McTimoney for Horses

Horses are susceptible to musculoskeletal problems due to the demands placed on their
bodies. Many horses, whether an elite athlete or a happy hacker, may suffer from neck, back or pelvic pain at some point in their life. This may have been as a result of a fall or injury, poorly fitted tack, an asymmetric rider, conformational faults or a number of other reasons. Either immediately or over time these misalignments can cause discomfort and may result in secondary issues. Some symptoms that horses may show include:

  • Back pain
  • Bucking
  • Rearing
  • Napping
  • Jump refusal
  • Incorrect canter lead
  • Saddle fitting issues.
  • Resistance to the contact
  • Difficulty in lateral flexion

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    Left: A horse showing imbalances through the neck and thoracic spine caused by misaligned vertebrae.

    Right: The horse immediately after receiving a McTimoney treatment.