Articles by Maria Katsamanis, PhD - Dressage Today

Maria Katsamanis, PhD

Maria Katsamanis, PhD

Maria Katsamanis, PhD, holds a doctoral degree in clinical psychology and maintains an appointment as clinical assistant professor at Rutgers Medical School in New Jersey. In 2016, she established The Pegasus Foundation with the mission of rehabilitating horses. Her background in biofeedback and psychophysiology is central to her training approach, dubbed “Molecular Equitation,” which examines the connection between horse and rider on a molecular level and focuses on improving such basic elements as balance and relaxation, muscle formation and breathing behavior to dissipate physical blocks and facilitate communication.