Horse Boy Method has certified Practitioners in over 20 countries around the world. Our Practitioners offer individualized one on one Sessions for children on the autism spectrum and people with other neuro-psychiatric conditions, they also offer multi-family therapy sessions - which we call Playdates, so as not to alienate a child, who is already worn down by too much therapy, multi-day overnight camps in which families find real healing and lasting change. 

Disclaimer: Please note that all Horse Boy Services listed below, other than those that take place at our headquarters in Elgin, TX, are offered by certified, independent Practitioners. Independent Practitioners go through a rigorous training process and are required to keep up to date on continuous education however Horse Boy does not warrant or guarantee services rendered at any of the listed facilities. Only Independent Practitioners listed on our website are certified to provide Horse Boy Services.

Individualized Sessions

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These are private one family sessions tailored to the needs and interests of the specific child and family. The length of the session and services on offer are up to the discretion of the independent Practitioner but may include back-riding, long-lining, tricks, sensory work, small animal petting zoo, educational games and activities, all designed to neutralize the cell-danger response in the brain, open up the learning receptors of the brain, and promote neuro trophic effect (the brain starting to train itself into functionality). Click here to find an independent practitioner near you who offers sessions applying Horse Boy Method. 

Playdates

A multi-family Playdate (remember it's a good idea to avoid the word therapy, so as to avoid unnecessary resistance on the part of the child) is typically longer than a session and is shared with one or more other families. The length of the Playdates and services on offer are up to the discretion of the Independent Practitioner but may include back-riding, long-lining, tricks, sensory work, small animal petting zoo, arts and crafts or educational games and activities. Please note that a Playdate is for the whole family and siblings are not only welcome but encouraged to come and participate. Again, the objective is to calm the cell danger response, open up the brain for learning, and create neuro trophic effect. Click here to find an independent practitioner near you who offers Playdates applying Horse Boy Method. (LINK)

Overnight Family Camps

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A Horse Boy Camp is an overnight milty-day experience for the whole family to enjoy. Again, the cell-danger response is switched off, the brains learning receptors are switched on, and neuro trophic effect ensues. Because there are several days for this process to unfold during a camp, one often sees great change during these multi-day experiences. The goal is to create a natural, stress-free, relaxed environment where autism families can spend time with one another. The length of the camp, accommodation options and specific activities on offer are up to discretion of the Independent Practitioner but all camps are for the whole family and will involve daily opportunities to ride and spend time with horses. Click here for an internal research report on the child and family outcomes of attending a Horse Boy Camp. Click here to find an independent practitioner near you who offers camps applying Horse Boy Method.

Surf Camps

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Horse Boy Surf Camps are currently offered in partnership with our Practitioner Joell Dunlap in Half Moon Bay, California and Waves of Impact. California.

 

Families visiting the New Trails Center in Texas

Although our online courses for famlies and our many Practitioners dotted around the world make coming all the way to Texas more a matter of choice than of necessity, none the less some families do choose to book in for intensive Family Weeks at our Texas headquarters near Austin where we have guesthouse on site that is very autism family friendly. You can find more information on how to get here and where to stay on this page.

If you choose to come to us or are local to the Central Texas area here is what we offer:

Individualized Sessions

During the week families can book Individualized Sessions at New Trails. Although our weekend mulit family Playdates are free of charge to local families, these individulized sessions require much greater staffing and are charged at the rate of $75/h.

Playdates

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If you live in the Central Texas area then you are eligible to apply to attend weekly Playdates. Playdates take place on a Friday and Saturday and families are welcome to stay for up to two hours. There are typically one or two families per playdate. During this time there will be a number of activities on offer which may include arts and crafts, a small animal petting zoo, educational games and of course horse related activities. Siblings are not only welcome but encouraged to come and take part in all activities. Please note that subject to approval playdates are offered free of charge to Central Texas families. Playdates are only available to families with a child on the autism spectrum under the age of 12. If you have an older child then please ask us about our teenager and young adult groups. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information. Our Playdates are also open to families not local to Central Texas. For these families a $75/h charge applies. 

Camps

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Camps take place in the beautiful Texas Hill Country, 45 minutes west of Austin. Each camp lasts for 3 days/2 nights and aims to provide a natural, stress free relaxed environment where autism families can spend time with another. Accommodation is provided in tents or for an additional cost a treehouse and the cost of the camp also includes food, private use of the facility (which boasts a full kitchen, bathroom and shower blocks, an adventure playground and miles of beautiful hiking trails), a guided nature walk, a zip-lining session and all horse activities. The camp is intended for the whole family and siblings are not only welcome but actively encouraged to come and participate in all activities. Horse Boy Camps are available on a first come first served basis to local families and out of town’ers. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information about prices and availability.

Family Week

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A family week consists of a Horse Boy Camp plus the option to add on a maximum of three additional sessions at our main headquarters in Elgin, TX (about 1.5 hours east of where the camp takes place and 45 minutes east of Austin airport). Each additional session lasts for up to three hours. Accommodation is provided during the camp not for the duration of the additional sessions, however we do have a guesthouse that families can book. We suggest for families to come for at least 3-4 sessions a week and for each session to be 2-3h long. A fee of $75/h applys. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further information.

If you are not from the Central Texas area and are looking for a service more local to you then please click here to to access our list of trained Independent Horse Boy Practitioners

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