How Do You Mix Classical Dressage, Neuroscience and Fart Humor to Reach Kids on the Autism Spectrum?

It’s simple if you ask Rupert Issaacson originator of the Horse Boy phenomenon – “you just let the children take you on an adventure.” Rupert, with his rockstar hair and his Hollywood smile and upper caste British accent throughly delights with a boyish grin and self described “potty mouth.” He held rapt a group of …

Horse Boy Method Training at Cadence Farm, Sonoma on Jan 5th & 6th, 2020

For  years Rupert and Rowan shared the saddle together on a horse named Betsy. The story of  Rowan opening  to the outside world through Betsy is told in the bestselling book and award winning film “The Horse Boy“. With Rowan’s success,  Rupert started working with other children on the spectrum to see if what  worked with Rowan …

Intro to Horse Boy Method Workshop June 14 &15 Cadence Farm, Sonoma CA

For  years Rupert and Rowan shared the saddle together on a horse named Betsy. The story of  Rowan opening  to the outside world through Betsy is told in the bestselling book and award winning film “The Horse Boy“. With Rowan’s success,  Rupert started working with other children on the spectrum to see if what  worked with Rowan …

Respect the Struggles, Honor the Strengths – The True Nature of Teaching

“Sit well Joell” Heeding these words, – a difficult move suddenly becomes easy and I feel elegant, organized and – able.  There were no technical fixes in the instruction – more importantly, there is an assumption that my teacher assumes  I am capable. She could have said: “Don’t slouch” “You are collapsing in your ribcage …

Intro to Horse Boy Method Workshop April 1&2

For  years Rupert and Rowan shared the saddle together on a horse named Betsy. The story of  Rowan opening  to the outside world through Betsy is told in the bestselling book and award winning film “The Horse Boy“. With Rowan’s success,  Rupert started working with other children on the spectrum to see if what  worked with Rowan …

Changes

“……turn and face the strain.” David Bowie This week we hosted our gathering we call Salon.  We talked about Change.  We had the chance to talk about how fear of change balances with excitement about change and how trepidation and excitement are so closely linked and how we are better able to manage our fear …