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Linda Kohanov is a Tucson author, speaker, riding instructor and horse trainer who specializes in Equine Experiential Learning and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy. In 1997, she founded Epona Equestrian Services, a Tucson-based collective of riding instructors and counselors exploring the healing potential of working with horses. Linda has fifteen years experience as a radio producer and announcer, and has also worked as a music critic and print journalist. She lives with her husband, composer and musician Steve Roach, and their horses, outside Tucson.
Check out her website: Epona Equestrian Services
Linda Kohanov is beloved for her groundbreaking articulation of "the way of the horse," an experiential wisdom known to riders for centuries but little studied or adapted to off-horse use. Now Kohanov takes these horse-inspired insights on the nonverbal elements of exceptional communication and leadership into the realms of our workplaces and relationships.
Hope . . . From the Heart of Horses explores and celebrates the relationship and bond possible between horses and humans. Each chapter offers a life lesson about trusting one's instincts, honestly addressing emotions, achieving clarity in communications, and re-leasing negative thoughts. Because survival depends on being highly tuned to the thoughts and feelings of others, horses sense human intentions rather than what a person offers in facial expressions, which creates a remarkable effect on the relationship between these two distinctly different species. Among the moving stories the author relates are a horse named Hope who teaches the difference be-tween hope and faith; an abused horse's background bringing up old memories and helping the author to move on; a young Olympic equestrienne hopeful who dis-covers and reaffirms her self-esteem; and a corporate training session in which one participant achieves great success merely by being honest about her fears. As you see how these people grow deeper into them-selves as they learn the horse's way, you, too, will be inspired to explore and apply the deep and ever-lasting connection and communication between horses and humans.
From a highly perceptive author, equestrian, teacher, and horse trainer comes a treatise on the healing properties of horses -- a follow-up to the groundbreaking "The Tao of Equus." Be they personal relationships with equine friends, fears being overcome in the saddle, or intimate experiences between rider and horse, the ways a horse can be a healer are many. Drawn from years of personally experiencing the intuitive connection between human and horse, Kohanov's insights into equine wisdom are taken from real stories of those healed by horses. Kohanov's own experiences of a deep connection to her herd of horses -- such as the compelling story of a foal's birth -- are also included. Her message is simple and undeniable: horses share an intense spiritual connection with humans, and tapping into that realm can do wonders for the soul. Show Less
An equine therapist shares the story of a spiritual awakening she experienced with her black mare, Rasa, which led her to investigate the metaphysical and scientific aspects of the human-horse bond.
This wisdom-filled book-and-card kit brings Linda Kohanov's groundbreaking teachings about human-horse connections and equine archetypes to readers interested in tarot and animal divination cards. Useful as both a divination deck and as a book for straight reading, "Way of the Horse" offers profound insight into the powerful relationship between horses and humans. The book consists of 40 chapters, each describing one card. Each chapter begins with the card title, key phrases conveying the card's concepts, and a discussion of the image, its meaning for the reader, and its mythical/archetypal history. In every culture, horses are known for their ability to take riders between this world and the otherworld, suggesting that the species has a gift for helping people move between multiple states of consciousness. "Way of the Horse" allows people to enjoy this remarkable experience even when not in the presence of these amazing creatures.