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 four weeks journeying across the country, much of the time on horseback, seeking out shamans to treat Rowan for his autism.
Rowan arrived in Mongolia incontinent, prone to nerve-shredding tantrums that would last several hours and largely uncommunicative. He returned to the family home in Texas toilet-trained, suffering fewer tantrums, able to communicate spontaneously — and having made his first friend, the son of …
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