"The Horse Boy foundation works to give kids the chance to ride and benefit from close contact with horses, other animals, and nature. Children with neurological issues seem to particularly benefit from this, but all children benefit from connecting with animals and nature. We believe in taking a whole-family approach when working with autistic children, so that siblings can have fun and be included in the “therapy” (which doesn’t seem like therapy any more). Parents also participate fully, so family bonds are strengthened."
Several people from The Horse Boy Foundation came to Lysts on the Lake 2011 and spoke about their work and performed demonstrations.