Holistic Horseworks Team Members & Instructors
Lynn Reed – INDIANA
Level 1, 2, & 3 Instructor
Lynn is a practitioner of complementary and alternative therapies. She pours her heart, mind and soul into the constant learning of alternative treatments to better help our equine friends maintain their health and vitality so that we may spend more years riding and loving our equine partners.
In 2011, her equine partner, Bo, of 17 years began having health issues at the age of 21. The thought of retiring Bo was heart breaking and she started seeking out ways to help him. In the summer of 2011 she discovered April Love of Holistic Horse Works who’s ad stated “Add 10 years to your horse’s life.” Immediately she signed up for her and Bo to go to a clinic with this woman that was going to help her keep her horse healthy! This 3 day clinic spring boarded her into a relentless pursuit of natural healing! She is now an endorsed practitioner with Holistic Horse works in Level One, Two and Three. In 2017 Lynn completed her training to teach Level one and Two.
Since 2011, Lynn has studied Kinesiology, Myofacial Skeletal Releases, Equine Yoga, Equine Massage, Meridian Clearings, Emotion Clearings, and Essential Oils Therapy.
In 2014, Lynn received her CESMT (Certified Equine Sport Massage Therapy) certification fromMidwest Natural Healing for Animals. These along with her continued study of Natural Horsemanship through Pat Parelli’s program, which began in 2002, enable her to help determine the root of the issues that bother our horses. With her background in Natural Horsemanship training and personality analysis and now her focus on holistic health management, Lynn can assess you as a rider and if your horse has a training issue, a body issue or that’s just their personality.
Kim Walker – KANSAS
Level 1 Instructor
Kim Walker is an accomplished equestrian with a passion for horses that ignited at the age of 16. Specializing in jumpers, she has leased multiple horses over the years and purchased an off-the-track Thoroughbred (OTTB) in 2006, embarking on eventing shows together until his passing in 2021. Currently residing on the Prairie Band Potawatomi Reservation in Kansas, Kim and her husband care for their five rescued horses, Magic, Honey, Sophie, Belle and Pepper and our Border Collie/Lab mix Judge Dredd.
Driven by a desire for continuous learning, Kim has completed courses with New Horizons Equine and Post University. She is a dedicated student of the Masterson Method and trains horses using old native american ways, liberty and positive reinforcement in her horse training. Additionally, Kim explores various holistic approaches such as massage therapy, red light therapy, essential oils, and cold laser therapy. She is a distributor for Dynamite Specialty Products as well as a wellness advocate for DOTERRA, and an independent Healy world member promoting equine health and well-being.
Kim’s commitment to equine welfare extends to energy healing practices as a Level II Reiki Practitioner. She is also certified to teach Equine Health and Emergency First Aid courses by Equi First Aid USA, as well as Equine Nutrition through A Stable Connection. Inspired by her transformative experiences, Kim became a Certified Instructor for Holistic Horseworks in 2023, aiming to share her knowledge and promote holistic horsemanship, creating stronger bonds between horses and humans.
With a profound love for horses, extensive expertise in equine care and holistic healing, and a passion for education, Kim Walker has made a significant impact in the equestrian community. Her dedication to horses’ well-being, combined with her continuous pursuit of knowledge, has established her as a respected equestrian, trainer, and healer, positively influencing the lives of horses and their human companions.
Level 1 & 2 Instructor
I grew up in Sweden, out in the country where animals quickly became my best friends. Horses got to be my favorite animal when l was in my teens and my sisters and l found a trotters stable in our area. We visited the horses and soon started working with them. From this time on, horses have always been in my life.
In 2013, l had my horse Skor with multiple problems. He had had a fracture in his right hind leg that had started to heal. But now he was so unbalanced that he had a hard time walking properly, and a terrible time lifting his feet for the farrier. l was googling on my computer, looking for answers when l found April Love! The more I read the more interested l got. I ended up sending some pics and had April Love do her Distant Listening on Skor.
The results soon showed up, and l was overwhelmed! So much work that he needed to be done!
I started looking for April Love Clinics and found out she was scheduled to go to Manitoba that very year! That Clinic ended up being canceled, and April Love asked me if l would be interested in Hosting. Sure l was! I wanted so badly to learn how to help my horse!
So in August of 2013 l Hosted Level 1 in Carberry Manitoba. That lead to Hosting Level 2 in 2014 and Hosting Level 1 and 2 + helping to teach both courses in 2015. In 2016 l traveled to Galt California to retake and help teach Level 1 & 2 and also take my Level 3.
Over the years since that first Clinic l have been working on horses in our area and also in Sweden, and on our own horses, of course! Working with horses is so rewarding; to see them getting relaxed, out of pain, being able to move the way they were born to do. l can’t think of a better thing to do!
I have been teaching one on one or in groups, either one is very workable. I am willing to travel to your barn. It can be to any province in Canada or could be to Sweden!
Helene Coulombe – QUEBEC
Level 1 & 2 Instructor
Emilie Prudhomme – BELGIUM, FRANCE, SWITZERLAND
Level 1, 2, & 3 Instructor
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Passionnée de chevaux depuis toujours, j’ai eu mon 1erponey à l’âge de 8 ans, j’ai été cavalière pendant de nombreuses années puis, ayant arrêté de monter à cheval, je me suis intéressée à leur mieux-être et ai essayé de comprendre pourquoi les chevaux réagissaient aussi fortement à certains stimuli et/ou cavalier. J’ai lu beaucoup de livre sur les comportements équins mais les réponses apportées me paraissaient souvent incomplètes. Voulant approfondir les pratiques complémentaires au vétérinaire et à l’ostéopathie équine, j’ai décidé d’étudier le massage, le shiatsu équin, le reiki, la préparation et la récupération du cheval de compétition, j’ai été initié à la communication animale mais la révélation a été ma rencontre avec April en 2015. En 30 min, elle a résolu les problèmes posturaux et comportementaux de mon cheval. Il était simplement en souffrance et personne d’autre ne voulait l’entendre.
Je suis devenue une fervente adepte du Bodywork et ai commencé à aider les chevaux de mon entourage. Son enseignement ultra complet a changé ma vie. Voyant les résultats fantastiques que le Bodywork entrainait sur les chevaux et les progrès qu’ils faisaient de séance en séance. J’ai décidé de faire connaitre cette pratique encore peu répandue en Europe afin que les propriétaires comme moi et les professionnels puissent aider les équidés qui en ont besoin.
Lisete van Dijk — SPAIN, PORTUGAL, NETHERLANDS
Level 1 & 2 Instructor
(French and Dutch Speaking)
My name is Lisette and I love working with animals. I am a holistic therapist for animals and I help animals with manual therapies, aromatherapy, herbs, flower essences, and much more. I’m also a centered riding teacher and horse trainer. The bodywork of Holistic Horseworks is very useful and every horse I train gets a treatment first. For me, the bodywork for horses is a prerequisite to start good training and teaching. It removes a lot of training, motion, health, and behavioral problems. It makes horse training and teaching much easier, healthier, and more fun for horse and rider.
Trix Riedo — Switzerland
Level 1, 2 & 3 Instructor
+0041 79 825 35 70
There are so many ways of being with horses. I love them each as beautiful individuals with their own opinion on 4 feet. They feel a fly landing on their coat. This is why I prefer a very light physical contact with horses. My passion is playing at liberty, horse-agility, trail rides and most important: having a good time together and keep them sound. A good relationship is everything.
I am married, have 2 kids, 3 horses, 2 cats and I run a study center in Switzerland where many different horse clinics take place. Courses can be held outdoors or indoors with 10 guest boxes available. Every course has its own privacy, as there are no pensioners located.
This gives the opportunity to bring your own horses along for Holistic Horseworks clinics.
Keeping my horses myself for more than 20 years let me learn a lot about health and horsemanship. I also took many courses in my life. but April’s clinics were the key. They showed me the way of helping horses in a holistic way that brought together different healing methods and an overall understanding of health and healing. This education is very powerful and becomes a very precious and helping/healing instrument in our daily life.
I love being independent and being able to treat and heal my horses and family myself.
There are fewer sorrows, open questions and lots of money saved too 🙂
Level 1, 2, & 3 Instructor
I am the UK instructor and teach all three levels of April Love’s Holistic Horseworks student workshops and also one on one happy also travel to other countries to teach.
I am also a practitioner in:
- Equine Craniosacral
- Equine iridology
- Equine self-selection in herbs and oils