If you are tired of treating or chasing mysterious symptoms and choose to learn how to find and release the cause of the issues then you have come to the right place. April has an amazing insight and ability to help your horse communicate what it needs to heal and come back to comfort and balance.
How does this help your horse? She teaches all this in her 3 day class, to you. April’s gift is like having a medical intuitive helping your horse. Unable to make it to one of her classes? April does ‘Distance readings’ to dial down on your horses specific issues then her DVDs walk you thru how to release the issues. (see store page) April Battles resides in Newcastle CA and teaches in Placer county and surrounding area’s as well as internationally (see clinics page)
|Why do well trained horses buck? Because they are in pain somewhere. Mysterious lameness? It all starts somewhere-signs we missed, pinning ears, swish of a tail, unwilling to switch leads, girthy, tripping, or cross firing at the canter. April has an amazing ability to trace it back to the source – don’t treat the sypmtom – treat the main issue causing the lameness symptom, or it will keep coming back.
April has helped thousands of horses and their owners in the UK, Canada and various states all around the US. Please watch this video, below, on how it is all connected…
Picture of a skeleton that had 1st rib out – April’s DVD “Horses are Talking” shows you how to release these issues.
Photo courtesy of Doray Wiggins Equine Dentist
1st rib being out does not allow the shoulder to move correctly.
On this skeleton you will see under the horses’ right shoulder (left side in pic) there is no gap.
1st rib was out right side, this would make right lead 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 would have stressed left tendon and suspensory. Also stress would have been thrown back to inside left hock as horses work a diagonal and right stifle-same side as the rib out.
When horses are unwilling to take a certain lead this has been the major cause, not that they are lazy, or don’t want to, or have a weaker side.
Fix the rib issue and comofrt and ease returns to the horse. Along with a willingness to do what we ask of them.
Most mysterious lameness issues can always be traced back to a source and this has been 90% of the cause most of the time on all the horses I have worked on. Come find out more in my workshops!
Why Holistic HorseWorks?
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, living conditions, as well as regular routine and activity.
April has used, endorsed and been a distributor of treeless saddles for over thirteen years and 42,000 miles! She recently sold her treeless saddle business to devote more time to healing horses. You can view saddles here as she recommends allowing the horses back to move more freely, without the restriction of a solid tree. Please click here to view treeless saddles.
Additionally, April has discovered that some of the answers to the changes we see in our equine partners may be related to a build up of toxins in their bodies, mainly the Thimerosal and other by products currently in todays vaccinations as well as chemical wormers. April has found a product that has worked wonders–not just in her horses, but also in herself! Natural Cellular Defense is a supplement that goes into the body and toxic elements are naturally attracted to it so it effectively flushes the body of toxins that can keep the body from operating, healing, feeling its best. Once the body is detoxed of heavy metals and chemicals that block the receptor sites then the true nitrition can get in to feed the cells, replenish the body. Please check out this link for nutritional supplements for horses, humans, dogs etc
When April consults with a potential client, she brings all of these components to her interactions. In this way, the client can avoid just throwing money at treating symptoms and can, instead, take care of the issues at their root.
Email April or call her at 530-823-7321 PST
Are you working on your horse yourself or paying someone else to do so and the same issues keep coming up? Why Holistic Horseworks Equine Unwinding Level I Class is working where other modalities have failed.
Aprils famous speech on how to add 10 years to your horses life
After 1hr 20 min session…
yes same horse!
What is causing Sidebones?
Photo courtesy of Cliff Pryor
Side bone starts in most horses as early as the age of 3, when the body has not been loading the hoof correctly. This all starts from the 1st rib being out – see picture of the skeleton on the left. On my you tube channel you will see wound balm sweats to decrease sidebone calcifications which when left untreated (body not loading hoof correctly) can stress the bones higher up causing ringbone. It is easier and less expensive to use this preventative method than it is to treat a symptom.
Ever heard of rib/wither lift?
Thermograph pics before rib and wither lift. This is a compensation from 1st rib being out under left shoulder.
(compliments of Jeroen Van Oostveen Owner of “Rivendal” Netherlands) who was our gracious host in April 2013.
And this picture taken 5 minutes after rib and wither lift
What an amazing difference! Come join us and learn how to do this.