"In his deeply personal account, Rupert Isaacson tells the amazing story of his autistic son and his transformation through the healing power of horses.
"In his deeply personal account, Rupert Isaacson tells the amazing story of his autistic son and his transformation through the healing power of horses. From his home in Texas to the wilds of Mongolia, we follow the Isaacson family on an epic journey on horseback - a journey that would test their love, challenge their beliefs and change their lives." -- back cover.
This is an unforgettable story that shows that even in our darkest moments we can discover joy, that healing can arrive in unexpected ways, and that the magical and the mundane can come together to transform our lives.
Author: Rupert Isaacson
Category: Austin (Tex.)
Rupert Isaacson is a Lifelong Horseman Who Dreamed of Sharing his Passion with his son, Rowan. When Rowan was diagnosed with autism, Rupert was devastated-would they ever be able to communicate, much less go for a ride?
A prehistoric survival adventure about a boy and a horse who rescue one another, from the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Apache and Buffalo Soldier.
Author: Tanya Landman
Publisher: Walker Books
A prehistoric survival adventure about a boy and a horse who rescue one another, from the Carnegie Medal-winning author of Apache and Buffalo Soldier. "A boy without a clan was nothing. No one. A boy without a clan was easy prey." Oak, son of the Deer clan chief, hopes that this summer he will finally be allowed to join the hunt and make his father proud of him. But this year is not like other years - the rains have failed, his father has fallen out with the Bear chief, and everyone is mistrustful of the new creatures that have been spotted near their encampment: horses. Then Oak becomes separated from his clan with only a young horse for company, and it seems that surely the worst has happened. But perhaps not all animals are prey. Perhaps Horse can be clan too.
Perhaps you saw the boy and mole on the Comic Relief T-shirt, Love Wins? Here, you will find them together in this book of Charlie's most-loved drawings, adventuring into the Wild and exploring the thoughts and feelings that unite us all.
Author: Charlie Mackesy
Publisher: Random House
A reminder of the most important things in life. A book of hope for uncertain times. Enter the world of Charlie's four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most poignant life lessons. Charlie's first book includes his most-loved illustrations and new ones too. The conversations of the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art classes, hung on hospital walls and turned into tattoos. 'A wonderful work of art and a wonderful window into the human heart' Richard Curtis
In this moving new book from famed horse whisperer Monty Roberts, his beloved horse Shy Boy takes centre stage. This book captures their unique relationship, starting when Shy Boy was a wild mustang.
Author: Monty Roberts
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
Category: Horse whisperers
From the author of The Man Who Listens to Horses -- a top bestseller -- comes the remarkable story of a wild horse. In The Man Who Listens to Horses, we learned about Monty Roberts' life and his amazing techniques for communicating with horses. In this moving new book from famed horse whisperer Monty Roberts, his beloved horse Shy Boy takes centre stage. This book captures their unique relationship, starting when Shy Boy was a wild mustang. During a three day journey across 100 miles of Nevada desert, Roberts and Shy Boy tested one another's fortitude and joined up. Months later, Roberts took Shy Boy back out to the wild, set him free, and gave the horse a choice: return to his herd, or stay with Roberts. What happened -- told in gripping narrative and full-colour photos -- is so dramatic and moving that it will surprise every reader. The reader, even if he's not a rider, will find Monty's gentle method inspiring because it presents man as a partner in dialogue with a horse. We see Monty's techniques in action and fall in love with Shy Boy just as Monty did.
In Shy Boy, with 100 beautiful full-colour photographs by Canadian Christopher Dydyk, world-famous horse gentler Monty Roberts reveals the unique rapport he shares with one special horse: a wild mustang.
Author: Monty Roberts
Publisher: Vintage Canada
Category: Human-animal relationships
InShy Boy, with 100 beautiful full-colour photographs by Canadian Christopher Dydyk, world-famous horse gentler Monty Roberts reveals the unique rapport he shares with one special horse: a wild mustang. During a dramatic three-day ride across a hundred miles of high desert, Monty Roberts had to use all his skill to connect with the wild horse, and in a gripping, intimate narrative he relives their unique relationship. Throughout the year that followed, Shy Boy lived on the farm, full of impish high spirits, fascinated by children, earning the respect and admiration of his trainers. As his fame grew following the PBS documentary of his initial three-day encounter with Monty Roberts, he received visitors from all over the world, and Monty Roberts was asked, "Would Shy Boy rather be free?" With trepidation, he took him back to the wild to let him choose: Go with your herd, or stay with humans. What happened was exciting and moving - and deeply surprising.
The Long Ride Homeis the story of Rupert and Rowan's journeys - of incredible love and extraordinary adventure - that would test their courage and change their lives, and those of the families who joined them, forever.
Author: Rupert Isaacson
Category: Autistic children
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, the 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 connection 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 Homeis the story of Rupert and Rowan's journeys - of incredible love and extraordinary 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 Mailon The Horse Boy 'Captivating, incredible, an extraordinary journey, an impossible dream.' Daily Telegraphon The Horse Boy
The Only Practical Method of Educating the Horse and Eradicating Vicious Habits
, Followed by a Variety of Valuable Recipes. Instructions in Farriery ... TO
EDUCATE A HORSE TO DRIVE A BOY OFF THE PEDESTAL . It will be
necessary to ...
The Stud Horse Boy istoday's story--a teenager coming of age in difficult and changing times.
Author: Darrell Taylor
Category: Horse breeders
From the truck’s horn and the stallion’s whinny, The Stud Horse Boy is calledfrom school for adventures breeding horses that made farm life and woodswork possible in Eastern Nova Scotia. The boy is torn between boiling angerand admiration for his one-eyed, alcoholic father. Will he become his father?How do you act amidst the eroticism and smutty jokes? How do you find thecourage to live?A wonderful storyteller, Darryll Taylor remembers with great good humour,shockingly realistic scenes, and passionate respect. The Stud Horse Boy istoday’s story—a teenager coming of age in difficult and changing times.
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Even the few that possess this interesting - looking animal have scarcely any
idea as to how it should be used . The Germans practise more on das hölzerne
Ah ! then I ' m not surprised ; Mr . Birnie , otherwise Duncan Macduff , was a
famous horse - coper in Glasgow years ago . But he is anxious to keep a
respectable character now , so , if I were you , I should offer him an ounce of gold
, and he ' ll ...
In order to make the horse halt while walking , the rider ' s arms should be
pressed to his side , and both reins tightened gradually , but decisively , towards
the chest , the horseman also bending back his body so as to add a firmer
direction to ...
I stuck up my marks , and then I drove the horses twice back and forth over the
ground , before I put the plough to ' em . Don ' t you know that when a horse goes
over ground the second time he always wants to step in the same tracks ? ” e No .
Author: Elijah Kellogg
Category: Authors, American
This story is about James Renfew, the Redemptioner. He was an orphan and inmate of a workhouse and goes on to "develop the varied qualities of a pioneer, a man of firm purpose, quick resolve, and resolute to meet exigencies, might well seem to require supernatural power; and yet, by no other alchemy than sympathy, encouragement wisely times, and knowledge seasonably imparted, was this seemin miracle accomplished."--Preface.
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Helmslay . It may be noted that horse - bread is still in use in some parts of the
continent . During the journey the boy - bishop alone seems to have been treated
BOY. stick upon the finger , or upon the chin , it is necessary only to keep the chin
or finger exactly under the point which is called the centre of gravity . THE
PRANCING HORSE . Cut out the figure of a horse , and having fixed a curved
iron wire ...
This would bring down such a torrent of abuse on the head of the offender that
we were kept in a state of terror from the time we were on the horses till we
dismounted . The Sergeant , or perhaps an officer , after getting the squad well