We had the good fortune of connecting with Marty Clark and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Marty, what do you attribute your success to?
As an equine body worker, I have the welfare of the horse utmost in my mind. When working with an owner, I collaborate on what might work best for both the horse and owner. To that end, I use a series of techniques from the Masterson Method, a gentle form of bodywork that focuses on releasing tension in the key junctions of the horse’s body. Excessive tension in horses’ muscles leads to a host of problems that affect how a horse moves and stays healthy. The Masterson Method is extremely effective in sustaining a healthy horse and avoiding career-ending injuries.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I am a Masterson Method® Certified Practitioner. As a retired U.S. Army Reserve officer, I retired early from teaching Middle School English and history, and decided to do what I have always wanted to do and found a way to work with horses. Animals are my passion and I was active in animal rescue and pet therapy for years. I missed the human-animal connection and I rekindled that need through horseback riding. I began volunteering and working with rescue and therapy horses as an Equine Sports Massage Therapist. Then, I was drawn to The Masterson Method® because it’s so gentle on the horse and quickly effective in restoring performance and well-being. Currently, I am a dressage rider at Sonesta Farms in Cypress, Texas, and an active volunteer working with the horses at A Place for Peanut, a non-profit horse sanctuary. Grit and treating people well have always been part of my work ethic and these values have helped me get where I am today.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Local spot shoutouts: Three favorite local spots in my neighbor hood are Galiano’s Bakery and Café, Brew Pub 30 with its Rock Burger Truck, along with the Cypress Breakfast House.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Who deserves credit? Laurel Watson is a friend and fellow bodyworker with wonderful business ideas and an infectiously-positive outlook on life. My Masterson Method mentor, Lorre Mueller is an equine osteopath and a powerful teacher whom I respect enormously.
None. All taken by me.