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Straightness Training: Introduction to Horse Boy Method (2015)

The Horse Boy Method of Rupert Isaacson is a wonderful, powerful and effective method to bring about better verbal communication with autistic children. Horse boy method is not about teaching children how to ride but to get communication with the autistic child. Autistic children start to open up to the outside world through the horse by being in the saddle. …

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Dressage Today: The Positive Effects of Dressage on Children with Autism (2015)

Learn more about a unique program that uses horses and dressage to help autistic children. It’s an unseasonably cold winter day as I drive the short distance from the airport in Austin, Texas, to Elgin, home of New Trails, headquarters of the Horse Boy Foundation, the Horse Boy Method and the Horse Boy himself, Rowan Isaacson. …

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The Aspen Times: How a father, son and horse tackled autism (2015)

When Rupert Isaacson’s son, Rowan, was diagnosed with autism in 2004 at the age of 4, he and his now-ex-wife, Kristin, were convinced by doctors their son would lack skills in school and society, including a relationship with them as parents. Source: http://www.aspentimes.com/news/how-a-father-son-and-horse-tackled-autism/ Eleven years later, Rowan is able to read, write and do basic algebra. …

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Post Independent: How a father, son and horse tackled autism (2015)

When Rupert Isaacson’s son, Rowan, was diagnosed with autism in 2004 at the age of 4, he and his now-ex-wife, Kristin, were convinced by doctors their son would lack skills in school and society, including a relationship with them as parents. Source: http://www.postindependent.com/news/local/how-a-father-son-and-horse-tackled-autism/ Eleven years later, Rowan is able to read, write and do basic algebra. …

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FOUNDER OF HORSE BOY METHOD IN LIMERICK – Audio (2015)

World famous author and founder of the Horse Boy Foundation Rupert Isaacson is in Limerick to give demonstrations on the power of horses to help people with special needs.  Rupert,  who lives in Texas, developed the Horse Boy Method after he discovered how his autistic son’s behaviour changed around horses. More than 200 people have …

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The Times: The horse and his boy: an autistic child’s journey (June 2014)

Rowan Isaacson’s autism improved whenever he rode his horse Betsy, so his father turned it into a treatment. The last time the world heard from Rupert Isaacson he had returned from Mongolia, having travelled there in 2007 with his wife Kristin and their five-year-old son Rowan. It wasn’t your typical family holiday: the Isaacsons spent …

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Express, UK: How shamans, horses and global adventure gave an autistic boy his voice (June 2014)

ROWAN ISAACSON’s parents were told their son would never communicate – until a remarkable encounter proved the key to ending his silence. Today 12-year-old Rowan Isaacson is confident enough to present a film on his web channel of a trip searching for bears in Transylvania with his author and film-maker father Rupert.  That achievement is …

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