Excerpts from Testimonials
‘My only regret about purchasing the Equi-stim Legsaver is that I didn’t own one sooner…. every horse I have treated was because the vets couldn’t help or there treatments didn’t really show any improvements … Everything Gary and his team claims the legsaver does – it does!’ – Miki van der Merwe
‘…. the results were amazing! His hamstrings felt like butter they were so soft and he was moving free and without pain.’ – Dr. Mike Buskohl, D.C. and Sarah Albyn, CVT from H.E.A.L Team 6
‘…I have remarkable success using the leg saver on Poll and TMJ pain, suspensory desmitis, tendons, to heal up lacerations, osteo arthritic hocks, ankles and knees, trochanteric bursitis(often called Whorl bone Syndrome), sacroiliac discomfort, sore backs, necks, shoulder, withers, to strengthen the immune system, and to heal foot abscesses as well as increase circulation and vital life force to poor feet in general.
This is just the list off the top of my head, there is so much room for creativity in using the leg saver…. Gary has definitely come up with a better mouse trap’
– Dr. Heather Mack www.balancedequinewellness.com
‘Thank you for saving my horse’s life…’ –
Vickie Montgomery Open abscess & LEG SAVER®
Hi Gary, Here this is the open abscess that I told you about. Just over two weeks there has been a dramatic change for the best!!!! I started using the Leg Saver on this with Castro oil, 10/16/13 & this what it now looks like today 11/2/14. The vets are amazed on how well this is healing, Thank you again for your wonderful little black box, the leg saver, it has help this little filly out so much. By the way I am now treating all my PF cases with this protocol along with PF Nosodes, Hephar Sulph 30c & enzymes…
Cheers, Vickie Montgomery
JEAN WINTERS, WINS CALGARY STAMPEDE BARREL RACE & LEG SAVER®
I’m just letting you know how much I love the Equi-stim leg saver. Iuse it faithfully to treat my barrel horse, Zan. I run barrels professionally and depend on this machine to keep my horse in top condition. I recently competed at the Calgary Stampede in Calgary, Canada and ended up winning the $100,000 dollar check at the end. I treated Zan daily with the Equi-stim. I truly believe that the Equi-stim contributed to my horses ability to come back on Sunday and make two runs and run even harder on the second run.
I’ll also let you know that when I was ready to start hauling hard in late May I took Zan in to the vet to make sure we were in tip top shape, the prognosis was no hock or stifle injections needed. All I had been doing was treating with the Equi-stim about 2 hours weekly on hocks and maintaining him with tying up treatment and massage.
Thank you, Gary for all you’ve done.
By the way, I’ll qualify for my first NFR in December. You can bet that the Equi-stim will be with me!
Hi Gary, so got great news regarding that race horse. They did have me treat him. On Tuesday, this horse raced, had a bad race, ended up with a flipped pallet, lung bleed, and when they scoped him he was full of mucus from whatever virus was going thru the barn. So I did a full 3 hr. immune treatment on him Wed night. Thursday he was better but Friday morning was acting down and out again, I’m talking head hung, no energy, just blah. so Friday night I did the 1/2 hour immune on each point but when it got to the lung part of the treatment I did the full lung bleeding treatment for 1hr. They raced him Saturday and he led the ENTIRE RACE, pulled away at the end, and WON. Sometimes I am truly amazed at the outcome of the treatments you can do with the leg saver. I’m sure you have heard it all but every time I have an outcome like that it just thrills me, so had to share that one.
CHIROPRACTOR & LEG SAVER®
My chiropractor and I have been using the Equi-Stim LEG SAVER® in our practice for a few months now and are delighted with the results that we have seen. Horses are softer, move better, and we are able to get a deeper adjustment after using the Leg Saver. Our most outstanding achievement with the Leg Saver (so far; we know there will be many more) was on a horse that had hamstrings that were as hard as a piece of 2X4. He was hooked up to the LEG SAVER® for 45 minutes and the results were amazing! His hamstrings felt like butter they were so soft and he was moving free and without pain. The LEG SAVER® is a great product that we are extremely satisfied with and glad to have incorporated into our practice.
Dr. Mike Buskohl, D.C. and Sarah Albyn, CVT from H.E.A.L Team 6
WOBBLERS/EPM & LEG SAVER®
Hi Gary! Its Sasha again! I just wanted to tell you about my recent experiences with a 2 yr. old QH filly. I am an certified equine sports massage therapist and certified animal care specialist, and have been working with equine rehabilitation for over 25 years! I have worked with several modalities over the years( pulsed electro magnetic field therapy–Centurion- ) .light therapy , cold laser therapy and of course equine sports massage therapy. This year, after much research on your product and electro current, I decided to invest in your Legsaver….. Since then. I have used it almost exclusively in my work. The biggest attestation to your Legsaver work was when I got a call to go out and see a young Qh filly who was diagnosed with Wobblers syndrome. To see if I could help her in any way. Basically, the owner was told that there was nothing that could be done for her and to consider euthanizing her as she was a danger to herself and to others. She could not stand in one spot for more than a short while as she needed to lean on the wall to support herself. Also the owner would sleep with a camera in the stall and her bedroon and had to go out several times a nite to :un stuck: her as she could not co-ordinate her legs to get up in her stall and would get jammed in the corners. Also co-ordinated walking was almost impossible and she had to be pretty much hand walked since she was a baby. Her neck was never even to the level of her back and had it always hanging low. I can go on, but I am sure you get the picture… So, I did an evaluation and found several issues more, but to keep this short I decided to use the Legsaver on her …. I go a lot with feeling and intuition, so I tried the TMJ hood treatment and the pads on the spinal column(all that I could get on and had in stock!) and the point of the tail treatment all at once. The results were astounding! I felt that if I stimulate the spinal column, from the head (atlas) to the point of the tail, that I could stimulate the dead areas and at least bring circulation to those areas and promoye some sensitivity…….Well, to date she has had a few sessions of the Legsaver ( the last times were with your dmso gel) and this filly is now bucking, playing, and tossing her head around ! She is rearing,and galloping and doing all that a youngster should have been doing all along!!!! We are also doing some exersizes for the legs as the poor thing to date has not even been aware that she had legs!!! Just to make her aware of her body parts! We will be continuing with the treatments soon(winter conditions here in quebec can be brutal at times!) and I will keep you posted with the progress. But if anyone would like more details on the treatments,or the Legsaver, do not hesitate to give them my tel. no. as I would be more than happy to share what I have done, with them….After all, it is all about the horse, isnt it? If we can help them one at a time, it is one more less that is in pain and has a future!!
Sasha Ouimet – Equilibre Rehabilitation
AFRICAN HORSE DISEASE & LEG SAVER®
All going well here – I saved a horse with African Horse Sickness using the immune program as per the manual. Halfway through the treatment the horse started eating and continued to improve daily. I did 2 treatments 4 days apart and he recovered fully.
VETERINARIAN & LEG SAVER®
View the Testimonial Video.
Dr. Heather Mack’s testimonial on the Leg Saver
I have been using micro current therapy for 15 years on various soft tissue injuries in my Equine Sports Medicine practice. I travel from Calgary to West Palm Beach Florida treating predominantly show jumpers and dressage horses. The units I used before I discovered the Leg Saver were bulky and time consuming…Gary has definitely come up with a better mouse trap! This unit is small, fits nicely on the horse and can be working while the horse rests in his stall or even while trailering…it does not require a person to stand and attend to the treatment, once it is set up, you can do something else.
Better yet…this unit allows one to treat not only an injured area but also the acupuncture meridian(S) that affects the injured part. So…it allows healing on a much deeper level. I have remarkable success using the leg saver on Poll and TMJ pain, suspensory desmitis, tendons, to heal up lascerations, osteo arthritic hocks, ankles and knees, trochanteric bursitis(often called Whorl bone Syndrome), sacro-illiac discomfort, sore backs, necks, shoulder, withers, to strengthen the immune system, and to heal foot abscesses as well as increase circulation and vital life force to poor feet in general. This is just the list off the top of my head, there is so much room for creativity in using the leg saver.
I think it is an asset to any horse operation to have a leg saver…there WILL be many times that you will find use for it…I use it on myself frequently..that is why I know it works so very well!
Dr. Heather Mack
MELANOMA & THE LEG SAVER®
Maude and Legsaver
In the spring of 2008, Gary came to my barn in Idaho to show me how to use the Equi-Stim Legsaver, a portable microcurrent device calibrated for horses. Before he arrived, he asked me to try and gather at least 40 horses to work on.
I called all my friends and neighbors and trailers were arriving for four days. After treating nearly everything on four legs and two, we had some time and I told Gary about an older, gray Percheron mare. She was suffering from melanoma and had progressed to the stage where they were abscessing. Her veterinarian and I had been treating a particularly nasty one on her lower lip with antibiotics for six weeks with no noticeable improvement. The infection had gone systemic and since the mare was 26 the decision had been made to euthanise. When I first brought her in to the barn, Gary was skeptical that we could do anything for her. She was pretty miserable and the vet had given up hope and we were scheduling the backhoe. The wound was the size of a quarter, with greenish drainage.
If you know Gary at all though, he has difficulty suppressing his optimism and we hooked old Maude up anyway. Initially, we just placed electrode pads on either side of the abscess and turned the current dials to a comfortable level. She was standing in the cross ties in the aisle of my barn and immediately started draining onto the floor from her mouth, hanging her head inches from the floor. I placed a black rubber feed tub under her to catch the drainage. We also then placed a copper coupling with electrodes attached to the tip of her tail that connected to another electrode between her eyes, effectively flooding her entire system with a very low level of MCT.
After a couple of hours, we turned her back out with the herd and that night she seemed more comfortable eating. The next day we drove to another ranch to treat more horses. The following morning, after talking about how else we could help Maude, using meridian therapies, I went out to fetch her. When I got close to the barn with her, I told Gary he had better sit down. I’m sure he thought that Maude had expired during the night, but in fact her wound had closed and was now the size of the end of my pinky, with a reddish scab. She no longer had an elevated temperature and the melanoma under her lip was greatly reduced! Gary was as surprised as I was and Maude’s owner was in tears. The veterinarian felt the antibiotics had finally kicked in…
Maude has since developed abscesses in her melanomas in various areas, once again in her lip and I have treated them with solely microcurrent using both localized cross-current therapy and systemic immune system meridian therapy, using Gary’s EquiStim Legsaver. Nearly three years later, she continues to live in the retirement herd and is healthier than any of us have ever expected, considering her age and melanomas. Many of her melanomas have reduced in size and have stopped breaking through.
I own and operate an equine rehabilitation and retirement facility in Central Idaho, treating injured equine athlete’s with microcurrent to great and lasting results and the EquiStim Legsaver is at the very foundation of my therapy. Gary is very supportive and knowledgeable and is always there when needed and is constantly adding to the list of ailments treatable with microcurrent. Any one who has horses or is in the equine business must avail themselves of this superior and highly effective therapy. It is non-invasive, non-toxic and promotes general health and performance like nothing else. Most horses find it extremely pleasurable to receive the relief it offers. There have been times when a horse has come into my barn with no known injury, but obviously uncomfortable and unhappy and after a few applications of microcurrent therapy, applied generally, emerged relaxed and cheerful. If MCT could work so well on an older, compromised mare like old Maude, just imagine what it could do for your horse!
Also, thank you Gary, for your unstoppable enthusiasm and boundless curiosity in finding new ways to heal and make a better world for horse and human .
SEVERELY INFECTED HOCKS AND THE LEG SAVER®
Hollywood our Black Quarter Horse Mare
Hollywood is now10 years old. I purchased her at age 4. I trained Holly to ride and started her in cutting.
The winter of 2008 Holly fell when out in the pasture. We found her down and unable to get up at night feeding. She was dead lame having injured her right back hock. The vet that came to see her suspected a broken leg so ex-rays were taken the next morning. The leg was not broken. The mare could not put any weight on it and the hock was 3 times the normal size.
A hock infection was suspected by still another vet and many needles were plunged into the hock to get a sample to test. Only blood came. No fluid could be found. The vet recommended a hospital at this point telling us this injury needed more than normal vet care could provide. Four days had past since the injury.
Holly was shipped to Ohio State University. After a series of tests it was determined that a large blood clot was present, torn ligaments were present, but no infection. This was a huge relief as the vet prepared us by telling us that if it was a joint infection there was not much hope of permanent healing as the standard flushing surgery was rarely successful.
A joint infection meant permanent lameness, often ongoing complications, and thus it was best to put the horse down at that point. Our relief that the joint was not infected was beyond words. We could not think about putting this mare down. I had owned and ridden her for five years and was very attached to her.
We returned to Hunting Valley Stables where Holly was boarded. By the second day we realized the injured hock was getting worse and not better. We knew something was very wrong. The heat coming out of it could be felt with your hand held a couple inches away and it was blown up 3 times the normal size again. At that time Jamie Babbs was operating Tender Care Therapy at Hunting Valley. She was treating legs of race horses, both standardbreds and thoroughbreds.
was diagnosed as having a full blown hock infection and we opted to have Jamie treat her aggressively with the Equi-stim Leg Saver. After talking to two very good vetinarians about the grim end that a hock infection led too we talked at length with Jamie and decided to try the Equi-stim Leg Saver System. Jamie took over Hollywoods care and treated Holly every day for a month.
Another month of treatment followed and results began to really show. Holly could start putting weight on her leg. The infection surfaced, blew out, and began to clear up and heal nicely. By the third month Holly was trotting without much of a gimp. By the summer Hollywood was galloping and doing sliding stops out in the pasture. The treatment was successful and Holly is our proof.
Today Hollywood lives at our house. When she became sound enough to breed we decided to breed her to Indian Art Beat and we are presently waiting for her baby to arrive. It is so good to see her happy, healthy, and sound on that leg. At a walk, trot, and canter she enjoys her life today thanks to Jamie’s hard work and the Equi-stim Leg Saver. Equi-stim Leg Saver was the best choice of treatment for Hollywood. We have no doubt about that.
Owner and trainer of Hollywood
REJUVENATING OLDER HORSES AND LEG SAVER®
To: Mr. Mark T. Crisci,
Re: Amazing Results on My 32 Year Old Paint, Mico
Dear Mr. Crisci:
Thank you for saving my horse’s life. I wanted an older, safe horse, so I purchased Mico, a 25 year old, tri-colored Paint with lots of personality. I am a very timid rider so our rides were very light. However, light, Mico kept coming up lame and seemed depressed and lethargic. I hauled him to the equine hospital for x-rays, which determined I owned a very crippled horse. The local vet was continually draining his hocks and recommended Bute twice a day. His condition was gradually worsening. I was told it would be better if I put him down. The very thought of losing my friend was too hard to bear. I made the decision to retire him and began my search for ways to relieve his pain.
I was reluctant when I heard about the EQUI-STIM LEG SAVER® system but was willing to try it. It has made a world of difference for Mico, truly a miracle. I don’t understand how it works but I do know that it does. After 2 treatments, Mico began to perk up. He seemed eager to return to work.
I was truly convinced that the EQUI-STIM LEG SAVER® treatments were working when I watched him find a soft spot in the turn out and how he gently lowered himself to the ground and rolled with such contentment and how he shook himself off and gave a little buck and trotted off. It still makes me tear up. He hadn’t rolled in about 2 years. I’m sure it was difficult and painful for him to lie down. He was not a happy camper before the EQUI-STIM LEG SAVER®. His hocks no longer need to be drained and he is just plain happy. Although Mico is now completely retired, I continue an occasional treatment just to keep him tuned up. Mico knickers every time he sees you Mark so I know he likes the system.
Again, thank you for saving my friend, Mico .
Below is Mr. Crisci’s examination and treatment approach for Mico:
Upon first visual examination , the fluid retention in his hocks was self evident with a noticeable sway to his top line (but being +/- twenty-nine years old this was allowable). With hand manipulation I noticed his back, Semitendinosus muscle (equivalent to our hamstring) was sensitive, and the bursa area in the hip region was sensitive as well. I conferred with you and we came to agreement that that “root” cause of Mico’s problem was a pattern of chronic pain in his back causing him to roll his hip (causing excessive sway back) to help reduce the pain he was feeling (just as any of us would walk when we hurt our backs!).
Now , you have to remember that the vet was sure his cannon bone was shot and that his day were indeed numbered. Mico didn’t have excessive warmth in the cannon bone area, but his hocks were extremely loaded with fluid- that didn’t make sense. You pointed out that the rotation of the back causes the ability of the horse to reach out with their rear legs to decrease. Thereby “driving” the legs into the ground, prematurely, causing a percussive force directed up the legs. The hocks taking the brunt of the impact – thereby causing the swelling.
This is the treatment protocol I used for Mico:
Utilizing Equi-Stimlegsaver, I treated Mico’s back, Sacroilliac, Hip, and Hocks
I treated the Ting point that are associated with these areas as described in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) protocols for horses.
1/2 walks after each treatment.
Mico was not allowed to go beyond a walk for two weeks. He was walked along side mounds of dirt the pasture to help unlock his back. In essence, I was retraining his movement. He had developed bad habits due to his prolonged (years) dealings with pain. When I first met Mico, he could not take three steps into a canter or trot without breaking down from the pain he was enduring. And we all know of a horses high tolerance to pain. Gradually Mico was allowed to walk faster and faster, and then a few steps into a trot. You should have seen him throwing his head like a young colt and no breakdown! Mico has made and incredible recovery with additional nutritional supplements and “tune-up” treatments. He even stops from a full gallop with both rear legs engaging the dirt – like a reiners stop (no gradual tip toe stop). Something I didn’t even expect.
Mico is now thirty -two years old and going strong.
CUTTING, BARREL RACERS, REIGNERS & LEG SAVER®
Sent: Monday, December 10, 2007 10:32 AM
I have been using the Leg Saver for a little over 2 years now. I became interested in the machine when I realized I could not use bute or banamine on my cutting horse due to a kidney problem. Medication was not an option so I began looking for alternatives for body soreness. The first treatment my husband and I noticed vessel dialation in the hind legs and when I showed him later that day I marked a 76 (very high mark) and won the class. I was hooked. I started treating friends horses and now have a small business that I love. I have treated everything from body soreness, navicular, torn hamstrings, epm, open wounds, radial nerve injury, cysts on stifles, suspensory injuries, tying up, just to name a few. I love my Leg Saver and so do my clients.
NCHA Competitor and wife of Cutting Horse Trainer
LEG SAVER® AND REHAB. CENTER
Glad to hear that you are having some help with this great product of yours. This last year with a lot of new horses coming into my program it saved my clients and horses a lot of pain from colic and wallets. Also my mare the seems to want to founder when pregnant lived on it for about 3 months and had a very healthy colt and she rotated all so slight. Believe me she could not walk on all 4’s. My farrier and vet I was going to loose her and the baby. Another won case by the Leg-Saver. As for the other show horses they love it when they see me strap on the harness. Their lips go a licking! Thanks again for such an easy product to use.
SHOW JUMPERS AND LEG SAVER®
I am a great fan of your Leg Saver. My name is Vickie Montgomery. I am a jumper trainer and have a daughter who is working her way up to the Grand Prix level in the Jumper world. This requires a program making the horse number #1 and a keen eye to keep the horses fit, strong and competitive.
The circuit is 11 months long traveling up and down the highways. I have had great success in shipping my top horses with the Leg Saver on, while traveling down these roads. It is the only way I know to keep the muscle fit unless you want to use drugs, which I do not do.( I find drugs weaken the immune system which creates a whole other layer of problems). Many times are shows are 8-9 hours away which is a long time for the horses to stand in one place and not become stiff and sore. They all come off the van ready to work!
I also use the Leg Saver during the show when I start to see any muscle soreness. I would recommend this product to anyone who is serious about keeping the horse #1 in their program as I do in mine. Without the horse you have to ask WHY are we doing this sport! It has to be all about them FIRST.
Gary has made the use of the Leg Saver very easy to use and follow with the treatments he has designed.
Thanks Gary for making a great product. I feel everyone should have a Leg Saver in their tool box for so many reasons. I know I could not live without the Leg Saver
Many thanks again,
Montgomery Show Stable
SHOW JUMPERS AND LEG SAVER®
From: “Miki van Der Merwe”
To: “‘EQUI-STIM LEG SAVER®'”
My name is Miki van der Merwe. I run a small showjumping yard of 35 horses and I use to work ride for one of the more prominent showjumping yards in South Africa.
My only regret about purchasing the Equi-stim Legsaver is that I didn’t own one sooner and that the product was not available 8 years ago. If I think of all the great horses I have owned and known that had to be retired or put down or died that the legsaver could have treated and maintained successfully.
I have owned the legsaver for two months and being in the showjumping world I have had to deal with a lot of sceptics – coaches and vets! To the day every treatment I have done has astonished owners and the vets. Some treatments have had to be more extensive than others but every horse I have treated was because the vets couldn’t help or there treatments didn’t really show any improvements right down to founders, ringbone, kissing spine and the dreaded high suspensory injuries.
Everything Gary and his team claims the legsaver does – it does!
The after sales service is great – not one question that I have had, and there has been plenty was not answered immediately and effectively.
I am working hard, “so many horses, so little time” but the rewards are immense – happy horses. The one mare I was asked to treat looked like she wanted to eat me alive when I got close to her the first time. After three treatments she is actually rather sweet now to anybody who approaches her stable. The one problem I do have is that my phone won’t stop ringing from happy owners who just wants to thank you once again because their horse still feels great.
Now if I could just get enough time to treat my own horses!
I have never been so satisfied with any product I have bought except maybe my horses – now that I have the legsaver.
LEG SAVER® & FARRIER
SCOTT MCDONALD HORSESHOEING
I AM A PRACTICING FARRIER WORKING ON ALL TYPES OF HORSES AND PONIES. I WORK ON THOROUGHBRED, STANDARDBRED, QUARTER, POLO, AND EQUESTRIAN HORSES. I DO HOT & COLD SHOEING AS WELL AS CORRECTIVE SHOEING AND TRIMS. I HAVE USED THE LEG SAVER IN MY PRACTICE WITH TREMENDOUS SUCCESS. I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GROW AT LEAST 1/2″ OF HOOF PER MONTH. THE QUALITY OF THE GROWTH IS EXCELLENT. IT DOES AN EXCELLENT JOB ON ALL HOOF PROBLEMS.
I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THE LEG SAVER FOR ANYONE IN THE HORSE BUSINESS.