Smiling Goat Blog Posts

  • October 9, 2015 Jason Auslander jauslander@aspentimes.com When Sheryl Barto saw the movie “Horse Boy,” it struck a deep chord, and she knew she had to get involved. The movie chronicles an autistic boy and his family’s journey to Mongolia to visit a shaman in search......

  • Aspen Times May 19, 2016 Smiling Goat Ranch is hosting the Go Autism Family Fun Walk, the Western Slope’s first-ever autism awareness walk, at 2 p.m. Sunday in Carbondale on the Rio Grande Trail. Smiling Goat Ranch, an affiliate of the internationally acclaimed Horse Boy......

  • Post Independent October 5, 2015 Smiling Goat Ranch in Carbondale is kicking-off its Horse Boy program, which uses horses and small animals to help children with autism, with a visit Oct. 8-11 from Horse Boy Founder Rupert Isaacson. Smiling Goat will also be hosting its......

  • The Roaring Fork Valley has several well-established equine therapy facilities. By Allison Pattillo 8/6/2016 at 3:41pm Published in the Midsummer/Fall 2016 issue of Aspen Sojourner Horses are trainable, strong, and willing to work hard. They can pull a wagon, race around a track, stay calm......

  • June 25, 2015 Katie Hankinson Post Independent Correspondent When Rupert Isaacson’s son, Rowan, was diagnosed with autism in 2004 at the age of 4, he and his now-ex-wife, Kristin, were convinced by doctors their son would lack skills in school and society, including a relationship......