The Tao of Equus: A Woman’s Journey of Healing and Transformation Through the Way of the Horse
Today I would like to speak about a wonderful book by Linda Kohanov, author, speaker, riding instructor and horse trainer who has become an internationally recognized innovator in the field of Equine Experiential Learning and a respected writer on the subject of Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy.
Her book “The Tao of Equus: A Woman’s Journey of Healing and Transformation through the Way of the Horse” was selected as one of the Top Ten Religion and Spirituality books of 2001 by Amazon.com
Her second book, “Riding Between the Worlds: Expanding Our Potential through the Way of the Horse”, was published in 2003.
Both books have been used as texts in university courses across the country and have received appreciative reviews in publications as diverse as Horse and Rider, Natural Horse, IONS Noetic Sciences Review, Shift, Spirituality and Health, Animal Wellness, The Equestrian News and Strides (the magazine published by the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association).
The Tao of Equus is that kind of book that can definitely change your life. The book considers the mystical nature of horses and the magical connection between horses and humans. Linda Kohanov tells of an extraordinary spiritual awakening she experienced with her black mare, Rasa. This incident led her to investigate the apparent metaphysical as well as scientific aspects of the human-horse bond. Using neurological research, cultural history, mythology, and firsthand anecdotes from years of teaching and facilitating equine therapy, Kohanov examines the profound communion that people, and women in particular, often experience with horses. Some of the areas Kohanov explores are how the equine mind compares with the human mind, and what horses can teach humanity.
Nothing happens by chance, it’s more about synchronicity as Carl Jung said.
So, if synchronicity brought you here, maybe you have to read this book!
Buy the book here: The Tao of Equus by Linda Kohanov