Sarah Games BSc (Hons) MSc AM

McTimoney Animal Practitioner covering Surrey and West Sussex

Remedial Treatment following injury, behaviour or performance change

McTimoney Animal Manipulation is a highly effective and gentle physical therapy. I use it to rehabilitate horses with a variety of conditions. These include:

  • Back, neck and pelvic pain, including saddle related back pain.
  • Behavioural problems when ridden or driven.
  • Deterioration in performance.
  • Stiffness on one rein/difficulty working in an outline/struggling to pick up a canter lead or cantering disunited.
  • Difficulty building a topline.
  • Resistances such as refusing fences, bucking and rearing.
  • Reluctant to be tacked, rugged up or cold-backed.
  • An uneven gait.
  • Uneven wear of shoes.
  • Asymmetry in muscle development.
  • A history of underlying problems such as dental issues, recent lameness or a poorly fitting saddle.
  • Muscle strain.
  • Joint problems such as stiffness or arthritic/degenerative joint disease.
  • Rider related problems.

 

Maintenance Treatment

For many of my clients, McTimoney Animal Manipulation is part of their horse’s routine health visits. They include my services along with dentist, vet, saddler and farriery appointments. It’s an excellent way to help their horse enjoy good health, freedom of movement and optimum performance. Benefits include:

  • Improved flexibility, suppleness and movement.
  • Early detection of minor musculoskeletal problems before they develop into more noticeable symptoms.
  • Allowing your horse to fulfil their potential by improving performance, health and well-being.

 

I would recommend that your horse has a maintenance check-up every six months. A McTimoney treatment is particularly beneficial at the start of a training programme or during a heavy competition schedule because it will help to maintain high performance.