Tammy Pate was literally raised on horseback. Born into a ranching family in Montana, her father was a rodeo steer wrestler who spent his free time teaching young Tammy and her sisters all he knew about horsemanship and riding. Her grandmother, Betty, instilled in her the deep values of the ranching life: a reverence for nature and the practical skills ranching families needed for the demands of their rural life.
She married her husband, Curt Pate, who was then a rodeo announcer, and followed him into the demanding life of managing a cow camp. Together they developed innovative, gentle ways of training horses and managing livestock. During this time, she raised her own children, literally in the saddle, carrying them with her on horseback as she worked with Curt on the ranch.
These rich experiences, along with a growing interest in the benefits of yoga on the equestrian body, have led Tammy to combine her horsemanship knowledge with her love of yoga. Tammy's clinics are designed to bring deeper awareness of your mental and physical balance, and above all, to improve your horsemanship. Everything you will do at the clinic is designed to gently bring about the inner balance that improves your ability to bond with and communicate with horses.