Name: Natalie Zoratto
Location: Tottenham, Ontario Canada
Certifications through Angel's Animals: Equine Myo-manipulative Functional Therapy, Equine Kinesiology Taping, Equine Craniosacral Therapy, Animal Neuro-myofascial Release Technique
When did you decide that you wanted to work with animals? I have always loved animals, for me the hard decision was deciding what direction I wanted to go in, to help animals and work together with them.
What animal influenced you the most growing up? My most influential animal in my life is my Percheron cross mare, Luna. She was my learning curve and my realization that I needed to do things differently, from training to lifestyle, nutrition, hoof care, and so much more. I'm still learning!
What animals do you currently own? I currently own my horse Luna, but care for many others.
What makes your animal bodywork practice stand out? I get a lot of clients telling me they like the name of my practice and that is what attracted them. I have a large amount of knowledge in nutrition, hoof care and lifestyle so I find it often snowballs from a conversation about the previous into bodywork and the benefits it has. I find it so helpful that I can offer clients several types of bodywork within a session, from Myofascial, to Neuro-Myofascial, Craniosacral and Kinesiology taping. Each horse is different and therefore responds differently depending on the day/session to different types of therapy.
What message would you like to share with perspective clients? I always tell perspective/new clients that we work together with the horse in that moment. It doesn't matter to me if your horse is young, old, nervous, injured or healthy; the goal is always the same, for them to leave the session feeling better then when we started.
What message would you like to share with others who are thinking about pursing a career in animal bodywork? Go for it!!!! It is an amazing career, I feel blessed to work with so many people and their amazing animals. It is so rewarding to be able to help animals and at the same time strengthen partnerships between them and their owners.