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  • Graduation Day for Ellen Schuringa July 2019

    We are very happy to announce that Ellen Schuringa from Lommel in Belgium succesfully completed her certification for 2 star Horse Boy Method Practitioner.

  • Our first ever workshop in magical Norway

    Our first ever Horse Boy Method workshop in Norway took place on 1 and 2 September 2018 in Fåvang. The workshop was hosted by our Horse Boy practitioner Emma Helleman at her magical care farm Mattisborgen IPT Gård. She did an amazing job at preparing her farm and horses, Alex and Tindra, for the 6 participants in the workshop.

  • Ru's Weekly Autism Tip: Create an Environment Within an Environment

    So we know that nature and freedom of movement are key when working with neurological difference as most of these excellent people can be shut down by man made industrial sensory triggers and are kinetic learners.We also need a 'yes' environment to encourage communication.

  • Ru's weekly Autism Tip: Remember what Autism actually means

    Many of us use the word every day but what does the word 'autism' mean?

  • Ru's Weekly Autism Tip: Stimming is Good

    At the very start of my autism adventure I noticed that the therapists working with Scub put a lot of pressure on him to not stim and to emulate 'socially appropriate' words and gestures. It didn't work and caused Scub no end of distress and suffering.

  • Ru's Weekly Autism Tip: Stimming is Good

    At the very start of my autism adventure I noticed that the therapists working with Scub put a lot of pressure on him to not stim and to emulate 'socially appropriate' words and gestures. It didn't work and caused Scub no end of distress and suffering.

  • The art of joyful exploration

    John Medina, a world class molecular biologist writes in his bestselling book ‘Brain Rules’ that if we look back at our evolutionary history we will see that the human brain evolved to (1) solve problems (2) related to survival (3) in an unstable outdoor environment, and (4) to do so in nearly constant motion.

  • The power of humor

    We have a rule here at Horse Boy. If the child you are working with has not laughed in the last five minutes it's time to do a silly dance, fart or make up a ridiculous song. Why? Because laughter promotes communication, trust, attention and above all oxytocin.