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Horse Powered Reading programs are now available in over 37 States, Canada, Scotland, and South Africa
If you have taken Dr. Pickel's "Introduction to Experiential and Horse Powered Reading" workshop, and would like your program added to our Find a Program page, please contact us. Join the mission to spread HOPE to all students!
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(Individual names are those who have completed training but not yet submitted info)
Thunder Ranch Learning, LLC
Location: 1320 W Calle Concordia, Oro Valley, AZ 85704
Phone: (520) 437-3539 and (520) 338 1987
Owners: Katherine Kuhn, MA in Rehabilitation Counseling for the Deaf, Doctoral Student in Education Leadership with emphasis in Special Education, Curriculum Service Provider at TUSDI.
William Pearson, MeD., Business and Development Specialist
Anna Salah, Equine Specialist, AA in Early Childhood Education, Student at U of A in Education and Equine Studies, Teaching Assistant at TUSDI in the Autism Program
JT Salah, High School Graduate from Canyon Del Oro, Office Manager
Teachers: Thunder, Harrison, and Lumiere
Services: Specializing in helping individuals process through anxiety, learned helplessness, learning problems, motivation problems, depression, attention and processing issues. We work with all ages and anyone wanting to connect with themselves through horses. Call for information and learn how much we love our job - and that means we love working with all of you.
Location: PO Box 862 Solvang, CA 93463
Phone: 805-691-2933 Erica Williams
Services: We offer equine-assisted psychotherapy and learning and have recently added the Horse Powered Reading program! All of our services are available to children and adults.
E.L.L.A. Equine Learning and Literacy Advocates 501c3
Blessing Way Miniature Horses and Donkeys
Location: 41538 Thunder Hill Road, Parker, CO 80138-4550
Phone: 303-609-3506 (home/office) or 303-909-5962 (cell) Theresa Fleming
Website: www.horsesforliteracy.com (website to be updated soon)
Services: We are a forever home for many miniature horse and donkey families. Each horse or donkey is a book ambassador or storyteller. The programs that we offer at this time are:
1) Understanding Equine Science through Miniature Horses - a study unit for homeschoolers
2) Horse Powered Reading games and activities based on the Wild West, Colorado, and Bible History.
3) Read to a Mini Program.
4). We also try to do various book giving projects throughout the year.
Lisa Kramer - Hopes Farm
Location: Atlanta, GA
Phone: 678-800-1970 (google voicemail - Cheryl Johnson)
Services: Horse Powered Reading, Pony Ride events, Literacy integrated Pony Rides
Location: 3390 Avera Road, Roberta, GA 31078
Services: Horse Powered Reading,
Juan Diez Rancheros
Location: PO Box 2618 Davenport IA 52809
Phone: 563-508-5783, Michele Allison
Services: Helping children that have suffered emotional trauma or abuse with equine assisted personal development activities. Horse Powered Reading is also available for children and adolescents.
Sol’s Legacy Ministries
Location: 22762 N. 2120th Ave., Atkinson, IL 61235
Phone: (309) 235- 1847
Services: Horse Powered Reading, Faith-based horsemanship lessons for children ages 8-14
Anam Cara Stables
Location: Galena Township in LaPorte County, Indiana
Phone: Stacey Garcelon 219-448-8109 or Sandy Cogswell 219-608-0093
Services: Horse Powered Reading; Power Tools for Living; Recovery and Resiliency Group; Equine Assisted Psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families, groups; Equine Assisted Learning for life skills, leadership, character development; Corporate Training and Development, leadership, team building, problem solving.
ctr Changing lives
Location: Abingdon, MD
Phone: (443) 528-7793 office Cathy Schmidt
Services: Horse Powered Learning - Reading / Math / Science; Therapeutic Riding; Hippotherapy; Hoofprints - bereavement programming for children and adults; Horses & Heroes - Veterans; Silver Saddles - 55+ therapeutic riding lessons; Pony Express - pony visits to care centers; Equine Experiences - field trips.
Location: Coming Soon to Midcoast, ME
Phone: (435) 901-4509, Erin Smith, EAGALA ES / Website Designer
Services: Stay Tuned! Horse Powered Reading will be coming soon to Midcoast Maine
I am also a Website Designer; and there is a special place in my heart for assisting my fellow EAL/EAP practitioners. In fact, I designed the Horse Powered Reading site you are browsing right now! Having a clean, organized website immediately boosts your credibility and builds trust with your audience. Your site can help grow your clientele, allows clients to book and pay for sessions online, is an excellent platform for obtaining donations and grant money, helps increase awareness through social networking, blogging, and email campaigns, allows you to share special events and fundraisers with the public, and more. I am dedicated and determined to bring awareness to our profession. We KNOW horses can change lives! Your site will be clean, easy to navigate, simple to maintain, and ultimately...an authentic reflection of your program and services.
I offer special pricing for certified Equine Specialists and can tailor website packages to fit any budget. Call me to set up a Free Consultation. I'll answer your questions and we can talk horses!
Reading at Chicken Hill
Location: Chicken Hill Farm, 2064 Coastal Road, Brooksville ME 04617
Phone: 207-326-8181 Bobbi Ackerman M.Ed
Services: Horse Powered ., multisensory Orton-Gillingham based reading instruction and writing instruction. I am a certified Special Education teacher with over 20 years of experience as a classroom, special education teacher and reading specialist. I believe that horses help children move forward in their confidence and learning both in and out of the classroom.
Story Ranch LLC
Location: 1937 Grand River Rd. Bancroft, MI 48414
Services: Youth mentoring; Horse Powered Reading
Heritage Hills Horses - Equine Assisted Guidance and Learning
Location: Ishpeming, Michigan 49849
Phone: 906-361-8768 Joni Gleason
Facebook: Heritage Hills Horseback Riding
Services: Equine Assisted Guidance and Learning; Horse Powered Reading: individual sessions, camps, schools
Northland Counseling Center and Healing Foundations Therapeutic Farm
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Phone: Angie Baretto, (218) 313-1124
Services: Northland Counseling Center and Healing Foundations Therapeutic Farm now offers individual Horse Powered Reading using the Eagala model of Equine Therapy.
Cross P Ranch - birthplace of Horse Powered Reading and Learning
Location: Lino Lakes, MN (also offering online HPR training classes)
Phone: (651) 343-5016, Michele Pickel, PhD.
Services: K-16 students / school groups and individual or small group assessment and tutoring to teach reading strategies that build decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension skills; problem solving, team building, and school success. Contact Michele Pickel for information regarding Horse Powered Reading Curriculum as well as collaborating, coaching, or consulting in the use of Horse-Powered Reading.
Kelly Neu - Rochester
Acres for Life
Location: Forest Lake, MN
Phone: (651) 257-4159
Pivotal movements Equine Program
Services: Open to individual and group settings. Specializing in equine assisted Learning and Psychotherapy, Riding Lessons, Leadership Development and Conflict Resolution. Special focus classes such as Horse Powered Reading and Tutoring for all reading levels, Parenting from the Barn and Power Tools/Life Skills.
Bobbi Hall & Natalie Norrell
Leanne Smith - OATS
Successful Strides, Inc.
Location: Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: (828) 432-9831
Services: We partner horses with people to have experiential opportunities for learning and personal growth. Activities can focus on communication, relationships, perseverance, problem solving, and other areas of personal growth. Successful Strides offers Horse Powered Reading, Tutoring with a Twist, Youth cooperative skill building, equine assisted learning programs and psychotherapy sessions. Partnering with horses offers clients an experiential opportunity working alongside a non-judgmental, non-verbal, living being. Though gentled and trained, horses still rely on their instinct to respond to situations and they read the intention of those they work with in sessions. It is extremely powerful.
BraveHearts Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and Learning
Location: 3135 W 22nd Street, Kearney, NE
Phone: (308) 440-0131 or (308) 440-0315, Dan & Nancy Lyon
Services: Horse Powered Reading and Math, Life Skills, Psychotherapy, Parenting from the Barn. Not only do the children work on academic skills, but also the issues that keep them from learning in the classroom.
Indigo Moon Farm
Location: Strafford, NH
Phone: (603) 617-8383 Ellen Willis
Services: As a Special Ed teacher who is studying to become a licensed counselor, Ellen offers Horse Powered Reading as well as tutoring and Equine Assisted Therapy and Learning.
Riding with HEART
Location: 639 County Road 513, Pittstown, NJ 08867
Phone: (908) 735-5912
Services: Riding with HEART is a Premier Accredited Center of the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship (PATH). Riding with HEART offers adaptive therapeutic riding lessons, Hippotherapy, Veterans program’s, and Equine Assisted Learning groups. We offer Horse Powered Reading to children and groups ages 6-18. Call or email for more information. Watch our website for dates of groups and summer learning programs.
Hold Your Horses-Horse Powered Reading
Location: Henderson, NV
Phone: (702) 580-7192, Kim Godby
Services: EAGALA model Equine Assisted Therapy and Horse Powered Reading.
Program Brochure: Hold Your Horses Equine Services
Nicky Ripley moved to Australia
Location: Chester, SC
Services: Horse Powered Reading, Math & Christian Discipleship. "Growing Disciples" and conquering the darkness with education is the mission of Heartsong
Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services
Location: 221 N. Grampian Hills Rd., Columbia, SC 29223
Services: Summer Reading program with Horse Powered Reading and Animal Assisted Intervention with accredited Assistance Dogs. Prison PAALS, Summer PAALS, Reading PAALS, School PAALS
Healing Strides of Virginia
Location: 672 Naff Road Boones Mill, VA 24065
Services: HSVA offers; Horse Powered Reading/Math for individuals and groups, mental health services, therapeutic riding, and other educational programs.
Barb Flouro and Sheri Borstad
Heavenly Gaits Therapeutic Riding Center
Location: 900 Neff Orchard Rd. Sinks Grove, WV 24976
Phone: (304)-520-2315 Michelle Miller
Healthy Frontier Counseling, Inc.
Location: 82 Cottonwood RD, Worland, WY 82401
Services: Child, Adolescent and family Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. Child and adolescent Equine Assisted Learning, including social emotional skills and Horse Powered Reading. Adolescent and adult Equine Assisted Psychotherapy in anger management, parenting, conflict resolution, trauma and couples.
Wyo Hoofbeats, LLC
Location: Cody, WY
Phone: Co-owned by Heather Bales, LCSW (307) 899-1748 and Jody Goldbach, ES (307) 899-7104
Services: We currently offer activities for all individuals who are interested in impacting their growth, learning, and health through the connection with horses to improve their overall well-being. We host workshops including Horse Powered Reading, youth groups, corporate team building, etc. for all ages.
Petra Shelton - Circle 7 Wellness
April Lambertus - Rocky Lane School
Equitots Lanarkshire Community Interest Company
Location: Strathview, Yieldshields Road, Carluke, South Lanarkshire, Scotland ML8 4QE
Phone: (cell) 07823331126 I (home) 01555 773793, Lee Valantine
Services: Equitots Lanarkshire Community Interest Company provide equine assisted and forest school learning opportunities to children, young people, families and schools across Lanarkshire. Programmes are developed to meet the needs of individuals and focus on developing skills that contribute to improving confidence, communication, relationships and resilience. We provide fun equine assisted interventions that develop gross motor skills, literacy and numeracy as well as transferrable every-day life skills.
To download detailed information about our program click here.
Location: 28 Wild Plum Street, Erf135, Mikpunt/Klipheuwel
7303 Durbanville, Western Cape, South Africa
Phone: We have 4 locations. Find branch nearest you below.
Joostenbergvlakte: Lene | 082 256 2566
Klipheuwel: Emma | 079 527 1440
Melkbos | Philadelphia: Faye | 082 510 3079
Lanarkshire, Scotland: Lee | 01555 773 793 | 078 2333 1126
+27 (0)79 527 1440, Emma Weitzel
Services: Equitots is a carefully designed, holistic Equine Assisted Learning program, which benefits children physically and it improves cognitive and sensory, emotional, social and psychological development. Horse Powered Reading is also integrated into the Equitots program as needed.
Tanamara Equine Services
Location: Bethlehem, Free State, South Africa
Phone: 082 783 1068
Services: Equine Counselling, Corporate Teambuilding, Equine Nutrition, Horse Powered Math, Horse Powered Reading, Bully Workshop,