When conventional therapies fail to help their autistic son, Rupert and Kristin Isaacson travel with Rowan to Mongolia in the hopes that a combination of traditional shamanic healing and horseback riding will benefit him. Director Michel O. Scott's documentary juxtaposes scenes of the family at home in Texas with their journey on horseback across the breathtaking Mongolian countryside in search of reindeer herders and a powerful shaman.
Netflix Rating: 3.7
NYT Critics' Pick
"The Horse Boy" is a record of an extraordinary journey, a grueling weekslong trek across the plains of Mongolia in search of shamanic help.
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