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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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If your State does not Yet have a program listed, please check back soon or

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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.


E.M.B.R.A.C.E. Solutions

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.

Brandi Miller


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: (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

Erika Bakko

Jamie Purewal



Julieann Gionnone


Adriana Gonzalez


Durango Stables

Location: Atlanta, GA


Phone: 678-800-1970  (google voicemail - Cheryl Johnson)

Services: Horse Powered Reading, Pony Ride events, Literacy integrated Pony Rides

Spirit's Quest

Location: 3390 Avera Road, Roberta,  GA 31078

Phone: 478-960-4977



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.

Midway Equestrian

Location: 4252 310th St. Northboro, Iowa, 51647


Phone: 712-534-2250,  Mandy Whipple 

Services: Our programs include the Horse Powered Reading Program for children - adults. We also have Individual, Couples, and Family Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, Corporate Training and Development and various group retreats for children - adults.



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.


Shanda Matix

Kathy Landis



Cindy Croft


Mill Circle Equestrian Center Inc.

Location: 100 Mill Circle, Winchendon, MA 01475

Phone: 603-785-7777  Stephanie Donohue

Facebook: Mill Circle Equestrian Center


Services: Horse Powered Reading, Equine facilitated activities for Veterans and First Responders, Riding lessons. See website or Facebook for additional special programs.


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.

Joanie Twinning


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 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


Phone: 810-599-3760


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

The Barn for Equine Learning

Location: 3203 Timpson Ave. SE, Lowell, Michigan 49331

Phone: 616-322-9762  Lynn Lidstone


Services: The Barn for Equine Learning offers:

  • Individual and group Horse Powered Reading and Math sessions for K-8 students focusing on the “Big Five” critical reading skills (Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, Comprehension). Sessions are taught by a certified teacher, tailored to individual needs, and include an initial reading analysis.

  • EAGALA Model Equine Assisted Learning and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy.


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, MN

Acres for Life

Location: Forest Lake, MN


Phone: (651) 257-4159


Northland Counseling Center and Healing Foundations Therapeutic Farm

Location: Grand Rapids, Minnesota

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.




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

Sherri Sadino

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.


Sara Lyter


Kathleen Penland


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


Olga Powers



Esther Lukenbaugh


Nicky Ripley moved to Australia


Pam Monahan



Heartsong Ministry

Location: Chester, SC

Phone: (803)-374-9800


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

Phone:  803-500-9099



Services: Summer Reading program with Horse Powered Reading and Animal Assisted Intervention with accredited Assistance Dogs. Prison PAALS, Summer PAALS, Reading PAALS, School PAALS 

Carolyn Huckeba


Klara Parks

Darcy Hortness



Gabriele Brauer



Healing Strides of Virginia

Location: 672 Naff Road Boones Mill, VA 24065 

Phone: (540)-334-5825



Services: HSVA offers; Horse Powered Reading/Math for individuals and groups, mental health services, therapeutic riding, and other educational programs.


Laura Romine



Rohana Swihart



Barb Flouro and Sheri Borstad

Dian Phelan


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 

Phone: (307)-388-0955


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

South Africa

Equitots Klipheuwel

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,