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Linda Kohanov


Epona Equestrian Services

HQ Phone: (520) 455-5908

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Epona Equestrian Services

1725 W. Eagle Way

Amado, Arizona 85645

United States

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We make every effort to bring together a diverse, well-balanced, mutually supportive, conscientious group of self-motivated individuals who are either already active in this field or seriously planning to start their own practices. Those who successfully ... more

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Advanced Instructor
Epona Equestrian Services

Founder and Director
Epona International Study Center

Epona International Study Center

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Excerpt: The Power of the Herd, by Linda Kohanov Horsetalk.co.nz | 30 August 2015 4:18 pm
Author and horsewoman Linda Kohanov is known for explaining "the way of the horse," an experiential wisdom known to riders for centuries but little studied or adapted to off-horse use.
In The Power of the Herd, first reviewed by Horsetalk.co.nz in hardcover in 2013 and now available in paperback, Kohanov has taken these equine insights into the workplaces and relationships, exploring the benefits of "nonpredatory power" in developing assertiveness, fostering creativity, dealing with conflict, and heightening mind-body awareness.
From The Power of the Herd. © 2015, 2013 by Linda Kohanov. Reprinted with permission from New World Library.
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Linda Kohanov speaks and teaches around the world. She founded Epona Equestrian Services to explore the healing potential of working with horses and to offer programs on everything from stress reduction and parenting to consensus building and mindfulness. She lives in Tucson, Arizona.

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Linda Kohanov, owner of Eponaquest Worldwide and author of The Power of the Herd: A Nonpredatory Approach to Social Intelligence, Leadership, and Innovation

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Linda is an 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.
Elysa's life-long love of horses, combined with her equestrian and psychology background brought her to her first Eponaquest workshop with Linda Kohanov. Feeling inspired and transformed, Elysa realized that she wanted to share the gift of this work with others and went on to complete the Apprenticeship Program at the Epona International Study Center. In 2012, Elysa completed advanced training with Linda and became an Eponaquest Advanced Instructor. Elysa is currently the ranch manager of Epona at Eagle Way in Amado, AZ, where she works with clients and also co-facilitates with Linda and the magnificent Eponaquest herd.

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"There's a serious lack of educational programs that assist military personnel and their families in making the smoothest possible transition from the battlefield to life back home," says Linda Kohanov, founder/director of the Epona International Study Center, which teaches emotional fitness, relationship, nonverbal communication and leadership skills, in part through working with horses. "Many of these servicemen and women have the endurance, intelligence, and discipline to become tremendous assets to this country, but their lack of training in emotional fitness and social intelligence skills becomes a significant hindrance to long term success. Children also suffer from the resulting instability in family life, making the psychological wounds of war a multi-generational phenomenon."
Recognizing that funding sources tend to favor people with severe clinical depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Linda and her colleagues have created the Merlin's Spirit Memorial Fund for returning military personnel, veterans and their families. Named for Linda's stallion Midnight Merlin and his son Spirit, the program teaches people advanced personal and professional relationship skills, empowerment, and resilience in the face of traumatic events.
When Linda met Merlin in 1999, he was a stunning black stallion with tremendous untapped potential, but early training made him so dangerous and unpredictable that he had to be kept in an isolated corral. "Some techniques used in training show horses are the same techniques that were traditionally used for war horses," she reveals. "In the wrong hands, these practices become abusive, creating volatile, rage-filled horses. In rehabilitating Merlin, I realized that he had many of the symptoms that veterans with PTSD report, a frightening combination of power, energy and hyper-vigilance leading to explosive outbursts of anger followed by an almost unbearable combination of vulnerability, confusion and shame for his actions. He threatened my life several times, but something in his eyes kept me from giving up on him. Merlin and Spirit
In teaching the frustrated stallion how to respectfully integrate into a herd, Linda tapped what she calls a "fierce sensitivity" in herself and her mares. She learned to set strong yet compassionate boundaries with Merlin while helping him break the cycle of rage and shame that kept him isolated from humans as well as other horses. And she began teaching these same skills to people through activities with gentler, specially trained horses, chronicling her experiences in three best-selling books.
"People were asking for ideas on how they could contribute in his memory," Linda says.
Linda Kohanov
Linda is an 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. http://www.eponaquest.com
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Linda Kohanov explains what you can learn from horses about leadership in the home, at the barn and at work

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Linda Kohanov, Epona Equestrian Services, and Kathleen Barry Ingram began working together in 1998 creating workshops and individual intensives by incorporating their talents and expertise to develop an innovative and creative healing modality employing horses as equal partners.

Linda wrote and completed " The Tao of Equus", "Riding Between the Worlds" and " Way of the Horse: Equine Archetypes for Self-Discovery" with artist Kim McElroy which describe very well the magic and the gifts the horses bring.
Linda and her colleagues continue to teach apprentices and offer workshops and training at the Epona Center in Sonoita, Arizona www.taoofequus.com

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