Horse Powered Reading
A New and Unique Way to Empower ALL Students
We Are the Home of Horse Powered Reading with Dr. Michele Pickel
Horse Powered Reading was developed in 2012, by Dr. Michele Pickel. Since it's inception, Horse Powered Reading has helped thousands of clients become better readers by combining 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.
Our dedicated team of facilitators and horses challenge students to build connections while exploring basic reading skills which include phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. We call it the BRIDGE TO READING.
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.
Dr. Pickel also offers online training workshops for teachers and equine professionals who are interested in starting their own HPR programs.
We are adding to the list regularly. If you would like to be notified when a Horse Powered Reading program opens near you, please contact us.
What We Offer
Individual and Group Tutoring
"Wild West" Literacy Field Trips
Summer Fun Reading Program
Equine Facilitated Retreats
Faculty and Teacher Trainings
Team Building Events with Chuck wagon dinner
Resources for teachers, parents, and students
On-line Workshops for EAGALA professionals
Online "introduction to Experiential and HOrse Powered Reading Instruction" Training for Educators and Equine Professionals
We Proudly Offer Services and Resources for Students of All Ages
Horse Powered Reading News
2nd October Online HPR Facilitator class has been added:
Wed. Oct 10-31 or Thur. Oct 11-Nov 1
7:00-9:00 PM central time
"Intro to Experiential and Horse Powered Reading Instruction"
taught by Dr. Michele Pickel, Founder of HPR
Register early - choice of day is available only until one class is full!
Check out the great TV interview with Nancy Lyon about her program in Nebraska: Bravehearts Equine Therapy! They do both Horse Powered Reading & Math
Great information and friends at the EAGALA Conference
March 4-7 in Murfreesboro, TN
Go to Presentations & Articles page under Resources to view our presentation:
"Eagala Model Horse Powered Reading: Impacting Literacy and the Emotional Health of Students"
Congratulations to Elizabeth Allen (another HPR facilitator) and her co-presenter Jill VanHome for a great presentation:
"Bring Me to Higher Ed"