Recommended Holistic Horseworks Practitioners

Listed here are Practitioners that have taken April’s courses and submitted their case studies for approval. These equine bodyworkers have set high standards for Equine Whole Health and Wellness and I highly recommend them to you.


United States



Christine Rodko
Area: Kingman, AZ
Phone Number: 928-352-4198

Email Address:

Services:  Equine Musculoskeletal Unwinding, Certified Equine Myo-Manipulative  Functional Therapist,  Certified Equine Kinesiology Tape Practitioner,  Certified Equine Craniosacral Practitioner,  Animal Reiki Master





Cindy Cole, All Around Horse Bodyworks, Completed Levels 1 & 2, (479) 847-5708


I have been around horses all my life. I ride horses to work and check our cattle; to compete in barrel racing; and to compete in team roping.  When one of my horses became lame and didn’t recover to normal, I started studying videos on YouTube, DVDs and books to try to help my horse.  I kept returning to April’s Holistic Horseworks materials.  After a couple of years, I had the opportunity to be able to attend her Level 1, 2, and 3 clinics.  I feel so blessed to now be able to help horses feel better so that they can perform better.



Wendy Rivers, CESMT, Connecticut Equine Massage LLC, Completed Level 1,  (203) 430-4092


I have been a massage practitioner for over 15 years offering multiple modalities to my equine clients. I am now very excited to be able to add Level 1, April’s “Equine Unwinding” and incorporate it into my work. Certainly, will be working on both Level 2, and 3 in the near future. I’m also certified in Thermal Imaging, and Red Light Therapy which are services being offered to my clients along with essential oils. Currently serving all of Connecticut and parts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.



Jen Allen, 815-303-1958, Completed Level 1, North-Central Illinois; based out of Princeton, IL.


I have had a lifetime working with horses, with ten years of endurance riding, studying movement and biomechanics, nutrition, and lamenesses.  I started April’s Holistic Horseworks bodywork to help my horse move and feel better.  The transformation I have seen in these horses is nothing short of amazing!  I love the whole-horse approach April teaches, and am excited to continue growing in my equine bodywork capabilities!



April Schaeffer, CESMT, Completed Level 1, 618-409-0377


I found this course to be very interesting and look forward to incorporating it into my Massage program! I look forward to achieving level 2 and 3 along with the cranial work..however, I have found the home study correspondence to be insufficient for the depth of the information. I’m a visual learner so I would need to attend classes for future certifications.



Teri Szombathy, 208-309-0861, Levels 1 & 2

I live in Sun Valley, Idaho and currently work as an Equine Vet Tech. I took April’s Level I Class, “Equine Unwinding” for a couple of reasons.  First, I had a horse that was physically sore all over and we could not diagnose the exact problem. His ribs hurt. His hocks were sore, he was very tight in the hamstrings and when I rode him he would not collect and pushed on the bit. Secondly, I kept seeing the same horses coming into the clinic with physical problems but with no true diagnosis. I look at horses differently now and am able to evaluate them differently then I did before, thanks to April. I am looking forward to finishing my next level.

Jandi Briggs, (208)739-1380, Parma, Idaho, Completed Level 1


My family and I have a small cattle operation in Idaho, horses are a very important part of our daily life. My girls and I also Rodeo we ask a lot of our horses on a daily basis and want to give them the best care and opportunities that we can! I invite you to do the same!! I’m here to help you and your horses to perform like ROCKSTARS!!!
I am also certified in many other modalities and offer other services:
Equine Musculoskeletal Unwinding, Ortho-Bionomy for horses and humans, Reiki for horses and humans ,Equine sports massage, Equine Fitness and Rehab
Kinesiology typing. PEMF, Sound wave therapy, Red light therapy



Lynn Reed | Certified Instructor – Completed Levels 1, 2, 3 Indianapolis, IN 317-490-0769 Balanced Equine Solutions LLC



Kila Butler, 218-616-0586,

Malinda (Sissy) Deitchler, 218 255-1712

Completed Level 1 Equine Unwinding, massage, and essential oils. I started doing April’s program after a friend introduced me to what she was doing and I wanted to learn it for myself. I’ve used essential oils with massage to release pains and sore muscles. I’m also certified in Animal Telepathy- Animal Communication understanding animals in a very much deeper level.



Emily Arnold, (989) 317-5871, Big Rapids MN


I have absolutely been amazed with the results from the Level 1 work I have been able to do after April’s instruction. She has been wonderful with answering questions and helping me to get these performance horses WELL again! I am very much looking forward to completing the Levels 2 and 3 courses and learning even more from April! These certifications and knowledge will be great assets to my office and allow me to help equine athletes perform at their peak and bring comfort to those special horses who have other purposes as well.  



Jennifer Norman | Northwest Equine Therapy Services, Certified Instructor Level 1 & 2, Completed Level 3, 541-220-1730


I have been active in the horse community and riding horses for nearly 30 years. Early on in life, I realized that I am passionate about horses and love helping them perform to the best of their abilities. I enjoy balancing the equine body, mind, and soul while hitting all levels of “Release, re-balance, and restore”. I began working on horses in 2004 and have witnessed significant differences with all of the horses I come in contact with. I love to learn and will always further my education to ensure my horses, my clients, and my students will always have up-to-date information. Our world is ever-changing and with it, our views and techniques need to evolve to stay current and proper. I look forward to working with all of my past and future clients as well as bringing this program to students in the Pacific Northwest! Based in Oregon, will travel. Services: Equine Bodywork, Pulse PEMF, Healy Microcurrent, Flexineb Nebulizer. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram!



Layla Harris | Horse Led Healing, Certified Instructor Level 1, 2 & 3, Serving Central Texas Austin/BCS/Houston/DFW (209)230-0708


Follow me on Facebook and Instagram @horse_led_healing Website coming soon! I’ve grown up around horses my whole life and showed Children’s Jumpers on the A circuit and held many championships. As a young adult I assisted in my mother’s lesson program, gave beginner lessons, and ran camps and I began doing bodywork professionally on horses in 2014 using red/infrared LED lights. I love the results I’ve gotten using the light treatment on over 500+ treatments performed. The only downside is that I kept finding similar patterns and knew I needed to dig deeper and find an even more holistic program that I could implement into my program… that’s when I discovered April Love in 2015! I’m so grateful for her contribution to this industry and for sharing her wisdom through her clinics and beyond. If you’re in Central Texas, feel free to contact me and let’s see what I can do to help you and your horse on their healing journey! Happy Healing!



Christine Rodko | Rideum Horses Equine Massage | Spokane, WA
Phone: 509-601-5753
Services:  Equine Musculoskeletal Unwinding, Certified Equine Myo-Manipulative  Functional Therapist,  Certified Equine Kinesiology Tape Practitioner,  Certified Equine Craniosacral Practitioner,  Animal Reiki Master









Gérard Mélanie Paris, France Completed Level 1, 2 & 3

Email : Website:équin-166688220540186/

Passionate about dressage, I naturally had to question myself and seek answers on the locomotion of the horse. From this quest for just locomotion, I became interested in fields as vast as equine podiatry, nutrition, naturotherapy and of course bodywork. Areas that are totally complementary to each other and for which we can’t hope for results without considering a global management of the horse. The idea is to help the horse to give us the maximum of his potential with the least amount of restraint, to have a joyful and expressive partner. What is called a « brilliant” horse!



Naturheilpraxis fuer Tiere Barbara Landinger, 0173 39 84 804

email: Web: Germany /Bavaria

What I offer  as a holistic animal practitioner: Homoeopathic Remedies, Bach Flowers, Schuesseler Salze, Massage, Touch for Health (Kinesiology), Acupressure, Reiki Master, nutritional counseling , regular health check up.



Joey Philips – Level III Student and Equine Cranio Sacral and Bodywork +31-(0)651338783

Shelley Meeuwsen, De Paardentherapeut – +31640062617, Completed Level 1 – –

Horses are being viewed as a totality of various physical, emotional and mental layers when treated holistically. Therefore, I look at possible issues with a broad view and address any problems at the origin instead of (temporarily) solving the symptoms. For this reason I combine different types of therapies and also assess the horses management, nutrition, training, harness, teeth and hooves.
Follow us at Instagram and Facebook @De Paardentherapeut.

Nicole Ras – Level I student, Rider coach, Instructor Classical dressage +31 623778587



Lisette van Dijk – Certified Instructor – Level 1 & 2 Phone: +31650487657 Email:
Website: Completed: level 1, 2 and 3 About: 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 behavioural problems. It makes horse training and teaching much easier, healthier and more fun for horse and rider. Areas: I work in Europe, mainly in The Netherlands and Spain.



Trix Reido – Certified Instructor Level 1 & 2 Phone: Handy 0041 79 825 3570 0041 79 825 35 70

Lisa Maffei-Tanton – Completed Level 1, 2, and 3 STARDUST Holistic Horse Care & Education CH-4588 Unterramsern SO Phone +41 (0)79 335 80 66

Isabelle Dorand, +41 079 837 7310,

Lisa Maffei-Tanton, Completed Level 1, 2, & 3, STARDUST Holistic Horse Care & Education CH-4588 Unterramsern SO Phone +41 (0)79 335 80 66 OR

Eva Sobieszek, PRO HORSE Therapy & Training, Completed Levels 1 & 2+ 41(0)79 863 16 15

Horses: Therapy & Training, Completed Levels 1 & 2

Cats and Dogs and Acupuncture and Low Level Therapy

Health for Horses: Holistic Horseworks Bodywork, Low Level Laser Therapy, TCM, Acupunkture
Hooves: analyitics and trimming. We offer training and rehab for horses at our own stable near Bern.

Health for Cats & Dogs Acupuncture and Low Level Therapy



Equi’be Zen : Emilie Prudhomme ~ Certified Instructor +32498401220 Completed levels 1, 2 and 3


United Kingdom

Jean Whitebread – Certified Instructor: Levels 1, 2, and 3 Email Jean   Equine Reconnect “Jean is the first student to have successfully completed all 3 Levels. She is an amazing Equine Bodyworker and Cranio Sacral specialist and I highly recommend her” A.B.

Krystyna Monks – Completed Level 1, Surrey and South East England +44 (0)7850 157435

Avis Senior B.H.S.A.I; Equine, Small Animal, & Human Energy Worker; Animal Communication Practitioner Areas covered: South Lincolnshire, North Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire Services Provided: Unwinding (Body Work), Meridian Balancing, Emotional Releasing, Elements of Acupressure & Kinesiology Contact: 07950 987231 email: Visit: http//;

Brenda Pullan. Energy Worker 4 All Equine, Human and Domestic Animals.  Equine Iridology Dip.   EFT levels 1 + 2. Services provided:  Equine: Unwinding (Bodywork) includes some Acupressure, Kinesiology, Meridian Balance,  Emotional Release. Iridology Assessment. Photonic Torch therapy.   Drum Healing therapy. Areas covered: North and West Yorkshire Phone: 07825051241  email:  bphealing4all


Australia – New Zealand – South Africa

East Coast – Sydney Marisa Levitt ~ Certified Instructor for Levels 1, 2 & 3, Australia, New Zealand & South Africa Cherrybrook, NSW 2126 Phone: 0434 782 853

Chris Corbett Young NSW Mobile- 0411660682 


Canada, Eastern

Ann Baron, Certified Instructor Level 1 & 2, 204-476-0057,

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 the 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!

Katherine Morton, Embody Bowen Vitality, Certified Instructor Level 1, Stirling, ON. 613-885-1311
I am super excited being certified in Level 1 Equine Musculoskeletal Unwinding.  I am a Bowen Therapist and Animal Bowen Therapist, treating people, small animals and now Equine.  Being a horse enthusiast since I was young, it is very humbling to be able to help people and animals.  I am thrilled I took the jump and decided to embark on my dreams of assisting people and animals.  I will be working in the Stirling and surrounding area, willing to travel to barns outside of this area.

Anne-Charlotte de Chavanes | Completed Level 1, Maxville, ON (Canada), 514-677-2670, 

Certified in horse massage, neuro-myofascial release, kinesiotaping as well as hoof care. Graduate of the Equine Sciences Academy, professional member of the IAAMB, PHCP and IAPF. I’m always looking to improve my skills to better help the horses/donkeys/minis. I first heard about Holistic Horseworks while doing some research on high/low syndrome and the first rib misalignment. I love the holistic approach and I’m impressed by the results I’m getting. I’m also really grateful to April for sharing her knowledge, always answering my questions and giving me helpful feedback.



Western Canada

Helene Coulombe | French Speaking Equestrian Coach, 819-571-0961, Level 1 & 2 Instructor 70 rue de la coudrière St Catherine de Hatley J0B2C0 Quebec, Canada

Dedicated my life career with horses. In a path of an evolutionary horses women, we found a way to take part in the beginning of an emerging world. The path is rising for humain and horses to be co-creator of a new holistic path of harmonie and health. As a young trainer, I wanted to become a veterinarian and now I know that holistic kinésiologie work is a wonderful path to evolve. 40 years of horse industry:  Equestrian coach 1985 F.EQ, classique, Level 2 western 1992, Meneur 1 harness 2000, Judge Q.E.F 1991, College Diploma of Equin Studies 1985, MassothérapisteEquin 1994, Equin acupressure ( 8 )2012, Homéopathie équinwith Réjean Lebvesque, April Holistic kinésiologie equin1-2-3, Linda Tellington Jones methode3 years, Connecting riding Sally Swift, Certificat de membre S.C.M.M.A.C 2013, Bowen ostéopathie, kinésiologie intègre, ( humain )EFT. 2012, First Line Thérapie certified 2012, Kinésiologie de déprogrammation 2009, Holistique kinésiologie2012 , 3 years certified(quintessence santé ), Biologie totale 2003- médecine nouvelle, co-author book Le Cavalier 1981, co-auther book equin message 1987, Owner and trainer of equestrian farms(4 farms), Last 15 years at Ecurie Royale D’Hatley, Raise and trainyoung horses in cross country level preliminary

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