Michael Sarno

First Class Farrier Service

Serving The Greater Phoenix Area  



November 11, 2009

Dear Michael, I must say, this is the first time I spoke with a farrier consultant on the internet. I know my farrier is young in the profession, but I really didn’t want to hire another. You were so kind and willing to teach my farrier how to shoe my horse. I am so very happy to have a sound horse, and my farrier is so excited to know the secret on how to shoe my horse. He said he will contact you again when he needs your help.

Thank you so much,

Diane Long

Phoenix, Arizona

December 13, 2009

Dear Michael,
It was a real pleasure getting to know you.
I have been searching for months to find someone to help me with my lame horse. I hired two veterinarians and also pay two farriers too work on my horse in the past 6 months. I spent well over $750.00. We were not able to pin point the lameness and get Ginger sound. In my frustration I started searching the internet on equine lameness’s and that’s where I came across your Google Ad. I was so happy to find a farrier consultant to talk with about my horse. My first two phone calls to you were completely free, you listened very carefully to my lameness history, you asked several questions about my horse, i.e.: age, stalling conditions, feeding program, shoeing history, type of riding, when the lameness began, etc. You explained to me your program, then asked me to provide you with, pictures of the hooves, a 30 second video of my horse walking and trotting, and x-rays if they were available. After you reviewed all the information, you called me back and said you had a remedy for my horse’s lameness, and I could handle it myself. The cost is $50.00 and you would explain how to do the procedure. I was very skeptical, but also very excited. I did ask if your consulting service came with a guaranty. You said yes, I do guaranty my service, and I am 95% certain I have the remedy for your horse. If I miss my mark, I will re-evaluate the diagnose and offer you another remedy at no extra charge. I was definitely willing to try your program; after all, I already had a lot of money invested in my horse’s lameness with no results.
I paid $50.00 into your PayPal account with my credit card, and we did get started with my horse.
The diagnose: A sub-solar abscess infecting the sensitive structures of the hoof.
The remedy was so simple I just couldn’t believe it.
2 hot water soaks, anti-inflammatory drawing pack w/ sheet cotton and a 4-5 day wait period.
I am so thankful for all your help!

Lisa Norris,
Phoenix, Arizona

December 21, 2010

Three Testimonies Written By Michael Sarno While Shoeing In Singapore I watched this 8 year old thoroughbred mare walk up to the shoeing rack. She was lame in both fronts. The owner of the horse, asked me if I could help Jessica? I said yes, and then asked her to please walk her horse off about 30 feet and then trot back. Ok, this horse wants to stand slightly toed in, and naturally breaks over outside toe quarter. The horse was wearing rocker rolled shoes with a center break over. I removed the shoes and balanced the feet to stand slightly toed in. The mare actually groaned with relief and her eyes soften.

This is a beautiful Connemara pony about 12 years old. Has no lameness history at all. I was asked by the owner to take a look at little Calli. She was limping on the right front and then limping on the left front. Keep in mind the climate in Singapore is very wet and it rains almost every day.
Calli was shod the day before, and she did have toe cracks for a very long time, due to the wet weather conditions. At the time of shoeing, the shoer cut out the toe cracks about half way up the horn wall, also removed the bars of the hoof and thin the sole by parring to much with his knife. This took away all the supporting structures for the coffin bone. Calli was headed for an acute state of laminitis, for sure.
I custom made some heartbar shoes and gave the coffin bones a lot of support. When we were finished, we trotted Calli on the soft ground and she was sound. One week later we trotted Calli on the hard ground and she was 100%. We stayed in heartbars for 2 shoeings and then went back to regular shoes.

This is a story of a 14 year old thoroughbred mare. The owner says to me, my horse is always tripping and sometimes acts lame in the arena. I said lets go up to the arena and watch her go. Sure enough, Goldridge was tripping and sometimes lame on the left, sometimes lame on the right.
After a close look at the front hooves, I could see she had very thin soles, and this is a type of horse that will never grow a thick sole. Keep in mind they are riding in sand arena’s and the sand can cause a lot of sole pressure, to a thin soled horse. I decided to put Goldridge in leather rim pads, to build a cup in the hooves and help protect the thin soles from the ground. When we were finished shoeing, we went to the arena again to evaluate the horse.
It was an instant success. No tripping and no lameness.