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Horse Boy Foundation

Our charity – Horse Boy Foundation – offers free and subsidized scholarships of New Trails Learning Systems’ services (Horse Boy Method, Movement Method, Compassionate Behavioral Approach, Kids Must Move – Home School Support) to autism families in Texas and at our satellite locations in both North America, Europe, and now also in South America and …

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The Horse Boy – Book

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 …

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The Horse Boy – Movie

The Horse Boy does more than chronicle Rowan and his parents’ journey across the vast, wild landscape of Mongolia. It delves into the strange world of autism itself, the relationship between humans and animals and between different cultures and different ways of being (autistic vs. normal, or “neuro-typical”), and the nature of healing. Audiences hear …

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The Long Ride Home – Book

The long awaited sequel to The Horse Boy. Rowan came back from the shamans in Mongolia a changed boy. The three most debilitating effects of his autism – his incontinence, his endless tantruming, and his inability to make friends – were gone. But a year almost to the day since Rowan’s improvement he started regressing: …

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The Healing Land – Book

The Healing Land is the book that paved the way for the Horse Boy. Tipped as a “New York Times Notable Book’, when it came out in 2003, the book chronicles Rupert’s extraordinary journey into the mind and heart of the original culture on planet earth; the Bushmen of Southern Africa’s Kalahari Desert. It’s a …

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The Wild Host: The History and Meaning of the Hunt – Book

(The Derrydale Press Foxhunters’ Library) A beautifully illustrated history of hunting; a meditation on the meaning of hunting spiritually and culturally; and a very personal hunting account. Destined to be controversial, Rupert Isaacson justifies and celebrates hunting while acknowledging the realities of a modern world of heightened compassion. Buy on Amazon: The Wild Host: The History …

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