When a child hurts, a parent will do anything to help him. Thus, when Rupert Isaacson found out his son Rowan was autistic in 2004, it was a momentous year. Not only because he discovered the source of his son’s tantrums and non-communication, but also because Rowan met Betsy. A horse.
When child and horse formed a bond, Isaacson got a crazy idea: The path to healing might involve horses and took his son to Mongolia, the first country to domesticate horses nearly 6,000 years ago.
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