About Me

“Fantastic woman with an amazing pair of hands !! Sorted many of my horses and will continue with all of mine, highly recommend !” Claire

I qualified in McTimoney Animal Chiropractic in 2012 after having qualified in Animal Massage in 2007, I hold a BSc (Hons) in Equine Science from Writtle College and an MSc Animal Manipulation from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic and am an active member of the McTimoney Animal Association.

McTimoney Animal Chiropractor Massage Physiotherapy

As a teenager, I was never lucky enough to have my own horse, so I would I ride other people’s horses, often they had ridden or behavioural issues. I would figure out these issues and after some hard work, the horse would become a joy to ride, often, the owner would take the horse back, and I would start again with a new horse!

I volunteered at my local riding school as a child, spending my weekends and summers looking after the horses and clients.  I then went onto ride with a small scale dealer, learning about breeding, looking after foals, keeping horses more naturally, starting youngsters and rehabilitating horses who needed ridden re-education, including the re-education of ex-racehorses; nutritional rehabilitation and improving confidence in the ridden horse, and young horses.  I also learnt a huge amount about saddling and saddle fitting, the importance of checking and changing saddles as a horse gains muscle and topline.  During this time I also learnt how to ride in a more classical way, without force and in a way that not only improves the horses biomechanics when ridden, but I also found this way of riding and training would greatly improve the horses temperament, nervous horses would become calm and soft, when ridden in this way.

I left to undertake my undergradute degree BSc (Hons) Equine Science, where I studied nutrition, sports perfomance, sports medicine, anatomy and discovered a interest for injury rehabilitation.  After my degree I put my new skills to good use rehabilitating more complex cases of neglected and porly trained horses, I studied animal massage, this enabled me to help horses with musculoskeletal injuries, especially exrace horses that needed support.  I decided to train further at the McTimoney College of Chiropractic for MSc Animal Manipulation, a gentle touch spinal realignment therapy.  The results I started to get were astounding!

stretching chiropractor horse osteopath massage physiotherapy

My early experiences with horses and subsequent further qualifications have led me to have a wealth of experience working with many types and personalities of horses.  Many of my clients call me because their horse tends to be nervous or unsure of new people, I am able to treat nervous horses without upsetting them, allowing the animal to get the best of the treatment without being reduced to restraining an already sceptical individual.

I own a young cob named Badger, who I am just starting to train to be ridden, and 2 cats, whom I also treat.  I also have a share a beautiful soul called Fox, who had a troubled past and extensive physical issues.  He now is a calm member of our herd and has a job teaching students on Monty Roberts courses run by Chris.

For a consultation or to find out more 07931 523606 or find me on facebook www.facebook.com/mctimoneymanipulationsussex or Twitter @annablunden

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  1. I am really impressed with your website. Mine is caninearthritis.co.uk. I was hoping to make contact with you. I would like to add McTimoney to my list of complementary therapies used for arthritis. I also would like contributions from therapists for my blog.
    Please contact me on hannah@caninearthritis.co.uk

    1. Hi Hannah, I’m already following your Facebook page and I love what you’re doing, it’s so hard to get the right message out to owners about arthritis and the ways that animals with the condition can be helped. I will email you shortly.

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