The Long Ride Home

The Long Ride Home

The Extraordinary Journey of Healing That Changed A Child's Life

Book - 2014
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When his son Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert Isaacson feared he might never communicate with his child. But when he discovered Rowan responded to horses, they travelled to Mongolia - the spiritual home of the horse - where shaman healing hands banished the tantrums, incontinence and the hopeless isolation. However, a year after Rowan's improvement, he started regressing. Only then did Rupert remember the shaman had told him that he and Rowan must make three more healing journeys. Journeying to the bushmen of Namibia and Australia's coastal rainforests and finally to America's Navajo reservation, Rupert discovered new ways of connecting with autistic children using nature, movement and animals. Through the process of healing Rowan and using his Horse Boy Method, he learned to unlock children from the most severe autistic symptoms. The Long Ride Home is the story of Rupert and Rowan's journeys - of incredible love and impossible adventure, that would test their courage and change their lives, and those of the families who joined them, forever. 'Magical, moving, miraculous, remarkable, uplifting.' Daily Mail on The Horse Boy 'Captivating, incredible, an extraordinary journey, an impossible dream.' Daily Telegraph on The Horse
Publisher: London, England :, Penguin Books,, 2014
ISBN: 9780670922284
Branch Call Number: ANF 618.928588 ISA
Characteristics: 320 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, maps ; 20 cm


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Dec 10, 2014

Absolutely fascinating. I very much appreciate the author's open-minded approach to life and his son and all both entail, but also how honest he is about his own short-comings.

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