With a formal education as a clinical scientist, Dr. Maria Katsamanis wants to help you establish the ultimate connection with your horse. Through the resources she is offering, her hope is that you will allow her to break down the barriers and myths that block the path between horse and rider and allow you to experience the dance that is accessible to anyone regardless of age or breed.
The website isn’t the only thing that is new. Dr. Maria has been hard at work writing, recording, and producing multimedia content to help take you to the next level with your horsemanship.
In addition to the book, “The Alchemy of Lightness“, co-authored with Dominique Barbier, Dr. Maria has created an online educational venue, “Horses with Dr. Maria the Online Course Center“. Her online venue will be constantly growing with courses that provide hours of hands on video lectures with horses and students giving you insights that you can instantly apply to the partnership with your horse.
Over the years, Dr. Maria Katsamanis has worked with a wide variety of horses, students, and peers in the equestrian profession. Here are just a few of the responses she has received from those who she has worked with and who admire her work and ability.
Since I started to work my horses under Maria's way something has changed in my relationship and my approach to them, now I know that they are ready to show you and give you full trust when we treat them with kindness and looking always for their comfort and happiness.
Remembering H when he first arrived. What a difference!!! Dr. Maria I have seen you transform horses over and over again. Congratulations Trainer of the Year Dressage DVHA!
Maria you're amazing!
Congrats to our trainer, Dr. Katsamanis for winning trainer of the year. That award doesn't even touch her! She is an amazing trainer and I am also proud to call her my friend. She has taught me so much about me and my horse in the little time we have been with her it's amazing. Although Joe and I had our share of ups and downs she made me realize God gave him to me for a reason. We both needed and saved each other. She has taught me to listen to him since he has so much to say and how to communicate better with him. Thanks to her we are one. Today you thanked me for being opened minded and taking a chance. When in reality I should be thanking you. You took a chance on me too.
What a wonderful day at the barn with Maria! She is such a miracle worker and Cappy trusts her completely and gives her whatever she asks. Thanks to her compassionate care, he has transformed from a tense, anxious horse into an elegant, magnificent creature!
Thank you so much, Maria for getting Georgie and I ready for our first dressage show. It was a long road of hard work, patience, and kindness that brought Georgie and I closer together with a solid connection and closer relationship. I often hear-"It is all about the journey" and it truly was and continues to be that for us.
"Dr. Katsamanis has dedicated herself to preserving the dignity of the horse. She encourages the humans she works with to put the horse first and to approach it with the question, “What can I do for you?” rather than “What can you do for me?” It has been transformative for me as a person to witness her work. Seeing “problem” horses become peaceful and lame horses restored to health has inspired me to work to become a better human, more open to what’s possible, more connected to what’s happening now, and more at peace with the past."