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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