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Open Minds: Healing Autism with Horses with Rupert Isaacson (April 2016)

Season 6, Episode 18
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Rupert Isaacson’s incredible journey to learn how to heal autism with horses began with a chance encounter as his son, who was diagnosed with autism, suddenly connected with neighbor’s horse. What unfolded from this fateful moment led his family to visit shamanic healers all over the world. Success with his son motivated him to develop treatment programs which now helps other autistic children retrain their brains. This interview with Regina Meredith was originally webcast April 14, 2016.

Rupert Isaacson, author of The Horse Boy has travelled extensively in Africa, Asia, and North America and his journalism and travel writing has appeared in many popular publications. In addition to being an ex-professional horse trainer, Rupert is founding director of the Indigenous Land Rights Fund, a non-profit organization that helps threatened and displaced indigenous tribes obtain tenure of their ancestral land.

Regina Meredith
Rupert Isaacson


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truthisinhere, posted on April 19, 2016

One of the best interviews ever!

CBax, posted on April 19, 2016

Thanks for a wonderful interview. I have worked for a short while with adults that had autism a few years ago in a temporary job and it gives me such hope to see someone with great observational skills being able to put together a program that can really help these people.

That Rupert is not concentrated on monetary advancement for personal use but on helping people with a genuine heart is wonderful. I wish there were more people like him in the so called 'spiritual' or 'alternative' world. I genuinely believe if we are to advance as human(e) beings we must put aside the need and greed of earning vast amount of money for personal gain and allow everyone rich and poor to heal through new innovations.

Thank you Rupert for being so mature!!!!

pattiemc, posted on April 17, 2016

Thank you Regina & Rupert for sharing this story. I was delighted to discover the full film, The Horse Boy, available via Amazon Prime. Such an amazing journey!

art heart, posted on April 15, 2016

Such an important topic and a superb presentation.
Thank you's to Rupert for the soulful work he and his wife are doing, to Regina for finding them and to Gaia for making it possible.

rosaluna, posted on April 15, 2016

Rupert Isaacson talks about taking his son to visit the remote reindeer people of Mongolia. has a very interesting documentary film on their nomadic life style and shamanic ways at

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on April 15, 2016

@ROSALUNA, thank you for making the connection! We're glad you enjoyed that documentary as well.

All the best,

vlmanos, posted on April 15, 2016

Thank you, posted on April 14, 2016

I always love your show, and I have watched everything you have done that is on Gaia TV! I recommend it to everyone!
This particular episode REALLY spoke to me! I am always interested in bloodlines and the way qualities are passed from generation to generation. I am personally from an ILLUMINATII bloodline myself and I know that not all of us incarnate into them for the same reasons.

Some of us, like myself and I suspect your guest Rupert ( I am SO crushing on him right now!) come down into these bloodlines specifically in order to bring a particular behavioral pattern to a screeching halt and make it do something totally new! We are usually people who have a naturally strong aversion to that standard way of doing things, but we carry that same skill set that made our forebears so good at dominion.. We then take those very skills and apply them toward a far Higher purpose. I would LOVE to see another interview with him! Bring him back!

I would specifically like to hear him speak about interspecies communication. I applaud what he said about not speaking FOR horses - that is a platform I agree with completely and rarely hear! I am currently starting a school where interspecies communication and nurture is taught to children as part of the curriculum, with the idea that we need to learn ways of communicating with beings whose sensibilities and ways of experiencing the world is vastly different from our own. I am also a longtime horsewoman, and I have always felt that horses provide an ideal way to learn the art of the moving negotiation and cooperation with other beings who will surely infuriate and frustrate you. It prepares you for certain aspects of adult life like nothing else! Skills like telepathy, and creative problem solving are what will be needed as we go into this next era of human evolution.. In short order, we will be meeting ET beings in a much more obvious and public way than we previously have on this planet, and it is vital to educate our children differently than we have been.

sepe, posted on April 14, 2016

Thank you Regina for finding and interviewing Rupert. Rupert, thank you for being. You are simply amazing. I look forward to reading your books.

marystavrou, posted on April 14, 2016

This man is an explorer of both science and spirituality...pushing in both directions and synthesizing the information.
Incredible interview. My son has/had high functioning autism...Asperger's...I have come to the conclusion that autism is natures way of
creating human beings who have the focus and intelligence to cross boundaries us mere mortals cannot. Autistic individuals will break new frontiers for sure...going to buy the book to support this guy who asks for nothing...interesting to note my son could not rock or be rocked as an infant...a swing made his go into shock and then well he could not be held and rocked...he did like car rides. He just didn't like to be touched. Today he is an amazing individual , I couldn't be more proud.

SuzannaB@Gaia, posted on April 14, 2016

Mary, thank you for sharing your personal experience, and your inspiration! We're so glad this interview connected for you.

All the best,

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