The first time Cristelle Capitani introduced her son to her horse, she says her normally disengaged boy came to life.
The smiles and interaction she had yearned to see for so long lit up his face.
As a mum to two boys with autism, it was an experience she had never dreamed possible for her children.
"His whole body came forward, he smiled and he looked up — it still makes me emotional. It was beautiful," she said.