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PRESS RELEASE: the Horse Boy Method, autism specific therapeutic techniques, using horses to address sensory issues and promote direct communication. Rupert Isaacson, author of the international bestseller ‘The Horse Boy’ and producer of the highly acclaimed movie of the same title, has now made available the techniques that helped his son Rowan to speak and communicate directly with the exterior world.

The techniques honed over seven years can be learned by anyone with a horse back ground. The techniques include how to ride with the child at walk, trot and canter in a way that promotes direct communication; sensory work; academics on horseback; trick work (again fantastic for communication); teaching through play; creating the best equine environment for autistic children and the use of collected movements, and long lining.

Rupert Isaacson and his team have been giving two day trainings and one day demos all over North America and Europe during this past year. We are now working closely with Riding for the Disabled (RDA) in the UK and the team is doing an increasing number of trainings at NAHRA and CANTRA affiliated centers in North America.

Rupert Isaacson and his team also offer two days trainings at the New Trails Center in Elgin, near Austin Texas, where the original Horse Boy story began, using Betsy, the horse that famously taught Isaacson’s three year old son Rowan to speak, as well as other horses fully trained in Horse Boy Method.

To come to Texas for a training or to book a training or demo at your barn, please contact Iliane Lorenz at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to partnering with you soon

Rupert and the team

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Yes of course. In 2017 I completed the Horse Boy 1 course, but didn't complete the video portion because we lost our stables and I couldn't find a...

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Hoi allemaal!

Mijn naam is Minne en ik heb me net ingeschreven voor HBM1! Ik werk grotendeels in het jaar in Shanghai, China op een manege waar ik...
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Carola Beekman Hoi Minne! Bedankt voor het voostellen! 1 week ago
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ellen schuringa Hoi Minne en welkom! Veel plezier en succes met HBM1... 7 days ago
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rupert yes well done minne and welcome! 3 days ago
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My name is Minne, I'm Dutch but living and working in Shanghai, China for some time of the year. I've just signed up for HBM1 and I...
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Carola Beekman Great to see you here Minne, it was so nice to meet you! 1 week ago
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iliane Welcoem Minne, nice to have you! would be fantastic to get something in China going 7 days ago
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Brimbach Hi Minne, we were just in Japan to give some Horse Boy and Movement Method trainings and will go back in the fall...great to have you here, and out... Show more 3 days ago
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