The Tao of Equus

Author: Linda Kohanov
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577318071
Release Date: 2010-10-06
Genre: Pets

Do horses make choices? How do they seem to know what people are thinking and feeling? Are horses spiritual beings with a destiny all their own? If so, how is this destiny connected with humanity's future? How does the equine mind compare with the human mind? What do horses have to teach people? And why are women so attracted to horses? These are some of the questions writer and equine therapist Linda Kohanov explores in her extraordinary book The Tao of Equus. In it she 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. She delves into the mental and spiritual processes behind the magical connections people, and women in particular, often experience with horses. She skillfully describes the subtle behavioral nuances horses express and perceive — what she calls the "wisdom of the prey" — as well as a feminine wisdom found in her powerful interactions with horses, bringing to the page subtleties that women riders have intuited for centuries. Blending her extraordinary experience — what some would consider paranormal — with a wide-ranging survey of the phenomena of horse-human communication, Kohanov delivers a ground-breaking work sure to interest both longtime riders and readers interested in the leading edge of animal perception and animal-human communication.

The Power of the Herd

Author: Linda Kohanov
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608683727
Release Date: 2015-07-20
Genre: Pets

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 those horse-inspired insights on the nonverbal elements of exceptional communication and leadership into the realms of our workplaces and relationships. Here we explore the benefits of “nonpredatory power” in developing assertiveness, fostering creativity, dealing with conflict, and heightening mind-body awareness. In “A Brief History of Power,” the first part of this far-reaching book, Kohanov profiles cultural innovators who employed extraordinary nonverbal leadership skills to change history, usually on horseback: Winston Churchill, George Washington, Alexander the Great, and Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha), among others. She also draws on the behavior of mature horse herds, as well as the herding cultures of Africa and Mongolia, to debunk theories of dominance hierarchies, challenge ingrained notions of “survival of the fittest,” and demonstrate the power of a consensual leadership in which governing roles are fluid. Kohanov then adapts these lessons into twelve powerful guiding principles we can all incorporate into our work and personal lives. Eloquent and provocative, this is horse sense for everyone who seeks to thrive in the herds we all run in — our communities, careers, families, and friendships.

Way of the Horse

Author: Linda Kohanov
Publisher:
ISBN: 1577315138
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Pets

From Linda Kohanov, bestselling author of The Tao of Equus, and equine artist Kim McElroy comes this profound book-and-card kit for exploring our sacred connection with horses in an entirely new way. This wisdom-filled kit includes both a powerful new book by Kohanov and a beautiful forty-card divination deck to help readers access hidden equine wisdom. In each chapter, Kohanov explores key concepts surrounding McElroy's corresponding image, leading readers on a journey of discovery and exploration. The book reveals the practical meaning behind horse behavior as well as the powerful symbolic and spiritual significance of these amazing animals. Sure to interest anyone fascinated by horses, Way of the Horse offers profound insights into the human-equine relationship.

The Five Roles of a Master Herder

Author: Linda Kohanov
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781608685479
Release Date: 2017-11-03
Genre: Business & Economics

Includes Assessment Tool for Analyzing Your Leadership Style and Becoming a Better Leader In The Five Roles of a Master Herder, Linda Kohanov adapts horse-inspired insights into powerful tools for developing collaborative leadership and managing change. Over thousands of years, Kohanov writes, “master herders” of nomadic herding cultures developed a multi-faceted, 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. She includes an innovative assessment tool to help you determine which roles you currently overemphasize and which roles you may be ignoring — or even actively avoiding. Through this powerful and surprising book, Kohanov will show you how to recognize, cultivate, and utilize all five roles in the modern tribes of your workplace, family, and other social organizations.

Riding Between the Worlds

Author: Linda Kohanov
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577317645
Release Date: 2010-10-05
Genre: Pets

In this powerful follow-up to her groundbreaking work The Tao of Equus, Linda Kohanov introduces provocative new theories about the human-horse connection, theories supported by in-depth experience. “Horses,” she maintains, “model an embodied spirituality, one that is both fully present in this world and deeply connected to the soul’s divine origins.” Kohanov explores how these animals support us on both levels, leading us to unexpected realizations about fear, intuition, awareness, empowerment, and above all, authenticity.

Hope from the Heart of Horses

Author: Kathy Pike
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781602396609
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Pets

Explores the bond between horses and people, including trusting instincts, addressing emotions, and releasing negativity, in an account that describes the author's relationship with an abused horse.

Dressage in the Fourth Dimension

Author: Sherry Ackerman
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 9781577317289
Release Date: 2010-09-07
Genre: Pets

Dressage is often seen as the most formal and controlled of the equine sports, following an ancient, standardized training progression. For philosopher and dressage instructor Dr. Sherry Ackerman, dressage is much more. It — along with riding in general — can be a transformational art and an avenue for reflection, exploration, and self-knowledge through which a rider can experience liberation from the individual, egoistic self. This second, revised edition of Dressage in the Fourth Dimension is a pioneer work in awakening “dressage consciousness.” Drawing on such diverse sources as sacred geometry, ancient Western and Eastern philosophies, and esoteric spirituality, Ackerman seeks to heal humanity’s alienation from nature through riding. She points us toward the liberation from societal conditioning and normative thinking, and, ultimately, from our own egos. Her concept of the fourth dimension requires us to leave the analytic, objective mind behind and enter into the mystery of inspiration. A short, unique, thought-provoking work that has enjoyed a word-of-mouth reputation among horse people for years, Dressage in the Fourth Dimension will challenge riders’ assumptions about their horses and themselves.

Connecting with Horses

Author: Margrit Coates
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781448146710
Release Date: 2012-04-24
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Margrit Coates is internationally acclaimed for her work as an animal healer and communicator, and is the author of Healing with Horses and Horses Talking. Now, for the first time, she explains how horses can offer healing and guidance to us, the people in their lives. Connecting with Horses explores the key lessons that we can learn from these magnificent animals. When we really understand how to interact with horses and how to interpret their roles in our lives, we will learn how to improve our relationships with others and much more. This extraordinary book draws upon powerful true stories and practical experience to explore themes and offer profound insights ranging from creativity through to potential and success. As you will discover, even your own horse or pony is an incredible animal that has much to teach you...

Zen Mind Zen Horse

Author: Allan J. Hamilton
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603427807
Release Date: 2011-09-10
Genre: Sports & Recreation

“Far more than a book about how to care for a horse, though it stands out as one of the best on the subject . . . beautiful” (Susan Richards, author of Chosen by a Horse). This unique guide to horsemanship incorporates Eastern philosophy to describe how horses understand and respond to the flow of vital energy around them, and how they use this energy, called chi, to communicate with their herd, express dominance, and sense predators. Written by the award-winning author of The Scalpel and the Soul, and including forewords by Monty Roberts and Dr. Robert Miller, Zen Mind, Zen Horse shares safe, simple techniques to make you more receptive to your animal’s chi, so you can develop a calm and effective training style that will not only help your horse follow commands, but strengthen the spiritual bond between horse and rider.

Naked Liberty

Author: Carolyn Resnick
Publisher: Amigo Publications, Inc.
ISBN: 0965853349
Release Date: 2005-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

NAKED LIBERTY is a captivating memoir of Carolyn Resnick's detailed account of how she gained a magnetic connection with horses. Carolyn reveals her struggle to be accepted into a herd of wild horses, beginning at the bottom of the pecking order, working to gain higher rank and ultimately riding on the back of a lead mare from a bonded trust. This book goes beyond "horse whispering" and will inspire readers to seek a higher level of communication with their horses. "I learned that dominant horses must fight for their position and lead horses do not. From these waterhole rituals I discovered the secret society of wild horses, and that the spirit of the bond has its own language," says Carolyn.

Walking the Way of the Horse

Author: Leif Hallberg
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595479085
Release Date: 2008-10
Genre: Pets

Since time eternal horses have walked beside us, helping to shape our destinies, taking us on journeys of the soul, and offering as a gift their power, mystique, and beauty. While it has taken some time, mental health professionals and educators alike have begun to formally acknowledge the emotional, mental and physical benefits that humans can receive by spending time with horses. In the U.S. alone, there are already more than 900 programs that offer therapeutic or educational programming provided in partnership with horses. Leif Hallberg has extensively researched the field of Equine Facilitated Mental Health and Educational Services, and this book reveals the many ways horses can help humans. Become familiar with: Key definitions Historical information about working with horses in therapeutic and educational settings Ethical considerations Practical applications Learn more about the healing power of horses and their rich history of working together with humans in Walking the Way of the Horse. For additional information about this book, and Leif Hallberg visit www.walkingthewayofthehorse.com

In the Matter of J Robert Oppenheim

Author: Heinar Kipphardt
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0809012154
Release Date: 1968
Genre: Drama

Kipphardt uses the facts taken from the published transcript to present some fundamental issues which face the world today--the conflict between the responsibility of the individual to his country and to humanity as a whole, the right of the patriot to express views at odds with those of his government without his loyalty being called into question.

Le Tao du cheval

Author: Linda Kohanov
Publisher: Le Courrier du Livre
ISBN: 9782702918975
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Genre: Self-Help

Linda Kohanov a découvert au fil de ses recherches et de ses expériences auprès des chevaux leurs capacités extraordinaires à ramener l'être humain dans le moment présent. Le cheval, miroir parfait, nous permet de faire confiance à nos intuitions et nous engage à exprimer nos véritables ressentis profonds. Par son approche novatrice, Linda Kohanov explique ici comment dépasser nos propres difficultés, défis ou échecs en les transformant en autant d'opportunités de grandir. Cette compréhension permet à chacun de libérer ainsi sa force intérieure et la puissance de sa créativité. Cet ouvrage apporte aux cavaliers des clés essentielles pour comprendre, communiquer et approfondir les relations avec ces animaux fabuleux que sont les chevaux. Pour tous les lecteurs, ce livre ouvre les portes d'une perception nouvelle, d'un monde de coopération, de respect et de cohérence, d'un cheminement intérieur original vers l'authenticité. Les mystères de la vie, les plus beaux cadeaux de l'existence arrivent bien souvent sur le dos d'un cheval noir... Un livre à vivre ! LINDA KOHANOV est spécialiste de la Thérapie assistée par les chevaux. Elle dirige le Centre Epona qu'elle a créé en 1997 afin d'aider les personnes, cavaliers ou non, à mieux se connaître grâce à la formidable contribution des chevaux.

My Horses My Healers

Author: Shelley R. Rosenberg
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 145204967X
Release Date: 2006-10-06
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

My Horses, My Healers begins as a childhood drama of sexual abuse in the life of the author, and through the healing power of interacting with horses, Shelley Rosenberg transforms her experience into a protocol for self-healing through the willingness to be with the horse. For riders of all ages, for anyone who has experienced alienation from their own human kind in their days, for anyone who loves horses—this book resonates with the good that can come from watching horses and humans interact and teach one another about the language of direct communication, feelings, and healing through truthful speaking of our emotions.