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The Horse Boy Foundation seeks to bring children on the autism spectrum together with horses, animals and nature. Nature and non man-made enviornments, along with hippotherapy and therapeutic riding, ameliorates the symptoms of sensory, psychological... Read more
The Horse BoyFoundation seeks to bring children on the autism spectrum together with horses, animals and nature.
Nature and non man-made enviornments, along with hippotherapy and therapeutic riding, ameliorates the symptoms of sensory, psychological and neurological conditions and allows children suffering from these conditions to learn.
The Horse BoyFoundation operates its own therapy center, the New Trails Center in central Texas, just outside of Austin, the state capital, and specialises in serving urban children who dont normally have access to horses and nature.
The foundation also awards grants to other centers and organisations or individuals pursuing similar goals, runs camps (Horse Boy camps), in the USA and abroad, and also helps indigenous communities in other countries that offer traditional healing to children with neuro-psychiatric conditions.
The Horse BoyFoundation is run by Rupert Isaacson and his wife, Dr. Kristin Neff, and was inspired by the book and film - The Horse Boy - that tells the story of the Isaacson's discovery of healing for their autistic son Rowan, through the use of horses and traditional healing techniques.