staffed stylists that give each and every one of your pets all the TLC they deserve during their day at the spa! They are treated with a professional bath, blow dry, nail clip, ears cleaned, anal glands expressed and hair cut. They will be stepping out in Style with bows, bandanas, and perfume to boot! We have accessories,treats for all our furry friends.

Reining, Cats & Dogs!
(903) 695-4389
7493 W. State Hwy 22
Barry, TX
Reining, Cats and Dogs! is a full service grooming salon serving horses, dogs and cats. We are located in Barry, Texas, a short distance from Corsicana. We use state-of-the-art equipment, and we'll make sure your horse, dog or cat is lookin' great when they leave our salon. Call today for an appointment to have your pet refurbished!

Arlene's Grooming
(972) 230-0245
1906 Lillian Ave
Red Oak, TX

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Willow Brook Animal Hospital
(972) 468-6880
710 N Hampton Rd
Desoto, TX
Willow Run Kennels & Animal Clinic
(972) 223-4400
1116 E Parkerville Rd
Desoto, TX
Aprils Pet Grooming
(972) 775-0352
1306 Rye Glen Dr
Midlothian, TX
Hi my name is April, and I have started grooming from home. I have all the right equipment that any professional would have, and have three years experience. Call me if you would like to set up a time to bring your pet. I am able to groom just about any time and will take great care of your pet. Thanks, April
Grooms most/all breeds of dogs, Special Care Appointments , Cat Grooming Services, Offers Large Dog (70+ Pounds) Grooming Services, Pet Daycare Services

Bow-Wow Barbers
(972) 937-6324
1300 W Main St Ste 104
Waxahachie, TX

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Glamour Dog Salon (Mobile Grooming Services)
(972) 825-7384
3011 John T Ln
Midlothian, TX
By appointment only.

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Karla'S Grooming
(972) 274-4477
269 N Interstate 35 E
Desoto, TX
Desoto Grooming
(972) 223-1940
200 N Hampton Rd
Desoto, TX
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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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