Name: Tamara Watt
Location: Farmington Utah (Buffalo Ranch) Sunset Equestrian Center (Kaysville, Utah)
Certifications through Angel's Animals? EMFT (Equine Myofascial Functional Therapist)
When did you decide that you wanted to work with animals? I have had a great opportunity and privilege to have been raised around horses & small animals growing up as a little girl. After showing and competing with horses for over 20 years, I went into the field of animal sciences as a licensed Veterinary Technician in 2001, I began at that time to be extremely interested and in “AW” of the anatomy and physiology of the Equine Body.
What animal influenced you the most growing up? Horses, they have been a true passion and influence in my continuing education and research.
What animals do you currently own? I have a Cute Auggie named “Oliver” he is a Corgi/Mini Aussie! And we own and operate a professional horsemanship/clinician practice, JWHA Horsemanship, we currently have 5 horses of our own and over 40 equine companions that we provide a full care service for our clientele here in Farmington Utah.
What makes your animal bodywork practice stand out? I feel what makes my practice stand out, is my experience, education, and time in the industry. Being able to see both sides of the horse (on ground and as a rider) I feel this gives me a bigger and deeper perspective as my role and responsibility as an Equine body worker. My Veterinary Technician background (8 years) allows me to combine my body work and physiology of the horse to get a better perspective on how to truly help, heal and educate the owner and horse!
What message would you like to share with potential clients? I would always encourage owners to continue to listen to the intuition of their horses over all wellbeing, that they may strongly get regarding their equine companions. When we have aches and pains, we seek help! Horses our no different! We are there advocates and knowing there needs and using tools for preventive maintenance such as equine body work, is crucial to the “overall” well being of your Equine Companion! They will move, sleep, eat, digest, play and love you so much greater when they feel good!
What message would you like to share with others who are thinking about pursuing a career in animal bodywork? First and foremost, it is an honor to be a part of the healing and service industry with our equine companions. You will feel so rewarded in your hard work, hands on experience, building relationships and educating the equine public. When you bond with a horse during each body work session, it is a sacred privilege to know you are offering a healing hand and touch that can forever forge a bond of knowing what each horse truly needs!
This course by Doctor Angelique Barbara has truly been one of the greatest investments that I have made yet in my professional background and educational history! I will forever be grateful Dr. Angel!
Every month Dr. Barbara acknowledges and showcases one of her certified practitioners! You could be next!