About Us

providing specialist animal chiropractic and soft tissue treatments that are individually tailored to suit your animals needs

What is A.P Equine & Canine? 

A.P Equine & Canine provides specialist animal chiropractic and soft tissue treatments that are individually tailored to suit the animals needs; whether that be to aid performance, facilitate recovery or to support their health and well being.


What is A.P Equine Livery Services?

A.P Equine Livery Services is a branch of A.P Equine & Canine that provides high quality bespoke livery services in Standish, Gloucester UK. 


About the practitioner...

A.P Equine & Canine is founded by Amanda Purchas who is the sole Animal Chiropractor & Practitioner within the business. Amanda is a fully qualified, insured and registered (MAA) McTimoney Animal Chiropractor, Vetkin Taping and Massage Practitioner. Who graduated with a first class honours degree in Equine Sports Science, MSc (distinction) in Animal Manipulation from the McTimoney College of Chiropractic and has gained additional qualifications in VetKin Taping and Merisha Animal Massage Therapy.

In addition to the above Amanda is active in equine performance research and has previously presented her findings at the Alltech Conference (2013 & 2017). Amanda is also part of the MAA Research Group which works towards publication of scientific studies, aiding MSc student dissertations and publicising chiropractic and performance research within the industry.  Amanda is currently interested in equine biomechanics, horse and rider interaction and pressure algometry and hopes to conduct further research into these topic areas. 


More about amanda...

Since a young age Amanda has been involved with horses and still to this day her passion for horses grows. Being brought up amongst the mist of 10+ horses, Amanda has successfully turned her hand to many skills within the industry ranging from producing homebreds to exracehorse rehabilitation and reschooling. Amanda currently aims to affiliate her homebred 'Zorro' in the showjumping ring and compete her exracehorse rescue 'Minky' on the RoR and dressage circuit. Amanda has strong morals regarding giving back to the industry and therefore, provides her services to Teckles Animal Sanctuaries and The Racehorse Welfare Centre as well as sponsoring grassroot riders in various disciplines (See our Sponsorship page for more info). Outside of horses Amanda has two Jack Russel Terrors ;-).... Daisy and Percy who very much keep her on her toes when away from horses!