Rowan never spoke, he only screamed. The boy from Texas is locked by autism. When Rowan’s parents discovered that their five-year-old son bonds with horses, even speaking in their presence, they brought him on an epic horseback journey across Mongolia, hoping for a miracle cure.
I rode across the Mongolian steppe with them photographing the family’s desperate attempts to heal their pained child. Rowan’s initial regression left his parents fearing the plan had been a mistake. After painful tantrums and shocking instances of violence, we witness a breakthrough. Rowan has made his first human friend.