Animal Osteopathy
Services & Pricing

Specialist Osteopath for Horses and Dogs in West Sussex


Osteopathic treatment involves a rigorous method of checking the animal’s joints, tendons and muscles for any pain or restriction that may impact the horse’s optimal health and performance. Treatment involves moving the areas of the horse’s body to help improve the function of the whole animal.

How osteopathy can help horses:

  • Assessment and treatment of existing pain
  • Protection against potential muscle joint and tendon problems
  • Maintenance of the horse’s essential need for ongoing flexibility and mobility and therefore performance
  • Performance and behaviour issues which may be associated with physical pain or restriction

All animals which are physically active are at risk of experiencing joint, muscle or tendon problems just like us. Assessment is recommended for animals that are involved with rigorous exercise such as agility and trials. 

Treatment can be beneficial for conditions such as: 

  • Relief of existing pain
  • To help maintain healthy joints, muscles and tendons
  • The assessment of poor function, which may lead to injury or discomfort in the future

Anna Shawcross Animal Osteopathy

Anna grew up on a farm in Dorset riding regularly with the South Dorset Pony Club and regularly competing and hunting from a young age. She then went to work and ride in Wiltshire for a professional event rider as a Working Pupil and competed to Intermediate level. Then she studied for 2 years at Morton Morrell Agricultural College in Horse and Business Studies, then back to the stables as Head Girl and International Groom. She then took a break from horses and worked in London and trained as an osteopath.


£60 for yard or field visits

Discount offered for 3+ horses or ponies: £55 each for yard or field visits

Larger yards requiring regular assessments – Special rate of £50 per animal

£95 Check for horse and rider for best performance. 

£55 for home visit

Discount offered for 3+ dogs: £50 each


Booking is simple – just call me on 07971 204287 or 01798 867523 or email and I will arrange to come and see your animal at home or at the yard.

Infection Prevention: Covid-19 has changed all our lives for the time being but carry on we must, specially when we fear our animals may be suffering. Initially I closed the practice along with Veterinarians but practice can now resume with risk assessments completed and new health and safety measures in place. Please follow the link to our Covid-19 risk assessment for animals for further information.