April's References and Testimonials
A "Tennessee Walker" Doing the American River Classic
Thank you April! Danny's completing the 50 mile endurance ride at the ARC would not have been possible without your mentoring and "body works" skill. This is Danny's 3rd 50 mile completion since getting the Bob Marshall saddle package. Danny is a small gaited horse and we all know the common wisdom that says endurance rides are best left to the Arabian breed. Following your program and advice, Danny was like the child's book title "The Little Engine that Could". Against larger breeds with longer strides, Danny did the ARC in the top half times and passed his vet checks in fine form. He appeared so composed and unperturbed after the 50 mile ride we wondered if he had the stamina to do the 70 mile ride instead. Barn checks days later indicate no bad after effects and just a regular, healthy horse.
We have all read about the Horse Whisperer. Well, I'm thinking we have a terrific Horse Listener in our local area. April has an amazing attention to detail of the total horse not just a focus or specialty in one area. We used her NCD product to clear our horse and used her body work adjustments multiple times. We used her regimen of electrolytes and supplements. Moreover, the rider applied April's knowledge and strategies of endurance riding. If you listen to April and take care of your horse, you not only have a healthy horse capable of extraordinary deeds but you will have a caring friend as well.
Tom Stuart - Fair Oaks, CA
When April arrives at my barn all my horses line up and say "Me now, me now!" They literally remember the comfort she provides for them from her equine body work.
The most prominent case that April helped me with was with an older mare named Hana who had contracted Pigeon Fever in October of 2006. By December Hana was in full blown, dripping and oozing Pigeon Fever that then transmuted into simultaneous staph and strep infections. This poor horse was extremely ill for eleven long horrible months. At least three times, I thought she was going to die. Five veterinarians from two different well known veterinary clinics in the area worked on her during this saga including spending several weeks at one local vet hospital. Her vet bills where enormous and still she was not yet well.
Finally after one veterinarian recommended that I keep Hana on antibiotics for the rest of her life, I said no, I couldn't do that to her. I finally took a leap of faith, decided the typical veterinarian approach was not working for this horse and abandoned their advice altogether. When I brought this dear tolerant horse home from the hospital and she was literally a walking dead horse, dull eyed and very little interest in life. I then applied my own healing philosophy and went to work on strengthening her immune system.
Enter April Battles! By now it was May, eight months after Hana first became ill, and I wanted the best products I could find for her. I contacted April, a Dynamite Specialty Products representative, and asked her recommendations for rebuilding Hana's immune system. We went to work with Herbal Tonic to flush out her liver and regular Dynamite vitamin supplement and Dyna-Pro (probiotics) and Hana began to slowly improve.
The next big boost to the healing process came in August. April found the amazing product called Natural Cellular Defense which contains zeolites and removes heavy metal toxins. I had heard about zeolites but didn't know how to obtain any and it was April who came "swinging in on a vine" with what was to become the secret ingredient in Hana's full recovery. We put Hana on a detox program of 15 drops 3 times a day for two weeks. As soon as the heavy metals started washing out of her system, the sooner Hana's health started to return. Along about the first of September, I was cleaning a stall in the barn when I looked up and saw Hana galloping around the pasture and playing with the rest of the horses. "She's back!" I hollered, "Hana is well again!!!" I was so happy and attribute her return to good health to April and all the great products that she represents. I am certain that the entire expensive scenario with Hana could have been substantially shortened if I had been able to get a hold of Natural Cellular Defense sooner.
Hana is not the only horse that I have watched transform in April's hands, I am always amazed to watch her release problems and bring comfort and happiness to many horses. I am a huge fan of April's work and highly value her experience and judgment with horses.
My 6 year old Friesian mare, Havannah, had diagnosed with injured stifle ligaments to her back leg in October 2007.
She was put on rest in a small pasture for 12 months.
After a year went by, she still was not ridable and was still very lame .
She was in and out of pain most of the time. I just didn't want to even consider doing surgery as the veterinarians
were indicating as an option.
One day, I was looking through the Equestrian Connection magazine and saw April Battles full page ad.
It looked like she was able to look at the whole horse to find out what was really going on. S
o, I called and set an appointment to meet April in Auburn with my horse.
I told her I wouldn't tell anything about her - I wanted April to tell me what she saw.
She did her evaluation and stated everything that had been going on with my horse: the lameness front and back,
why she was always grouchy when I put the saddle on, etc.
So, she did some stretches and releases and a bunch of other stuff she called Kinesiology on Havannah
and gave me a list of supplements to start her on that could be found at a local feed store.
She also showed me how to perform the stretches and body toning so I could could help my horse on a daily basis.
Within 2 treatments and two months, I have been able to ride my mare again.
We have gone on 3 trail rides and Havannah has done very well.
She seems to have a much better attitude and moves freely now in the pasture.
She was very forward on the trails and seemed to really enjoy it.
I am so grateful for April's help and guidance with my horses well being.
I am so happy and excited to see that I have found a Holistic way to care for her that will continue to
promote her health and recovery.
Thank you, April, I am forever grateful for you and your work!
Email April or call her at 530-823-7321.