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Our Unique Approach

Equine Remedial Therapy is a holistic approach to equine healthcare. Through the practice of multiple modalities, Remedial Therapists treat the horse as a whole rather than isolating certain areas. These include, but are not limited to, massage therapy, acupressure, joint mobilization, osteopathy, kinesio-taping, herbology and homeopathy. I aim to treat the root of the issue rather than just the symptoms. This results in improved overall health and performance.

Equine Musculoskeletal Unwinding, April Love, and many of our instructors are verified by the International Institute for Complementary Therapies. 

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Registration Fees

Level 1 $875    Level 2 $825   Level 3 $650

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  • Balance of class fee is to be paid to the instructor no later than 30 days prior to the class start date.
  • If you need to reschedule a two-week notice must be given so that we have time to fill your spot as pre-studying is necessary for any students.
  • No refunds are given on deposits as digital study materials have already been sent to you, you will have a future credit instead.
  • You will be sent a Venmo or Paypal link by the instructor teaching your class. Since we teach small private classes full payment confirms your spot in the clinic.

Upcoming Events

U.S. Certified Instructor Clinics

Clinics for the 2023-2024 season are currently being scheduled. This list will be updated as new dates are added and details are finalized, so please check back often.

United States
Ohio, May 31st - June 2nd: Level 1

Level 1: Equine Musculoskeletal Unwinding
with Debra Smith

Date: Friday, May 31st – Sunday, June 2nd 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Daily

Location: Sand Hill Stable
4311 State Route 303
Mantua, Ohio, 44255

Instructor: Debra Sobolewski-Smith
happyhorsebodywork@gmail.com
(209) 386 – 3122

Host: Elizabeth Shaw
betsyshaw@sandhillstableoh.com
(330) 221 – 8819

REGISTER NOW: https://holistichorseworks.com/clinic-schedules/debra-smith/

 

Kansas, May 31st - June 2nd: Level 1

Level 1: Equine Musculoskeletal Unwinding
with Kim Walker

Date: Friday, May 31st – Sunday, June 2nd 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Daily

Location: Lang Family Stables
534 N 247th
Mulberry, Kansas 66756
United States

Instructor: Kim Walker
Phone: (816) 309-7948
Email: kswholistichorses@gmail.com

Host: Meghan Holland
Phone: (317) 385-1167
Email: megleehanlon@gmail.com

REGISTER NOW: https://holistichorseworks.com/clinic-schedules/kim-walker/

 

Indiana, November 7th - 9th: Level 1

Level 1: Equine Musculoskeletal Unwinding
with Lynn Reed

Date: Thursday, November 7th – Saturday, November 9th, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Daily

Location: Natural Valley Ranch
6310 County Rd 350 N, Brownsburg IN

Instructor: Lynn Reed
BalancedEQSol@gmail.com
317-490-0769

Host: Marie Damler
naturalvalleyranch6310@gmail.com
317-509-3577

REGISTER NOW: https://holistichorseworks.com/clinic-schedules/lynn-reed/

 

Indiana, November 10th - 12th: Level 2

Level 2: Cranio Sacral Unwinding and Advanced Applied Kinesiology
with Lynn Reed

Date: Sunday, November 10th – Tuesday, November 12th, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Daily

Location: Natural Valley Ranch
6310 County Rd 350 N, Brownsburg IN

Instructor: Lynn Reed
BalancedEQSol@gmail.com
317-490-0769

Host: Marie Damler
317-509-3577
naturalvalleyranch6310@gmail.com

REGISTER NOW: https://holistichorseworks.com/clinic-schedules/lynn-reed/

 

Indiana, November 13th - 14th: Level 3

Level 3: Equine Cranial Decompression
with Lynn Reed

Date: Wednesday, November 13th – Thursday, November 14th, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Daily

Location: Natural Valley Ranch
6310 County Rd 350 N, Brownsburg IN

Instructor: Lynn Reed
BalancedEQSol@gmail.com
317-490-0769

Host: Marie Damler
317-509-3577
naturalvalleyranch6310@gmail.com

REGISTER NOW: https://holistichorseworks.com/clinic-schedules/lynn-reed/

 

Global Certified Instructor Clinics

Clinics for the 2022-2023 season are currently being scheduled. This list will be updated as new dates are added and details are finalized, so please check back often.

Canada
North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Fall 2024: Level 1

Level 1: Equine Musculoskeletal Unwinding

Date: Postponed until Fall 2024

Location: Sunshine Arena
North Battleford, Saskatchewan

Instructor: Anne Baron
annebaron084@gmail.com
204 476 0057

Host: Ronda Sayers
306 441 4358
ronda.sayers@gmail.com

REGISTER NOW: https://holistichorseworks.com/clinic-schedules/anne-baron/

North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Fall 2024: Level 2

Level 2: Cranio Sacral Unwinding & Advanced Applied Kinesiology

Date: Postponed Until Fall 2024

Location: Sunshine Arena
North Battleford, Saskatchewan

Instructor: Anne Baron
annebaron084@gmail.com
204 476 0057

Host: Ronda Sayers
306 441 4358
ronda.sayers@gmail.com

REGISTER NOW: https://holistichorseworks.com/clinic-schedules/anne-baron/

Manitoba, Fall 2024: Level 1

Level 1: Equine Musculoskeletal Unwinding

Date: Postponed Until Fall 2024

Location: Diamond Heart Ranch
Box 95 Site 240, RR3
Brandon, Manitoba, R7A 5Y3

Instructor: Anne Baron
annebaron084@gmail.com
204 476 0057

Host: Trudy Manshanden
tmanshanden@icloud.com
204 721 0660

REGISTER NOW: https://holistichorseworks.com/clinic-schedules/anne-baron/

South America
Europe Proper
Switzerland, June 13th - 15th: Level 2

Level 2: Cranio Sacral Unwinding and Advanced Applied Kinesiology
with Trix Riedo

Unterrichtssprache: Deutsch

Date: 13.-15. Juni 2024
Time: 9.00 – 17.00 h

Ort: Christa’s Stalll
Schiristrasse 21
8418 Schlatt b. Winterthur
Schweiz

Instruktorin: Trix Riedo
079 825 35 70
trix.horseharmony@gmail.com

REGISTER NOW: https://holistichorseworks.com/clinic-schedules/trix-riedo/

Belgium, May 12th - 13th : Level 2

Niveau 2 : Cranio Sacral Unwinding and Advanced Applied Kinesiology
avec Émilie Prudhomme

Date : du 12 au 13 mai 2024

Heure : 9h00 à 17h00 tous les jours

Lieu : Equi’be Zen, 24, rue de Colinet 1380 Lasne Belgique

emilie.prudhomme@equibezen.be, +32 498886017, www.equibezen.com

INSCRIVEZ-VOUS MAINTENANT: https://holistichorseworks.com/clinic-schedules/emilie-prudhomme/

Netherlands, October 4th - 6th: Level 1

Niveau 1: Equine Musculoskeletal Unwinding
met Lisette Van Dijk

Datum: Vrijdag 4 oktober – zondag 6 oktober
Dagelijks van 9:00 uur – 17:00 uur

Locatie: Marjans paardenschool
Haverkampsweg 5-7, Terwolde
Nederland

Instructeur: Lisette van Dijk
natuurlijkewending@gmail.com
+31650487657

Host: Marjan Groefsema
info@marjanspaardenschool.nl

REGISTER NOW: https://holistichorseworks.com/clinic-schedules/lisette-van-dijk/

UK and Ireland
Australia, New Zealand, & South Africa
Western Australia, July 5th - 7th: Level 1

Level 1: Equine Musculoskeletal Unwinding

Date: 5th - 7th, July 2024

Location: Geraldton
222 Sutcliffe Rd north
Waggrakine, WA 6530

Instructor: Marisa Levitt
magichandshorseworks@gmail.com
0434 782 853

Host: Kym Harris
kym111@bigpond.net.au
0429865252

REGISTER NOW: https://holistichorseworks.com/clinic-schedules/marisa-levitt/

Western Australia, July 9th - 11th: Level 2

Level 2: Cranial Sacral Unwinding and Advanced Applied Kinesiology

Date: 9th - 11th, July 2024

Location: Geraldton
222 Sutcliffe Rd north
Waggrakine, WA 6530

Instructor: Marisa Levitt
magichandshorseworks@gmail.com
0434 782 853

Host: Kym Harris
kym111@bigpond.net.au
0429865252

REGISTER NOW: https://holistichorseworks.com/clinic-schedules/marisa-levitt/

 

Western Australia, July 13th - 14th: Level 3

Level 3: Equine Cranial Decompression

Date: 13th - 14th, July 2024

Location: Geraldton
222 Sutcliffe Rd north
Waggrakine, WA 6530

Instructor: Marisa Levitt
magichandshorseworks@gmail.com
0434 782 853

Host: Kym Harris
kym111@bigpond.net.au
0429865252

REGISTER NOW: https://holistichorseworks.com/clinic-schedules/marisa-levitt/

 

April Love's Global Clinics

Clinics for the 2023-2024 season are currently being scheduled. This list will be updated as new dates are added and details are finalized, so please check back often.

* TBA and postponed dates will be rescheduled once travel restrictions are lifted.

More coming soon...
California, May 17th - 19th: Level 1

Level 1: Equine Musculoskeletal Unwinding
with April Love

Date: Friday, May 17th – Sunday May 19th, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Daily

Location: Pine Trails Ranch
35270 County Rd 31
Davis, California 95616

Instructor: April Love
april@holistichorseworks.com
(808) 868 – 1828

Host: Michelle Haseltine
horses@ptranch.com
(530) 756 – 2042

REGISTER NOW: https://holistichorseworks.com/clinic-schedules/april-love/

California, May 22nd - 24th: Level 2

Level 2: Cranio Sacral Unwinding and Advanced Applied Kinesiology
with April Love

Date: Wednesday, May 22nd – Friday, May 24th, 2024
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Daily

Location: Lazy Daisy Children’s Horses
5064 Midway Road
Vacaville, California 95688

Instructor: April Love
april@holistichorseworks.com
(808) 868 – 1828

Host: Liz Caulfield
lazydaisyhorses@gmail.com
(707) 301 – 8683

REGISTER NOW: https://holistichorseworks.com/clinic-schedules/april-love/

California, May 25th - 26th: Level 3

Level 3: Equine Cranial Decompression
with April Love

Date: Saturday, May 25th – Sunday, May 26th, 2024
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm Daily

Location: Lazy Daisy Children’s Horses
5064 Midway Road
Vacaville, California 95688

Instructor: April Love
april@holistichorseworks.com
(808) 868 – 1828

Host: Liz Caulfield
lazydaisyhorses@gmail.com
(707) 301 – 8683

REGISTER NOW: https://holistichorseworks.com/clinic-schedules/april-love/

Class Descriptions

Equine Skeletal and Musculature Massage Therapy Training

Holistic Horseworks equine bodywork training program will deepen the bond between horse and rider by opening up joy and ease of movement for both. This will result in fewer Veterinary treatments necessary as well as saddle fitting high dollar cost expenditures. Preventing these joint and body issues is much cheaper than treating them. You can learn our whole program, that will keep your horses healthy sound and rideable through their ’30s, for less than the cost of a good saddle.

In our online, or hands-on classes, you’ll gain a broader perspective and understanding of horse health, skeletal alignment, musculature balance affecting hoof growth and shape as well as rider-horse connectivity. Learn more about equine alternative therapy courses below!

Step 1

Level 1 Equine Musculoskeletal Unwinding is all soft work, from ears to tail, that is very effective in correcting gait abnormalities, saddle fitting issues, and mysterious lameness issues. As well as helping the horse to get more wind and thus more stamina as the body can take in more oxygen as well as having more drive and push from the hind end. Soft gentle moves to manually release and keep the skeleton in proper form and function is where we start thus helping the body to load the joints and hoof correctly helps prevent premature arthritic conditions like sidebone and ringbone. Also, deep muscle unwinding from the inside out has the horse presenting a body 2″ taller, 4″ longer and they look as if they have gained 20 pounds, as the Fascia and muscles relax, after just a 1-hour session. As well as helping to balance Chakras and Acupressure Meridians. The key is to release the 1st rib misalignment, which is in our foals by age 7 months creating the high-low hoof syndrome Farriers are working on. Most professional modalities and holistic equine training courses do not address these issues so then you are always working on the ‘symptom’ and not the cause which is why the chiropractic issues come back.

Step 2

Level 2 Cranial Sacral Whole Body Unwinding and Advanced Applied Kinesiology In this class, we go deeper to release the inner core muscles and Fascia all over the body. This Fascia releasing also helps the Organs to relax and glide internally as they should. This helps the acupressure meridians come back into balance as well. The advanced muscle testing kinesiology is about what does this area needs to heal? For how long? Then what does the body need to come back to whole health wellness and full potential and power? Is anything else needed? For how long? Using these methods the majority of horses labeled ‘unfixable’ have come back to healthy sound happy lives. Cranial bones are addressed as well as the students receiving and giving a cranial unwinding session, to feel in their body what we are giving to the beloved Equines we work on. Many horses with Uveitis, Kissing Spine, Wobblers syndrome and String-halt http://www.thehorse.com/articles/26838/stringhalt-in-horses have been helped in our 3-day workshops as well as private appointments. April@holistichorseworks.com to inquire about private equine alternative therapy course sessions.

Step 3

Level 3 Cranial Decompression is not taught by any other school. This is a unique program developed by the founder of Holistic Horseworks LLC, April Love.

Our instructors are teaching students how to manually release and decompress the cranial bones that have been jammed down and forward, from past head traumas, and pull back when tied incidents. I have yet to see a horse in captivity that has not had at least one head trauma. This creates horses that spook, head shaking, hard to bridle as well as can start the process of Uveitis. This cranial compression, affecting the TMJ mobility, also creates an up-down chewing process creating big bulging muscles on their forehead. Then the horse cannot correctly grind their feed sideways, to balance their teeth creating the need for dental floating yearly. This also can create digestion issues that can create gas and bloating. In just one 45 min session the Occiput, Parietal, TMJ, Lacrimal bones that are jammed down are lifted and in flux again. Clients say “It’s so incredible what happened in just one session!” Before and after pics are on this page
https://holistichorseworks.com/craniosacral/

Please use an Equine Dental Professional that has had the $25,000 worth of schooling to be an Equine Dentist, as the horse only has so much tooth growing up out of the gum, then they are done.