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


Sherene R Cowan, Vet Tech

Level 1 & 2 Practitioner, April’s Assistant, Veterinary Technician

I have loved and been around horses as long as I can remember, and if you ask my dad, I wanted to be a Veterinarian that long too.  Although I never reached my goal of being a Veterinarian, I did graduate in 1996 with an Associates of Applied Sciences degree in Veterinary Technology, and soon after, I began a twelve year career as a practicing Veterinary Technician.   After finding Western medicine too often throwing pills at every problem, I became burned out very quickly, and moved on with other job opportunities.  I never forget my passion for all animals, and  their wellbeing was always at the forefront of my mind.

Fast forward to 2017:  After spending $500 at the vet, with joint injections, x-rays, and injections of joint fluid, my mare was still lame, the vet said “just feed her bute.” Knowing that long term bute use could be detrimental to her health, that wasn’t what I wanted to do. I was at a loss, and I began looking for alternative ways to help my horse with her ongoing, intermittent lameness.   That was when April came into our lives!  Suddenly, what she said made sense, even to my Western-medicine brain.  I couldn’t wait for her Level 1 class, and I saved up my pennies so I could go.  It was life-changing for both me and my horse.  I have since both taken and audited Level 1, and taken level 2, and I use everything I learned every day both with me and with my horse.  Even after a fall and a bone bruise and a terrible farrier, I believe my horse is in much better health than she was a year ago before I met April and began using her knowledge.

I have now bought a second, neglected horse, and I am using my training to bring her back to full health, and I am very pleased with her progress!

I can’t thank April enough for making horses’ lives better, and in turn making my life better too.


Name:  Jen Allen
Phone:  815-303-1958
Area Served:  North-Central Illinois; based out of Princeton, IL, and will travel out 1-2 hours, depending on amount of horses and trip charge.
About:  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!


Teri Szombathy Completed 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 2 levels.
Horse, Body and Soul – Teri Szombathy, 208-309-0861


Dawa Fitzmaurice, CMT – Certified Instructor: Levels 1, 2, and 3
Nevada City, California
H –  530-392-4108
W – 262-957-7628

I am an equine intuitive empath with 17 years experience as a Reike practitioner and certified massage therapist. My journey as a holistic horse practitioner began when my beloved horse Merlin suffered form a mysterious lameness that seized up his whole body. There was nothing the vet could do. I have devoted myself to the study and practice of alternative healing therapies for horses and have seen miracle after miracle. Merlin is thriving and for several years I have been helping other horses in their healing.  I love to see how each horse shines with health and vitality when I am done working on them!  I have completed April’s courses in “Equine Muscular Skeletal Unwinding” and “Applied Kinesiology” and “Cranial Sacral”.


Kila Butler
Central Minnesota

Malinda (Sissy) Deitchler
27500 Co Hwy 48
Osage MN 56570
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.


Lynn Reed ~ Certified Instructor – Completed Levels 1, 2, 3
Indianapolis, IN
Balanced Equine Solutions LLC


Layla Harris

Horse Led Healing

Serving Central Texas



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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 Battles 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!



Paris, France
Completed all 3 levels
Gérard Mélanie
Email :
Website :
Facebook :équin-166688220540186/

Brief introduction :
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!


Name: Lisette van Dijk – Certified Instructor – Level 1 & 2
Phone: +31650487657
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



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 I
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: mobile 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
Mobile  07825051241           email:  bphealing4all



Joey Philips – Level III Student and Equine Cranio Sacral and Bodywork


Isabelle Dorand
+41 (0)79 837 73 10

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



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


East Coast – Sydney
Marisa Levitt ~ Certified Instructor
Cherrybrook, NSW 2126
Phone: 0434 782 853

Chris Corbett
Young NSW
Mobile- 0411660682 

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