Tuesday 16 October 2007

Riding Between the Worlds: Expanding Our Potential Through the Way of the Horse by Linda Kohanov

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Linda Kohanov brings us the sequel to her brilliant book "The Tao of Equus". In Riding Between the Worlds, she continues her journey of discovery. and places the focus more on the Equine Facilitated Therapy that was discussed in the first book. She provides still more examples of what can happen when you place a human and a horse together, and provides great insight into how and why it happens.

Her theories are amazing and extremely thought provoking. The reader can't help but look at horses (and indeed, other animals too) with a heightened awareness. This, along with the first title in the series, is a book that will alter your perceptions, if not your life.

I loved the first book and was quite certain the second book couldn't live up to the same standard. I am happy to say I was proven wrong. This book is every bit as attention grabbing as the first, if not more so. The experiences that people went through as they tried Equine Facilitated Therapy are intense, moving, and often heartbreaking. The reader can't help but be pulled deeply into the content that Linda provides.

I like that many of the theories push the limits that we place on ourselves. I like that she coaxes the reader and encourages them to think past those same limits and if not accept her theories, at least accept the possibility of them. It's one of those books that causes you to feel so much smarter, just for reading it.

Again, Linda Kohanov is definitely one of my favourite author's now. Her writing in both books was simply wonderful and she has a gift for reaching through the pages of the book and touching the reader in a way that is rare, and memorable.

You have to read these books.

Author's website: http://www.taoofequus.com/

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