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The Tao of Equus

A Woman's Journey of Healing & Transformation through the Way of the Horse
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
New World Library
 | 
June, 2007
ISBN:
9781577314202
In stock now: 
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$27.50 CAD
Banyen's Description: 

The Tao of Equus considers the mystical nature of horses and the magical connection between horses and humans. Equine therapist 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.

The Tao of Equus is about horse therapy, horse training, and horse behavior, but it’s mostly about what these magnificent creatures are ceaselessly, patiently teaching us. It’s about the courage and humility, focus and flexibility it takes for a human being to listen to those messages. It’s about the quiet pools of reflection we experience in their presence. It’s about the transformations that await us when we embrace our seemingly irrational sufferings with the same grace and dignity that horses exhibit in the face of adversity.

 

 

The Tao of Equus is part memoir; part literature, mythology, and philosophy lesson; and part psychology text.” —Horse & Rider

 

 

“This work represents an extraordinarily moving account of a gifted thinker, writer, teacher, and horsewoman who dares to venture deep within to explore the truth of the connection that merges horse, human, mind, emotion, and spirit.” —Riding

 

 

Publisher’s Description: 

(THE) TAO OF EQUUS: A Womans Journey of Healing & Transformation Through the Way of the Horse by Linda Kohanov, at $15.95 (q) from New World Library, ISBN 1577314204 / 9781577314202. The author intertwines the story of the spiritual awakening she experienced with her black mare Rasa with compelling neurological research, cultural history, mythology, and first-hand anecdotes from years of teaching and facilitating equine therapy. In a wide-ranging survey of the phenomena of horse-human communication, she delves into the magical connections people often experience with horses, the subtle behavioral nuances horses express and perceive, the special affinity women often feel with horses, how the equine mind compares with the human mind, and much more. Now in paper. 384 pp.

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