The Horse Boy: The True Story of a Father's Miraculous Journey to Heal His Son

The Horse Boy: The True Story of a Father's Miraculous Journey to Heal His Son❰Reading❯ ➿ The Horse Boy: The True Story of a Father's Miraculous Journey to Heal His Son Author Rupert Isaacson – Oaklandjobs.co.uk Rupert Isaacson s The Horse Boy is one family s epic journey to rescue their sonRupert and Kirstin Isaacson were heartbroken when they learned that their two year old son Rowan was autistic And with e Boy: The eBook ↠ Rupert Isaacson s The Horse Boy is one family s epic journey to rescue their sonRupert and Kirstin Isaacson were heartbroken when they learned that their two year old son Rowan was autistic And with each passing day, Rowan s growing isolation, his uncontrollable fits, each failed treatment, filled them with despairThen one day Rowan escaped and ran into a field of horses Rupert watched in horror but saw a miracle occur The horses responded The Horse MOBI :¼ lovingly to Rowan and he to them Could Rowan s affinity with these animals save their son from his condition The Isaacsons left their home in Texas and travelled to the plains and mountains of Mongolia the spiritual home of the horse risking everything their happiness, future and sanity on an arduous epic horseback journey in search of a cure for Rowan An elegant, affecting narrativea triumph of the human spirit Daily Telegraph Captivating, incredible, a Horse Boy: The Kindle Ö magical journey, an impossible dream Telegraph Weekend It is probably only once in a critical lifetime that one will be moved almost to tears by such an account the excellence of his writing creates an elegant, affecting narrative a triumph of the human spirit Telegraph Magical, miraculous, uplifting Daily MailRupert Isaacson is British but lives with his family in Texas, USA He is an ex professional horse trainer and founding director of the Indigenous Land Rights Fund He is the author ofThe Healing Land A Kalahari Journey and his journalism and travel writing has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, Esquire, National Geographic, Independent on Sunday, Conde Nast Traveller, Daily Mail and The Field. I m an existentialist, a pragmatist and look askance at those who believe in any form of magic, spells or influence on the here and now by muttering mumbo jumbo, whether from an obeah man, a shaman, priest or rabbi Which isn t to say I don t enjoy the ritual and hopefully, accompanying feast But still, I was touched by this man and the extremes he would go to try and heal his severely autistic son It relied on having a lot of money and a mostly compliant wife and very much being a hands on fa I m an existentialist, a pragmatist and look askance at those who believe in any form of magic, spells or influence on the here and now by muttering mumbo jumbo, whether from an obeah man, a shaman, priest or rabbi Which isn t to say I don t enjoy the ritual and hopefully, accompanying feast But still, I was touched by this man and the extremes he would go to try and heal his severely autistic son It relied on having a lot of money and a mostly compliant wife and very much being a hands on father to his untoilet trained son He went to the ends of the earth, to the high summer plains in Mongolia paying for guides and their families, vehicles, horses, shamans and ceremonies all for his son And his son made gains, if not towards normality, at least towards socialisation Using the toilet, making friends with other children and learning a skill like riding were great achievements.The author, who is the little boy s father, has no idea if it was the shamanistic ceremonies that brought about these happy changes or if it was a fortuitious by product of such an amazing experience as the summer in Mongolia He comes downon the side of the healing was the little boy s connection with animals, specifically horses Well he would say that, he s been involved in horses all his life Proof of that is that on his return to Texas he didn t open a centre for Mongolian Shamanism to help autistic children, but Horseboy Foundation, which uses movement and horses as therapy His little boy Rowan has been homeschooled on the back of a horse, maths, English, everything taught whilst up in the saddle It would take a hard person not to like this lovely man and the great love he has not just for his own child, but for all children similarly afflicted and how he wants to help them all.I really enjoyed the book Rupert Isaacson can write I ve just ordered The Healing Land The Bushmen and the Kalahari Desert I m looking forward to reading it, I already know a little about this area from The Old Way A Story of the First People It s really great isn t it how a good writer can lead you into their other books even the subject matter isn t related, you just like how they write what they want to say Unbelievable Disgusting Annoying Breathtaking Gripping Soul searching Intense Amazing Curious Disappointing All words I could use to describe this book I have a real love hate relationship with this book In the beginning, it didn t hold my interest very well and I couldn t wait to get it over with As I continued to read about the adventure in Mongolia I was so riveted I could barely put it down for wanting to know the outcome Only to be disappointed at the end when the final Shaman Unbelievable Disgusting Annoying Breathtaking Gripping Soul searching Intense Amazing Curious Disappointing All words I could use to describe this book I have a real love hate relationship with this book In the beginning, it didn t hold my interest very well and I couldn t wait to get it over with As I continued to read about the adventure in Mongolia I was so riveted I could barely put it down for wanting to know the outcome Only to be disappointed at the end when the final Shaman didn t shed any light on what he saw or what his vision was in regard to what the roots of Rowan s afflictions were and how what he saw would help, just that it would The descriptions of the ceremonies and rituals were so graphic I could barely stand to read about them In the end, I am so happy for the family that Rowan and his family were healed from the experience Not to take anything away from them and their experience, but many families have children who suffer from Autism and have no funds or guidance or contacts to help them get the help they need in these cases I find it so sad that these lost souls have no recourse but to be saddled with their afflictions and not to be able to fly free with their wonderful personalities and talents and share with us their special gifts Can I recommend this book I don t know I don t feel that everyone would benefit from reading about this, it is a very unconventional and for most unthinkable treatment path to seek However, some of the proceeds from this book go to the school camp the author has established for treatment and therapy with horses for Autistic children, which I support whole heartedly I just finished the book Marvelous read A remarkable story of a family s journey and a remarkable healing It was a joy to read I ve heard it said that we re never tested beyond our ability to deal with the tests we re given I don t think I would have been able to deal with the sorts of challenges that the Isaacson s had to deal with I loved the author s summary at the end Very valuable for me to frame this mysterious disorder In the esoteric lore it reads that advanced souls will be bo I just finished the book Marvelous read A remarkable story of a family s journey and a remarkable healing It was a joy to read I ve heard it said that we re never tested beyond our ability to deal with the tests we re given I don t think I would have been able to deal with the sorts of challenges that the Isaacson s had to deal with I loved the author s summary at the end Very valuable for me to frame this mysterious disorder In the esoteric lore it reads that advanced souls will be born into a trying time on earth to help the earth mankind into the next level Perhaps these gifted and interesting souls are among the helpers There were so many things I loved about the bookespecially the author s description of the beautiful countryside that they passed through For that reason, I started streaming the Netflix movie last night but only got 1 3 through saving it for later when it wasn t so late The book though is always better I ll look forward to watching the rest of the movie I highly recommend this book The first thing I need to say is that the author at times says things which have me uncomfortable He seems very self entitled For example, throughout the book he ll focus on the physical characteristics of women such as their body size and general attractiveness , while constrastly defining men as either wise, strong, or silly boys Perceive that as you may.Anyway, as a person who has experience working with adults with developmental disabilities, I did find the beginning sections to be helpf The first thing I need to say is that the author at times says things which have me uncomfortable He seems very self entitled For example, throughout the book he ll focus on the physical characteristics of women such as their body size and general attractiveness , while constrastly defining men as either wise, strong, or silly boys Perceive that as you may.Anyway, as a person who has experience working with adults with developmental disabilities, I did find the beginning sections to be helpful at further understanding the experience of extreme sensitivities, among other things, and subsequently how to better assist them be as independent as possible.But eventually, the story took a turn for the repetitive The dialogue is boring There really isn t a need to repeat dialogue like Ok , or repeat each time his son gets upset in some way Even though the latter issue might be effective at drawing an understanding of this kind of life, it is not an effective narrative.I did like the interactions with shamanism I respect much of the practice, and have a new interest in it as a person with druidic tendencies But I could never really afford a journey like what they had so where to learn the practices Anyway, overall I learned some, but eventually I got pretty bored and annoyed with the objectification and repetition The ending was nice I wasn t sure if I d like this story, since Rupert Isaacson is the main character, the author, AND the narrator But it s very well done.My heart broke for Rupert, his wife, and their severely autistic son, as they just tried to survive day to day, and find the extra energy to try different treatments, therapies, supplementsanything that might help.Who would have thought that a trip to Mongolia way out of their regular routine would not only be possible, but would actually help bring heal I wasn t sure if I d like this story, since Rupert Isaacson is the main character, the author, AND the narrator But it s very well done.My heart broke for Rupert, his wife, and their severely autistic son, as they just tried to survive day to day, and find the extra energy to try different treatments, therapies, supplementsanything that might help.Who would have thought that a trip to Mongolia way out of their regular routine would not only be possible, but would actually help bring healing I don t honestly know what I believe about faith healing, or really how it works, or if it is partly explainable via natural means, and I m not sure entirely what I think about the shamans that they traveled to see over in Mongolia, but I do believe the shamans were attempting to help out of love, and love has its own power.Whatever the case, Rupert and his wife took an enormous, incalculable risk, and in doing so, found what they and their son so desperately needed healing and hope.This is an amazing story, and beautifully told He s a good writer, he writes well and I was interested enough to read and see the book to the end But to me he came across as arrogant, and what he calls science doesn t really follow the scientific method for example he says something I think he attributes to his wife like if rises in autism could be attributed to autism being diagnosedfrequently, we d see a decline in other forms of developmental disorder which is pretty much NOT a scientific argument as it assumes autism was being He s a good writer, he writes well and I was interested enough to read and see the book to the end But to me he came across as arrogant, and what he calls science doesn t really follow the scientific method for example he says something I think he attributes to his wife like if rises in autism could be attributed to autism being diagnosedfrequently, we d see a decline in other forms of developmental disorder which is pretty much NOT a scientific argument as it assumes autism was being diagnosed at all versus people just being called eccentric or different but not being diagnosed.The book is really full of bad science, which was a barrier for me to any credibility This is a memoir chronicling a family s ongoing struggle to raise an autistic son It follows the journey they take to Mongolia in the hopes of healing him It is beautifully written and very moving I highly recommend both reading the book and watching the DVD by the same name as they complement each other Kassandra V. How far would you go to heal your child This book is not amazingly written and a journey of that kind doesn t have to be necessary for everyone with a child with special needs But it was necessary for the Isaacson family and that is all that matters here We all have our mountains to climb and our journeys to make, each in our own way to reach our goals But in the end, it will be the same for all of us WE CAN MAKE IT We can somehow be happy, despite the anger and the hurt and all the prejudi How far would you go to heal your child This book is not amazingly written and a journey of that kind doesn t have to be necessary for everyone with a child with special needs But it was necessary for the Isaacson family and that is all that matters here We all have our mountains to climb and our journeys to make, each in our own way to reach our goals But in the end, it will be the same for all of us WE CAN MAKE IT We can somehow be happy, despite the anger and the hurt and all the prejudice thrown at us for having a child with special needs, we can somehow rise above it and find our own way not to a cure, because that may not be possible, but to a little healing and a way to smile again It may take a lot of risk and a lot of work it may even take an epic horseback journey, but we can all get there someday This is the message this story is sending and this is why it s absolutely worth reading Hallelujah Hunter S Thompson is dead but his resurrected soul marches on in the person of Rupert Isaacson Rupert Isaacson describes himself as being a borderline alcoholic with a son who is borderline on the autistic spectrum Like most parents of autistic children, the Isaacsons were constantly confronted by a plethora of rogues and impostors pitching to them phony cures Like most parents, they were bitter whenever they fell for what in hind sight appeared as a very obvious scam.Living in T Hallelujah Hunter S Thompson is dead but his resurrected soul marches on in the person of Rupert Isaacson Rupert Isaacson describes himself as being a borderline alcoholic with a son who is borderline on the autistic spectrum Like most parents of autistic children, the Isaacsons were constantly confronted by a plethora of rogues and impostors pitching to them phony cures Like most parents, they were bitter whenever they fell for what in hind sight appeared as a very obvious scam.Living in Texas, the Isaacsons encountered horses on a regular basis and noticed that their son perked up whenever he was on a horse Rather than buy a horse for 500 which can be done in Texas and which I would do if I lived there, Isaacson decides to becoming one of the hucksters peddling an autism cure He gets the financing for movie that will like Mongolian shamanism and horses with a treatment for Autism He and this wife then set of for the deserts of Mongolia like Hunter S Thompson and his attorney in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.The result is as a funny as Hunter S Thompson s drug filled spree in Nevada Isaacson and his wife are delighted when a Mongolian shaman orders his wife to douche herself with home made vodka At that point the story kicks into overdrive.The Horse Boy is great fun Pretend that you are once again an undergraduate arts student hoping to one day be a Gonza journalist Read the book When you are done, get back to doing the language exercises prescribed by the Speech Pathologists.On the weekend you can spend 40 and go on a 2 hour trail ride with your child if you are living in Canada or the US I certainly have found that my autistic kids love trail riding Just do not spendmoney on this hobby that you would if your kids were neurotypical.Autistic kids you see like horseback riding for the same reason that they like skiing They can progress at their own speed and their peers do not get angry with them for hurting the team My kids can now ski diamond runs on Ontario ski hills not to be confused with diamond runs on Alberta hills They have always enjoyed themselves.Parents, please remember that individual sports are the way to go with autistic children They always enjoy them You know when you are at Costco, and just before checking out, you peruse the book aisle, spontaneously pick one out, and then hope it s magic Well, this book was very interesting shamans, autism, and a couple so completely unlike me that I had to learn from them I enjoyed the passion of the father, and I celebrated with him in the small successes His writing is terrible I also don t think his motives were pure Maybe I d do the same thing in a desperate situation try to make the most of i You know when you are at Costco, and just before checking out, you peruse the book aisle, spontaneously pick one out, and then hope it s magic Well, this book was very interesting shamans, autism, and a couple so completely unlike me that I had to learn from them I enjoyed the passion of the father, and I celebrated with him in the small successes His writing is terrible I also don t think his motives were pure Maybe I d do the same thing in a desperate situation try to make the most of it by at least making some money along the difficult road I rarely picked this book up for excitement to read the next chapter it was mostly to finish

The Horse Boy: The True Story of a Father's Miraculous
    This guide aims to show you how to download isolation, his uncontrollable fits, each failed treatment, filled them with despairThen one day Rowan escaped and ran into a field of horses Rupert watched in horror but saw a miracle occur The horses responded The Horse MOBI :¼ lovingly to Rowan and he to them Could Rowan s affinity with these animals save their son from his condition The Isaacsons left their home in Texas and travelled to the plains and mountains of Mongolia the spiritual home of the horse risking everything their happiness, future and sanity on an arduous epic horseback journey in search of a cure for Rowan An elegant, affecting narrativea triumph of the human spirit Daily Telegraph Captivating, incredible, a Horse Boy: The Kindle Ö magical journey, an impossible dream Telegraph Weekend It is probably only once in a critical lifetime that one will be moved almost to tears by such an account the excellence of his writing creates an elegant, affecting narrative a triumph of the human spirit Telegraph Magical, miraculous, uplifting Daily MailRupert Isaacson is British but lives with his family in Texas, USA He is an ex professional horse trainer and founding director of the Indigenous Land Rights Fund He is the author ofThe Healing Land A Kalahari Journey and his journalism and travel writing has appeared in the Daily Telegraph, Esquire, National Geographic, Independent on Sunday, Conde Nast Traveller, Daily Mail and The Field. I m an existentialist, a pragmatist and look askance at those who believe in any form of magic, spells or influence on the here and now by muttering mumbo jumbo, whether from an obeah man, a shaman, priest or rabbi Which isn t to say I don t enjoy the ritual and hopefully, accompanying feast But still, I was touched by this man and the extremes he would go to try and heal his severely autistic son It relied on having a lot of money and a mostly compliant wife and very much being a hands on fa I m an existentialist, a pragmatist and look askance at those who believe in any form of magic, spells or influence on the here and now by muttering mumbo jumbo, whether from an obeah man, a shaman, priest or rabbi Which isn t to say I don t enjoy the ritual and hopefully, accompanying feast But still, I was touched by this man and the extremes he would go to try and heal his severely autistic son It relied on having a lot of money and a mostly compliant wife and very much being a hands on father to his untoilet trained son He went to the ends of the earth, to the high summer plains in Mongolia paying for guides and their families, vehicles, horses, shamans and ceremonies all for his son And his son made gains, if not towards normality, at least towards socialisation Using the toilet, making friends with other children and learning a skill like riding were great achievements.The author, who is the little boy s father, has no idea if it was the shamanistic ceremonies that brought about these happy changes or if it was a fortuitious by product of such an amazing experience as the summer in Mongolia He comes downon the side of the healing was the little boy s connection with animals, specifically horses Well he would say that, he s been involved in horses all his life Proof of that is that on his return to Texas he didn t open a centre for Mongolian Shamanism to help autistic children, but Horseboy Foundation, which uses movement and horses as therapy His little boy Rowan has been homeschooled on the back of a horse, maths, English, everything taught whilst up in the saddle It would take a hard person not to like this lovely man and the great love he has not just for his own child, but for all children similarly afflicted and how he wants to help them all.I really enjoyed the book Rupert Isaacson can write I ve just ordered The Healing Land The Bushmen and the Kalahari Desert I m looking forward to reading it, I already know a little about this area from The Old Way A Story of the First People It s really great isn t it how a good writer can lead you into their other books even the subject matter isn t related, you just like how they write what they want to say Unbelievable Disgusting Annoying Breathtaking Gripping Soul searching Intense Amazing Curious Disappointing All words I could use to describe this book I have a real love hate relationship with this book In the beginning, it didn t hold my interest very well and I couldn t wait to get it over with As I continued to read about the adventure in Mongolia I was so riveted I could barely put it down for wanting to know the outcome Only to be disappointed at the end when the final Shaman Unbelievable Disgusting Annoying Breathtaking Gripping Soul searching Intense Amazing Curious Disappointing All words I could use to describe this book I have a real love hate relationship with this book In the beginning, it didn t hold my interest very well and I couldn t wait to get it over with As I continued to read about the adventure in Mongolia I was so riveted I could barely put it down for wanting to know the outcome Only to be disappointed at the end when the final Shaman didn t shed any light on what he saw or what his vision was in regard to what the roots of Rowan s afflictions were and how what he saw would help, just that it would The descriptions of the ceremonies and rituals were so graphic I could barely stand to read about them In the end, I am so happy for the family that Rowan and his family were healed from the experience Not to take anything away from them and their experience, but many families have children who suffer from Autism and have no funds or guidance or contacts to help them get the help they need in these cases I find it so sad that these lost souls have no recourse but to be saddled with their afflictions and not to be able to fly free with their wonderful personalities and talents and share with us their special gifts Can I recommend this book I don t know I don t feel that everyone would benefit from reading about this, it is a very unconventional and for most unthinkable treatment path to seek However, some of the proceeds from this book go to the school camp the author has established for treatment and therapy with horses for Autistic children, which I support whole heartedly I just finished the book Marvelous read A remarkable story of a family s journey and a remarkable healing It was a joy to read I ve heard it said that we re never tested beyond our ability to deal with the tests we re given I don t think I would have been able to deal with the sorts of challenges that the Isaacson s had to deal with I loved the author s summary at the end Very valuable for me to frame this mysterious disorder In the esoteric lore it reads that advanced souls will be bo I just finished the book Marvelous read A remarkable story of a family s journey and a remarkable healing It was a joy to read I ve heard it said that we re never tested beyond our ability to deal with the tests we re given I don t think I would have been able to deal with the sorts of challenges that the Isaacson s had to deal with I loved the author s summary at the end Very valuable for me to frame this mysterious disorder In the esoteric lore it reads that advanced souls will be born into a trying time on earth to help the earth mankind into the next level Perhaps these gifted and interesting souls are among the helpers There were so many things I loved about the bookespecially the author s description of the beautiful countryside that they passed through For that reason, I started streaming the Netflix movie last night but only got 1 3 through saving it for later when it wasn t so late The book though is always better I ll look forward to watching the rest of the movie I highly recommend this book The first thing I need to say is that the author at times says things which have me uncomfortable He seems very self entitled For example, throughout the book he ll focus on the physical characteristics of women such as their body size and general attractiveness , while constrastly defining men as either wise, strong, or silly boys Perceive that as you may.Anyway, as a person who has experience working with adults with developmental disabilities, I did find the beginning sections to be helpf The first thing I need to say is that the author at times says things which have me uncomfortable He seems very self entitled For example, throughout the book he ll focus on the physical characteristics of women such as their body size and general attractiveness , while constrastly defining men as either wise, strong, or silly boys Perceive that as you may.Anyway, as a person who has experience working with adults with developmental disabilities, I did find the beginning sections to be helpful at further understanding the experience of extreme sensitivities, among other things, and subsequently how to better assist them be as independent as possible.But eventually, the story took a turn for the repetitive The dialogue is boring There really isn t a need to repeat dialogue like Ok , or repeat each time his son gets upset in some way Even though the latter issue might be effective at drawing an understanding of this kind of life, it is not an effective narrative.I did like the interactions with shamanism I respect much of the practice, and have a new interest in it as a person with druidic tendencies But I could never really afford a journey like what they had so where to learn the practices Anyway, overall I learned some, but eventually I got pretty bored and annoyed with the objectification and repetition The ending was nice I wasn t sure if I d like this story, since Rupert Isaacson is the main character, the author, AND the narrator But it s very well done.My heart broke for Rupert, his wife, and their severely autistic son, as they just tried to survive day to day, and find the extra energy to try different treatments, therapies, supplementsanything that might help.Who would have thought that a trip to Mongolia way out of their regular routine would not only be possible, but would actually help bring heal I wasn t sure if I d like this story, since Rupert Isaacson is the main character, the author, AND the narrator But it s very well done.My heart broke for Rupert, his wife, and their severely autistic son, as they just tried to survive day to day, and find the extra energy to try different treatments, therapies, supplementsanything that might help.Who would have thought that a trip to Mongolia way out of their regular routine would not only be possible, but would actually help bring healing I don t honestly know what I believe about faith healing, or really how it works, or if it is partly explainable via natural means, and I m not sure entirely what I think about the shamans that they traveled to see over in Mongolia, but I do believe the shamans were attempting to help out of love, and love has its own power.Whatever the case, Rupert and his wife took an enormous, incalculable risk, and in doing so, found what they and their son so desperately needed healing and hope.This is an amazing story, and beautifully told He s a good writer, he writes well and I was interested enough to read and see the book to the end But to me he came across as arrogant, and what he calls science doesn t really follow the scientific method for example he says something I think he attributes to his wife like if rises in autism could be attributed to autism being diagnosedfrequently, we d see a decline in other forms of developmental disorder which is pretty much NOT a scientific argument as it assumes autism was being He s a good writer, he writes well and I was interested enough to read and see the book to the end But to me he came across as arrogant, and what he calls science doesn t really follow the scientific method for example he says something I think he attributes to his wife like if rises in autism could be attributed to autism being diagnosedfrequently, we d see a decline in other forms of developmental disorder which is pretty much NOT a scientific argument as it assumes autism was being diagnosed at all versus people just being called eccentric or different but not being diagnosed.The book is really full of bad science, which was a barrier for me to any credibility This is a memoir chronicling a family s ongoing struggle to raise an autistic son It follows the journey they take to Mongolia in the hopes of healing him It is beautifully written and very moving I highly recommend both reading the book and watching the DVD by the same name as they complement each other Kassandra V. How far would you go to heal your child This book is not amazingly written and a journey of that kind doesn t have to be necessary for everyone with a child with special needs But it was necessary for the Isaacson family and that is all that matters here We all have our mountains to climb and our journeys to make, each in our own way to reach our goals But in the end, it will be the same for all of us WE CAN MAKE IT We can somehow be happy, despite the anger and the hurt and all the prejudi How far would you go to heal your child This book is not amazingly written and a journey of that kind doesn t have to be necessary for everyone with a child with special needs But it was necessary for the Isaacson family and that is all that matters here We all have our mountains to climb and our journeys to make, each in our own way to reach our goals But in the end, it will be the same for all of us WE CAN MAKE IT We can somehow be happy, despite the anger and the hurt and all the prejudice thrown at us for having a child with special needs, we can somehow rise above it and find our own way not to a cure, because that may not be possible, but to a little healing and a way to smile again It may take a lot of risk and a lot of work it may even take an epic horseback journey, but we can all get there someday This is the message this story is sending and this is why it s absolutely worth reading Hallelujah Hunter S Thompson is dead but his resurrected soul marches on in the person of Rupert Isaacson Rupert Isaacson describes himself as being a borderline alcoholic with a son who is borderline on the autistic spectrum Like most parents of autistic children, the Isaacsons were constantly confronted by a plethora of rogues and impostors pitching to them phony cures Like most parents, they were bitter whenever they fell for what in hind sight appeared as a very obvious scam.Living in T Hallelujah Hunter S Thompson is dead but his resurrected soul marches on in the person of Rupert Isaacson Rupert Isaacson describes himself as being a borderline alcoholic with a son who is borderline on the autistic spectrum Like most parents of autistic children, the Isaacsons were constantly confronted by a plethora of rogues and impostors pitching to them phony cures Like most parents, they were bitter whenever they fell for what in hind sight appeared as a very obvious scam.Living in Texas, the Isaacsons encountered horses on a regular basis and noticed that their son perked up whenever he was on a horse Rather than buy a horse for 500 which can be done in Texas and which I would do if I lived there, Isaacson decides to becoming one of the hucksters peddling an autism cure He gets the financing for movie that will like Mongolian shamanism and horses with a treatment for Autism He and this wife then set of for the deserts of Mongolia like Hunter S Thompson and his attorney in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.The result is as a funny as Hunter S Thompson s drug filled spree in Nevada Isaacson and his wife are delighted when a Mongolian shaman orders his wife to douche herself with home made vodka At that point the story kicks into overdrive.The Horse Boy is great fun Pretend that you are once again an undergraduate arts student hoping to one day be a Gonza journalist Read the book When you are done, get back to doing the language exercises prescribed by the Speech Pathologists.On the weekend you can spend 40 and go on a 2 hour trail ride with your child if you are living in Canada or the US I certainly have found that my autistic kids love trail riding Just do not spendmoney on this hobby that you would if your kids were neurotypical.Autistic kids you see like horseback riding for the same reason that they like skiing They can progress at their own speed and their peers do not get angry with them for hurting the team My kids can now ski diamond runs on Ontario ski hills not to be confused with diamond runs on Alberta hills They have always enjoyed themselves.Parents, please remember that individual sports are the way to go with autistic children They always enjoy them You know when you are at Costco, and just before checking out, you peruse the book aisle, spontaneously pick one out, and then hope it s magic Well, this book was very interesting shamans, autism, and a couple so completely unlike me that I had to learn from them I enjoyed the passion of the father, and I celebrated with him in the small successes His writing is terrible I also don t think his motives were pure Maybe I d do the same thing in a desperate situation try to make the most of i You know when you are at Costco, and just before checking out, you peruse the book aisle, spontaneously pick one out, and then hope it s magic Well, this book was very interesting shamans, autism, and a couple so completely unlike me that I had to learn from them I enjoyed the passion of the father, and I celebrated with him in the small successes His writing is terrible I also don t think his motives were pure Maybe I d do the same thing in a desperate situation try to make the most of it by at least making some money along the difficult road I rarely picked this book up for excitement to read the next chapter it was mostly to finish "/>
  • Paperback
  • 322 pages
  • The Horse Boy: The True Story of a Father's Miraculous Journey to Heal His Son
  • Rupert Isaacson
  • English
  • 09 July 2019
  • 0141033630