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Photo - Annette Penny

APG Equine Limited - Bideford, Devon

Equine Therapist

General Information

Professional / Company name APG Equine Limited
Profession Equine Therapist
Location Devon
Website Address

Specialities / Skills

APG Equine is dedicated to the wellbeing of animals in general but horses in particular; all our services and products are chosen and tested for that purpose.

Offering - 

* McTimoney-Corley musculoskeletal therapy

* Saddle "trouble-shooting" - including rider posture

* Maximising equine potential: specialising in performance horses



Qualifications / Affiliated Bodies / Regulated Bodies

Trained as both an animal and human Chiropractor with over 12years experience.

RAMP Registered.

Member of the UK Royal College of Chiropractors


Annette offers McTimoney-Corley musculoskeletal therapy as a method of restoring health by gentle but very effective corrective manipulation of the bones of the head, spinal column, pelvis and limbs. This ensures the proper functioning of the nervous and endocrine systems that control the natural self-healing capability of the body.

The therapy is a whole body technique created by John McTimoney and developed by Hugh Corley for the promotion of good health and general well-being in people and animals.

By working with the body rather than against it, bones are coaxed gently back into the correct position by adjustments that encourage soft tissue release.

This therapy is effective on both humans and animals, including horses. Rather than relying on x-ray machines, therapists have been trained to assess bone misalignments by using their hands and to correct any subluxations with highly refined yet extremely gentle manipulations.

Musculoskeletal therapy can offer animals relief from common problems such as: arthritis and rheumatism; back, neck and limb pain; lameness and gait abnormalities; muscle weakness, asymmetry, wasting and spasm problems resulting from falls, slips and traumas.

Specifically in horses this can mean asymmetry leading to, for example: stiffness in one rein or a disunited canter; sore areas along the spine; uneven wear of shoes; unexplained deterioration in performance; uncharacteristic behavioural changes such as rearing and bucking; lameness following a fall or other trauma where alternative causes have been eliminated. And, most importantly, badly fitting saddles.

It is not commonly recognised that a rider can cause problems in a horse’s back by not sitting squarely or by having a poorly fitted or badly made saddle; the rider may well be suffering from pelvic torsion, thereby not giving the horse the correct aids. A consultation for spinal therapy will include, if necessary, both rider and horse.

Musculoskeletal therapy in APG Equine is exclusively administered by Annette Penny who trained as an animal (and human) chiropractor  at the former Oxford College of Chiropractic. She has worked internationally with performance horses of all disciplines. Annette no longer uses the title “chiropractor” as it does not completely describe the range of care and treatments she now offers.

When working in the UAE Annette extended the therapy very successfully to racing camels!


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