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Book Tour - The Long Ride Home, the long awaited sequel to "The Horse Boy"Please contact us if you are interested in doing a Living Room Launch of The Long Ride Home
07/28/2014 - 07/31/2014Camp - Warwickshire, UK
08/03/2014Horse Boy Learning 1 workshop Elgin TX
08/04/2014 - 08/05/2014HBM 1 workshop: Running Sessions. Elgin TX
08/04/2014 - 08/07/2014Camp - Warwickshire, UK
08/06/2014 - 08/07/2014HBM 2 workshop: Preparing the Horse Elgin TX
08/08/2014 - 08/12/2014HBM 3 workshop: Playdates & Environment. Elgin TX
08/11/2014 - 08/14/2014Camp - Warwickshire, UK
08/12/2014 - 08/14/2014Surf & Turf Camp - Half Moon Bay, CA
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Author Rupert Isaacson to Receive 2010 Autism Champion Award from Autism Society
Je suis un très bon ambassadeur de Rupert Isaacson !
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In 2008 Rupert Isaacson first came to Pen Llyn whilst promoting his Best-selling book and Film...
And remember there are many ways to do it - yielding the quarters on the ground, leg yield, shoulder fore, 3x and 4x shoulder in - they are all versions of the same thing. The more familiar you get with them the more you get a sense of when to use which.
E.g. a 4x shoulder in can stop a horse running away and also prepares for a passage... .
A little shoulder-in aid without doing a full shoulder in, when done in the circle, rebalances the horse
A little shoulder in aid on the straight line straightens the horse
A shoulder fore in canter for a stride or two stops a horse hanging on your hand
A leg yield into a three track (3 xs) shoulder in takes the horse from long and low to uphill self-carriage when ridden
Yielding the quarters in hand helps get the center of gravity back before the horse is ridden
so basically the shoulder in engages the quarters (the engine) while lightening the forehand and brings the center of gravity back underneath the rider making the horse's energy available to the rider, not working against the rider...
John Medina, a world class molecular biologist writes in his bestselling book ‘Brain Rules’ that if we look back at our evolutionary history we will see that the human brain evolved to (1) solve problems (2) related to survival (3) in an unstable outdoor environment, and (4) to do so in nearly constant motion. Environmental instability led to the extremely flexible way our brains are wired which is what allowed us to develop the tendency to solve problems through exploration. We are natural explorers. And exploration is how we learn best.
Babies are born with an intense and unrelenting curiosity and desire to explore the world around them. So intense, in fact, that some scientists describe it as a drive, just as hunger, thirst and sex are drives. Discovery brings joy. We never outgrow this desire to learn and our brain retains the ability to learn in this way throughout our lives BUT we can become anesthetized to the joy of discovery. Children learn that education means an A and start to acquire knowledge in order to get something rather than because it is interesting.
We cannot stress enough the importance of curiosity and allowing children free time to discover the joy of exploration. Research shows that, in the work place, when companies such as Google and Facebook give their staff the option of spending 20% of their time going where their mind asks them too it leads to increased creativity and production. Children should be given that same freedom to explore with no agenda other than discovery on a daily basis. If they are they will learn the joy of learning.
Two books that every parent should read- The Long Ride Home by Rupert Isaacson, and The Spark by Kristine Barnett, I don't think it's possible for anyone to read these books and not come away a better, more loving parent with a deeper appreciation for your kids- and even though th' parents in these stories are raising autistic kids, the ideas and principles apply just th' same to any child.... do yourself a favor, th' next time you want to read a book that will change your life, get a hold of one of these... you won't regret it.
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The Horse Boy Method is not intended or offered as a cure for autism. Ameliorative effects may or may not occur. The method was found to be very useful with Rupert's son Rowan and with other children subsequently. We simply follow what worked for Rowan and others but there is no guarantee of outcome.
By participating in a Horse Boy Method session or training or applying them at home you accept full personal responsibility for any injury or death that can follow any equine activity. The Horse Boy Foundation accepts no liability.
Just as a reminder… The Horse Boy Method Training is an intro into the methods including but not limited to back-riding. We do NOT suggest that you go home and start back-riding with children. Practice, practice, practice! Seek professional advice from your trainers to deepen your skills as a rider and horseman/woman. Take lessons! Again, after the training you are probably NOT ready to ride with a child. Practice until you, your horses and your property are ready for back-riding! HORSE BOY LLC, IT’S MEMBERS, OFFICERS, TRAINERS ETC ARE NOT LIABLE FOR ANY INJURY, DEATH OR DAMAGE CAUSED BY YOU BACKRIDING WITH A CHILD OR OTHER PERSON.
We do suggest you and anybody you work with wears protective gear like protective riding helmets etc.