Presentations & Articles


Topics include: Horse Powered Reading, HPR research updates, equine assisted learning, experiential reading, and other links of interest


Horse Powered Reading: Using Experiential Reading Instruction to Address Unmet Needs of Struggling Readers This is an article published in the May 2019 edition of the Forensic Mental Health Insider, the official publication of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (

Horse Powered Reading Research: Students Served and Results Observed  This is a one page summary of the Horse Powered Reading research conducted by Dr. Michele Pickel, Dr. Sally Baas, Jeanna Butterfield, April Lamburtus, and Gale Dodd-Hayday through 2017 with the preliminary results we have observed.

The Unfolding of a Long Distance Longitudinal Study - EAGALA Model Horse Powered Reading: A Multi-Year Study   Dr. Michele Pickel, Dr. Sally Baas, April Lamburtus, Gale Dodd-Hayday,  Cross P Ranch & Rocky Lane School, Poster presentation at EAGALA  Conference, Murfreesboro, TN 2018

Horse Powered Reading: Increasing Literacy and Emotional Health of Students Dr. Michele Pickel and Dr. Sally Baas, Cross P Ranch, EAGALA Conference Murfreesboro, TN 2018

Horse Powered Reading: Using EAL to Help Struggling Readers Dr. Michele Pickel and Stacy Gustafson, Cross P Ranch, EAGALA Conference Nashville, TN 2013

Why Some Children Have Difficulties Learning to Read by By: G. Reid Lyon 

These Horses Help Students Learn by Ben Bohall, Producer/Reporter, NET New  A sensitivity to light and other symptoms discussed here may point to this. Check out the great TV interview with Nancy Lyon about her program in Nebraska: Bravehearts Equine Therapy!  They do both Horse Powered Reading & Math