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Linda Kohonov - Founder of Eponaquest Equestrian Services“Those adventurous souls who follow the ways of horses almost can’t help becoming more balanced, confident, and peaceful, more open to the beauty and sacredness of life. Moving among the herds, these people recover a heightened sensitivity to the environment and to others — and, most importantly, the courage to embrace that sensitivity.”

Linda Kohonov, Founder of Eponaquest Equestrian Services (with her mare “Rasa” in AZ)


Eponaquest Equestrian Services located in Amado, AZ, was founded in 1997 by Linda Kohanov, author, lecturer, and horse trainer. Ms. Kohanov has received international attention for innovative programs employing horses in the work of human development. Approved Eponaquest Instructors located around the world, are a collective of educators, counselors, physical therapists and riding instructors exploring the healing potential of horse-human relationships. For more information and to find upcoming USA workshops Eponaquest Approved Instructors

Recommended EPONAQUEST Reading List

Books authored by Linda Kohanov:

  • The Tao of Equus
  • Riding Between the Worlds
  • The Way of the Horse with Card Deck
  • The Power of the Herd


EPONA: The Celtic Horse Goddess

Celtic Goddess EponaThe literal meaning of the name Epona is “divine mare” or “she who is like a mare.” The goddess, Epona, was revered and worshiped by the ancient Celtic people as a loving protector of horses, donkeys and other animals. Commonly represented as a horse figure, a mare and foal, or as a woman on horseback, she was also a goddess of fertility, re-birth and abundance. Although originally a Celtic goddess, she was eventually accepted by the Romans who saw her more as a protector of their cavalry. The Romans also saw Epona as a goddess of fertility. The presence of foals in some sculptures suggests that the goddess and her horses were leaders of the soul in the after-life ride.







The Creator gathered all of creation and said, “I want to hide something from the humans until they are ready for it. It is the realization that they create their own reality.” The eagle said, “Give it to me, I will take it to the moon.” The Creator said, “No one day they will go there and find it.” The salmon said, “I will bury it on the bottom of the ocean.” “No. They will go there too.” The buffalo said, “I will bury it on the great plains.” The Creator said, “They will cut in to the skin of the earth and find it even there.” Grandmother mole, who lives in the breast of Mother Earth, and who has no physical eyes but sees with spiritual eyes, said, “Put it inside of them.” And the Creator said, “It is done.”

– Author unknown