Holistic HorseWorks LLC, empowers and educates horse owners and trainers to assist in their horses health. Our program offers services direct to horses, and training for owners in the form of group classes, one-on-one private sessions, and videos available free and for purchase. Our systematic approach facilitates physical, energetic and spiritual changes, which are immediate and lasting.

Attend a Clinic

Holistic equine training can help deepen the bond between horse and rider. In classes, you’ll gain a broader perspective and understanding of horse health as well as rider-horse connectivity.

Host a Clinic

Passionate horse lovers who want to host one of our clinics will get the $825 class for FREE and each horse used in the clinic will receive FREE bodywork worth $100 per horse! Clinics are three days of hands on training with up to 4-7 students. No fancy barn needed.

Home Study Programs

Learn simple and easy hands on techniques for deep lasting results. NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!

Why Holistic Horse Works and Why Equine Holistic Therapy?

April has discovered that many things can contribute to a horse’s emotional, physical and mental well-being or distress. In fact, generally, training and behavior problems are pain related.

Many things that contribute to a horse’s comfort or lack thereof include, but are not limited to, saddle fit, diet, and living conditions, as well as regular routine and activity.

The premise of Holistic Horseworks LLC unique Equine Musculoskeletal Unwinding therapy is based on exactly that: a holistic therapy that releases tension from the musculoskeletal body, the fascial body, the emotional body and the osteopathy body of the horse.  Using bodywork techniques to realign the musculoskeletal body, the therapy also uses advanced applied kinesiology techniques and ancient Chinese energy work methods that can bring softness, suppleness and vitality back to the horse in just one session.

Additionally, April has discovered that some of the answers to the changes she sees in her equine partners in equine holistic therapy may be related to a build-up of toxins in their bodies, mainly the Thimerosal and other by-products currently in today’s vaccines, as well as chemical wormers.

Check out our new private Club website at

Benefits of the Membership Club

April and her 12 Global Certified Instructors are all sharing their healing knowledge, success stories and recipes to help you help your horse. We ask our members to also share their healing advice and success stories as well. Our main objective is for this site to be the ‘go to’ when your horse is in distress or having a severe issue that you can go here (while waiting for your Vet) to help your horse immediately in all situations. We want to be your healing resource and to share all this knowledge globally.


Photo courtesy of Doray Wiggins Equine Dentist
When the first rib is out, it does not allow the shoulder to move correctly as described by most horse chiropractors.
On this skeleton you will see under the horse’s right shoulder (left side of photo), there is no gap.

The first rib was out on the right side, this can make taking the right lead very uncomfortable. As well as making the left front leg work twice as hard, as you will notice by the left hoof, which has grown larger taking most of the weight of the horse. This causes stress on the left tendon and suspensory ligament. Also, stress would have been thrown back to the inside left hock as horses work a diagonal and right stifle, the same side as the rib that is out. To confirm this, ask any professional trainer how the horse uses their body when in work.

When horses are unwilling to take a certain lead this is generally the major cause, not that they are lazy, or don’t want to, or that they have a weaker side. Soft passive stretching can help the rib issue and comfort and ease returns to the horse. Yoga is good for horses as well as it is good for us. It makes horses feel better and improves their willingness to do what we ask of them.

Come find out more in my workshops!

Together, our program and techniques can add 10+ years to your horse’s rideable life!

April has helped many horse owners to learn holistic horse training and how to help their own horses. You can see for yourself in her FREE stretching video called “Yoga For Horses”  Please watch this holistic horse training video, “Introduction to Holistic Horse Works with April Love [formerly April Battles]” on how the body is connected.

Getting Started is Easy


Distance Listening

April is a holistic horse training specialist and has the ability to be able to easily listen to what horses have to say and then explaining to their owners how to help the horse release any energetic blocks your horse might have. In her DVDs, she walks you through and explain how to help stretch and release these areas yourself. In the DVD category and you will find the special offer Two DVDs & April’s Listening Session together.

Equine Musculoskeletal Unwinding

This package includes the DVD of April’s 3-Day Workshop and a step-by-step equine holistic therapy workbook. The student can choose to take the workbook test and submit 5 case studies and upon approval, they will receive the Level 1 Certificate of Completion.

Including the DVD – “Osteopathic and Myofascial Unwinding of the Equine Musculoskeletal System”


The Horses Are Talking – Are You Listening?

The majority of training and behavioral issues are caused by pain issues in the horse’s body that are easily corrected. This results in a horse that is unwilling to switch leads, girthy or is a cold backed horse, unable to engage its hind end. These issues lead to high/low syndrome in hooves, roach back and hunter bump calcifications as well as arthritic hocks and side-bone. You can fix this with holistic horse training!

My Approach

Sometimes she just stands with her hands on the horse. You’ll see her do stretches with a horse, massage…and she does funny things with her fingers.

The goal is to assist the horse’s body, putting it in a position where it can effectively heal itself. There are conformation elements, soft tissue elements, emotional elements, muscle memory elements, nutritional elements, and toxicity elements. Finding the balance takes more than good technique.

The most direct way to describe April’s approach is to say that she listens to the horse, asks the horse which modality it needs first, listens for the answer, and applies her techniques in whatever way is most appropriate at that time.

“Thank you for all your help with the distance readings to dial down on my horses specific needs and what had been missed in previous bodywork sessions as well as their nutritional needs. All 4 of my horses are competing much better, better vet scores and staying sound. I Won a FEI 75 recently by 30 min ahead of other riders. Saturday March 15 2014 I rode the 100 mile FEI endurance ride, NM Desert Classic, just outside Las Cruses. I rode Frisia Shaheen and we WON first Place and we WON the Best Condition Award! As this was against other top FEI horse and rider teams I am very pleased with my results in my horses.”

Willemina De Boer, Endurance Rider, Texas

“As someone who runs a riding program, I consider April to be an integral part of my business success. Through April’s work, my horses stay sound and happy. I initially asked April to work on several of my horses, who suffered from a variety of issues, including hind end lameness, stiffness to one side, bucking at the canter, cinchy-ness, and spooking. In addition, my horses exhibited other issues, including being unwilling to flex, unable to take a certain lead, and a problem with deviated flight paths of a front foot. April took care of all these problems, most within one visit. I give her my strongest recommendation and endorsement. My horses are all lesson horses, and it is critical that they are the most comfortable they can be as beginners bounce around on them, yanking and being stiff. The healthier my horses are, the happier they are doing their jobs. April is a huge part of that.”

Cindi Scoleri, Owner, Barn Manager @ Allison Acres, Galt, CA

“Yes I would love to do the courses. I have a passion for horses but favour thoroughbreds. I am a qualified dietician and sports remedial massage therapist. I am also a reiki practitioner. I have done a basic course in equine/canine touch and the Masterson Method course but I, like you, always thought what is the root cause since nothing in the body is isolated. I find your methods answer the questions I have been asking myself where other methods fall short. I look forward to doing your home study.”

Jane, United Kingdom

About April Love

As the founder of Holistic Horseworks, LLC, April Love has taken decades of classes and her experience of training and riding horses to a new level of healing horses. While training the ‘un-trainable or problem’ horses, she found that many of them exhibited pain, and when the pain was taken away, ‘the problem issues’ were too.

April has spent over $16,000 in various courses over the last two decades learning how to find the ’cause’ of the issues creating the pain that causes those problems in horses. She teaches her innovative techniques in clinics worldwide to horse owners and equine professionals globally. She also has several DVDs, Home Study courses, and free YouTube videos that help horse owners make their horses live more comfortably.

  • Certified instructor for Quantum Relief for horses and humans

  • Certified instructor for Ting Point Therapy

  • Access Consciousness practitioner – break the negative patterns that keep repeating in your life

  • Osteopathy for Deep Myofascial muscular and skeletal releases

  • CranioSacral and Massage Therapy

  • Bio-Energy Therapy

  • Equine Kinesiology Specialist

  • Nutritional Therapy

  • Acupressure and Reiki

  • Unwinding the whole horse for the body, mind, heart, and soul

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