Michael Sarno

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The first and most important point about Navicular Disease is: ITS NOT TERMINAL. With treatment and care, the large majority of horses that have a diagnosis of navicular disease can be managed and returned to their previous level of performance. A horse diagnosed with navicular disease is similar to that of a human athlete with bad feet. It does not mean that he can never run again. What it means is, that he has to be aware of the problem and take special care of his feet. The same is true for a horse with navicular disease. The most important management you can do for your horse with this type of problem is stay on a consistent 5-6 week shoeing schedule.

This video talks about:
1. Pastern angle alignment
2. Length of toe versus height of heel
3. Proper shoe size.

Club Foot
The club foot video talks about classic club footed horses. How to trim the foot and make the shoe so you get the proper set back, so you can align the dorsal wall.

Long Toe Low Heel
The heel toe video talks about how to manage the long toe low heel syndrome. The length of toe and height of heel formula is taught in this video.

Stumbling and Tripping
We have all experienced from time to time a horse stumbling or tripping. This video talks about the common reasons why horses stumble and trip. Excellent footage on a horse tripping in motion.

Always Lame After Shoeing

This video explains some of the common mistakes made when shoeing a horse.
1. Cutting the foot to short
2. Pairing away to much sole
3. Creating sole pressure
4. Improper nail placement, leading to nail pressure and or infections and abscesses.

Michael Sarno Horse Magic Video

Shoeing Techniques for five common lamenesses