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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.
Her first 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. Since then, Linda has written four more books: Riding Between the Worlds: Expanding Our Potential through the Way of the Horse (2003), Way of the Horse: Equine Archetypes for Self-Discovery (2007), The Power of the Herd: A Nonpredatory Approach to Social Intelligence, Leadership, and Innovation (2012), and her latest, The Five Roles of a Master Herder: A Revolutionary Model for Socially Intelligent Leadership (2016).
Several of Linda's 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).
Buck Brannaman is a true cowboy and horseman. He inspires, motivates and teaches through principles of respect, partnership and trust rather than anger, fear and intimidation. Buck started working with horses at the age of 12, getting kicked, bitten and run over in the process of learning what makes them tick. A real life "horse whisperer", he eschews the violence of his upbringing and teaches people to communicate with their horses through leadership and sensitivity, not punishment.
Mark Rashid Horse Training. Mark is an internationally acclaimed horse trainer known for his ability to understand the horse's point-of-view and solve difficult problems with communication rather than force.
Chris' evolutionary methodology - learning to think horse, speak horse and play horse games by horse rules to be the better horse - teaches people how to develop a deep bond between themselves and their horse.
Stacy Westfall is renowned for her bridleless and bareback reining performances. Her horse training methods focus on clear and precise communication between rider and horse. In 2006, Stacy won the prestigious Road To The Horses colt starting competition.
Pete Ramey is the guru of natural hoof care and hoof rehab. He has helped hundreds of horses to recover from hoof problems that would otherwisw have sent them off to the meat packers.
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