The Horse Boy

The Horse Boy

A Father's Quest to Heal His Son

Book - 2009
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When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson was devastated, afraid he might never be able to communicate with his child. But when Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, rode their neighbor's horse with Rowan, Rowan improved immeasurably. He was struck with a crazy idea: why not take Rowan to Mongolia, the one place in the world where horses and shamanic healing intersected?
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316008235
Call Number: 618.92 ISAACSON
Characteristics: x, 357 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill. ; 25 cm
Subjects: Isaacson, Rupert.
Isaacson, Rowan.
Austin (Tex.) -- Biography.
Fathers and sons -- Case studies.
Autistic children -- Family relationships -- Case studies.
Human-animal relationships -- Case studies.
Horses -- Therapeutic use -- Case studies.
Autism in children -- Treatment -- Case studies.
Parents of autistic children -- United States -- Biography.
Autistic children -- United States -- Biography.


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Mar 24, 2017

An interesting story showing the rapport between an autistic child and horses.

Apr 01, 2014

My elder son earned his Masters in the fields of Childhood Development & Special Education. In addition, he did a great deal of study and active research with children in three devastating problems impacting children; those being Autism, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the logistical nightmare of bringing the best possible quality of life for the children who are impacted by these tragic developmental setbacks. This was particularly a constant hardship in the Arctic areas of Alaska where access to most villages was via small aircraft and thus always subject to weather concerns. But, " The Horse Boy," written by Rupert Isaacson astutely displays the wonders that we humans seem needful of discovering again and again is the wondrous interaction with animals and people with illnesses, a variety of cancers and even emotional
problems and we are almost always
overjoyed but shocked at what these
wonderful animals are able to do in helping mankind fight against the very
worst maladies. It is the authors' son,
Rowan Isaacson who suffers from
Autism and he was two years of age when the special bond of the family
horse, Betsy and Rowan, displayed an
especially caring relationship. Ryan
and Betsy prove the gift of love is the
best medicine one can give and

Feb 04, 2011

A fathers incredible travels to Mongolia shamans to help his autistic son.


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