Equine osteopathy attempts to achieve free-flowing movement using soft tissue stretch and massage, articulatory and adjustment techniques. My approach to treatment is based primarily on the fact that the horse works on a ‘diagonal’; i.e. the horse’s limb placement occurs in a very set diagonal pattern according to whether the horse is in walk, trot, canter or gallop.

When these diagonals are not working properly as a result of restrictions and stiffness in the horse’s chassis, set lesion patterns can begin to appear, resulting in unlevelness. Observation and correction of these lesion patterns is the objective of treatment.

Nigel Hole qualified as an osteopath in 1987 from the British School of Osteopathy, London, and is registered with the General Osteopathic Council, the statutory register. He studied equine osteopathy at the OCA in Wantage, Oxfordshire, and completed an equine chiropractic course with Dr. Andrew Glaister in applied equine biomechanics.

He holds full animal liability insurance. He is currently treating racehorses, hunters, eventers and polo ponies.


Chiropractors, Osteopaths, Therapists


Greater London

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