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
Across several bestselling books, author and teacher Linda Kohanov has explored the way of the horse, an experiential wisdom gained by studying the nonpredatory power of horses. In The Five Roles of a Master Herder, she adapts these horse-inspired insights into useful tools for developing collaborative leadership and managing change. Over thousands of years, Kohanov writes, master herders of nomadic herding cultures developed a multifaceted, socially intelligent form of leadership combining the five roles of Dominant, Leader, Sentinel, Nurturer / Companion, and Predator. The fluid interplay of these roles allowed interspecies communities to move across vast landscapes, dealing with predators and changing climates, protecting and nurturing the herd while keeping massive, gregarious, often aggressive animals together without the benefit of fences and with very little reliance on restraints.
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.
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.