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:

Register for Jan 28-Feb 18, 2018 ONLINE course
Intro to Experiential and
Horse Powered
Reading Instruction

register for 
Sundays at Noon (Central time) Jan 28 - Feb. 18
for more information or to register for class
call Dr. Michele Pickel 651-343-5016
or email:

Finally - open the pdf below to see the handmade 
Reading Buddy Bookmarks
and Earrings

Each piece is made to order by my daughter Lisa MN Pickel
Visit her store: Macaroni Feather
 to see other creations by Lisa,
wire wrap pendants, and crystals.
email or call Michele with your order or for more info
(Open the PDF below for sizes and pricing)
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TEACHERS: Check out the Curriculum page
for ideas and materials to use in your classroom for Experiential Reading Instruction!

or Consider a Wild West field trip for your class


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

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