The Horse Boy
In 2004, when his son, Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson, a lifelong horseman, was devastated. Although Rupert and his wife tried many conventional therapies and medicines with Rowan, nothing seemed to help him connect with the world around him – except riding horses.
Sitting on top of a horse, Rowan’s flailing and shouting ceased and his ability to engage in true back-and-forth conversation slowly developed. From the world of Mongolian shamans to the mysterious world of autism Rupert Isaacson put together a beautiful documentary and book, The Horse Boy, that shares with viewers/readers some of the remarkable progress that Rowan has made.