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THE HORSE BOY

Date: 3rd January 2010

The Horse Boy by Rupert Isaacson

THE HORSE BOY  By Rupert Isaacson

With all the travelling on trains I've had to do over the last few months, I've read endless books, but one I simply must tell you about was this one - The Horse Boy.  I started reading it on the train into town yesterday, continued reading on the homeward journey, was too tired to finish it when I got home at 1.00 am but got up this morning, made a cup of tea and went back to bed to finish it.

It is the story of a couple with a severely Autistic child and how, seeing his affinity with a horse, his father decided to take this further.  The story involves Spiritual healing.

The couple decide to take their son to Mongolia the spiritual home of the horse and they seek the aid of a powerful Shaman living with the Reindeer people.

I cannot adequately précis this amazing journey and the experiences through which Kristin, Rupert and their son Rowan lived.  I simply couldn't do it justice.  You must read it for yourself and then pass the book on to friends and friends of friends.

Can you imagine what it must be like to live with a child who continually goes into uncontrollable rages, cannot communicate, and cannot be toilet trained?  The love and forbearance shown by this remarkable couple is a lesson to all of us.  Their trials and tribulations would have broken most of us.

I won't give away any more of the story - suffice to say I shed tears and found myself saying silent prayers that little Rowan would be 'cured'.

It was a Sunday Times bestseller, and is published by Penguin in paperback

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