Horses in the time of coronavirus
Equus|Summer 2020
Horses in the time of coronavirus
The pandemic is a reminder that some things are beyond our control, but horses can help us focus on the things that really matter.
Cathy Woods
Like everyone else, I have been grappling with the ways the pandemic has disrupted my life. Even where I live, amid the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina, the realities of quarantines and social distancing have altered the ways I spend time with my family, friends, and horses.

I’ve been a horse owner for more than 20 years and a practitioner and teacher of yoga even longer. A physical and mental discipline centered on breath control, simple meditation, bodily postures, and other techniques, yoga has been used by people for millennia to enhance health, relaxation, and life in general. Now more than ever, I rely on lessons I’ve learned through yoga---and from working with horses---to make the most of each day.


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Summer 2020