cross P ranch
Horse Powered Reading &
Horse Powered Teaching and Learning

Michele & Steve Pickel
Lino Lakes, Minnesota

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Welcome to Cross P Ranch,
home of Horse Powered Reading
Using the EAGALA Model of
Equine Assisted Learning
Cross P Ranch news:

I got to share MANY insights I have learned from
Horse Powered Reading
that are powerful tools for classroom use with teachers at the
Lutheran Education Association Convocation
October 14, 2016.
Below is the power point from that presentation. REMEMBER - many slides show examples from the arena, but YOU can translate those activities to use in the classroom! FANAFI >Find A Need And Fill It! PLEASE call me if you want to brainstorm ideas for YOUR class!

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Winter 2017 online class starts January 19th :
Intro to Experiential and Horse Powered Reading Instruction
Winter 2017 ONLINE HPR course registration is available
Thursdays 7:00-9:00 PM (US Central Time),
January 19th - February 9th 2016 
Session registration available
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2016 Summer Fun HPR Program was terrific!!
Plan ahead to join us the 3rd week of July 2017!  

(go to Contact Us page to see my BIG dream :-))

NEW: 4 week elementary HPR Summer School Curriculum!
Currently being used and researched in WY!
(Go to curriculum page to read more about it)

TEACHERS - Go to CURRICULUM Page to find power point from another teacher conference AND find the Mighty Mini Must Do List.

Listen to & read the story NET Nebraska public radio aired 7-2-15 about one of my Horse Powered Reading student's new HPR program in NE

Horses Help Students Learn : Read article NET_Nebrask_Radio.pdf
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or listen to the radio show at the link below:

Cowboy Steve is ready and waiting to host your faculty or group's next retreat complete with Equine Assisted Learning or Team Building followed by a yummy Chuckwagon meal! 
Check out the photos: Cowboy_Steve.pdf
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Go to programming page for information about the
2016 programs:

Check out the photo diary from
Summer Fun Reading Program- 2015   at Cross P Ranch  
We had a wonderful time!  Make plans to join us the 3rd week of July 2016
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Check out the blog post below by one of the
Horse Powered Reading Moms - July 20th & May 31, 2012 entries are about their Horse Powered Reading experience.

  Below is a news story WCCO did on our
Horse Powered Reading program when it was brand new, April 25th 2012:

View the WCCO story here
Introduction to Experiential and Horse Powered Reading Instruction Online class info and registration form: HPR11_Sept_2016_reg_form.pdf
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Explore the 2015 Cross P Ranch / Horse Powered Reading Brochure:
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