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Welcome to the Horse Powered Reading herd! -Dr Michele Pickel :)

Horse Powered Reading makes it our mission to give HOPE to struggling readers by offering equine assisted services and training for students, teachers, and equine professionals.
— Michele Pickel, PhD, Founder of Horse Powered Reading

We Are the Home of Horse Powered Reading with Dr. Michele Pickel

Horse Powered Reading is a new and unique way to EMPOWER all students.

Developed in 2012, by Dr. Michele Pickel, Horse Powered Reading has helped thousands of clients become better readers.

We combine the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA) model of equine assisted learning, with the use of research-based reading strategies that engage the mind, body, and emotions in learning.



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Find A Program

Cross P Ranch is located in beautiful Lino Lakes, Minnesota. To find out if there is a Horse Powered Reading program available in your area, click the link below. Be sure to check back. We are regularly adding to our list.


Facilitator Training

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Intro to Experiential and Horse Powered Reading Instruction

Taught by Dr. Michele Pickel, Founder of HPR

Be one of the first to register for the fall September/October 2019 class!

Thursdays, Sept.12 - Oct.3, 2019

12:00 - 2:00 PM CST

UK-6:00-8:00 & Europe 7:00-9:00

Space is limited to 8 teams! Reserve your spot now.