Texas Monthly (2009)

After their two-year-old son, Rowan, was diagnosed with autism in 2004, the author and his wife, Kristin, struggled with the challenge of finding effective treatment for an incontinent, uncommunicative child given to intractable tantrums.  Source: https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/rupert-isaacson/ The Horse Boy: A father’s quest to heal his son tells of their journey to Mongolia, in 2007, in search of …

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CNN: Family find respite from autism in Mongolia (2009)

When 3-year-old Rowan Isaacson darted away from his father and dived into a herd of grazing horses, it easily could have been the end of the small autistic boy. He was babbling under the hooves of a boss mare.  Source: http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/04/24/autism.horse.mongolia/index.html?iref=nextin “I thought he was going to get trampled,” recalled Rupert Isaacson, Rowan’s father. But the …

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Psych Central: The Magic of Equine-Facilitated Therapy (2009)

The New York Times published a fascinating article last week about one young family’s success using an unorthodox combination of equine (horse)-assisted therapy and Mongolian shamanism to ease their autistic son’s behavioral difficulties: Source: https://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2009/04/20/the-magic-of-equine-facilitated-therapy/ By Renée M. Grinnell When Rupert Isaacson decided to take his autistic son, Rowan, on a trip to Mongolia to ride horses and seek the help of shamans …

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