Horse Powered Reading Program:
God does amazing things when we choose to be obedient. From the beginning, Sol's founder, Tonya Wells, has been passionate to help children become confident readers. Reading is the foundation to everything a child will do. If we can increase a passion for reading, we are succeeding!
In 2018, thanks to a grant from the Henry County Board, Sol's Legacy piloted a reading program to specifically target children who are struggling with reading in the classroom. At the time we announced our start date, Tonya connected with Dr. Michele Pickel who created Horse Powered Reading. It was as if God opened a door for us to start this program.
Horse Powered Reading was developed in 2012, by Dr. Michele Pickel. It combines activities utilizing a horse and the use of research-based reading strategies that engage the mind, body, and emotions in learning. Dr. Pickel was a great source of knowledge and help by sharing activities and strategies to enhance our program. Tonya completed Dr. Pickel's Intro to Experiential and Horse Powered Reading Instruction online class.
Sessions are private and will last 45 minutes for 5 consecutive weeks. Sessions fees are $125. Scholarships are available on a per session basis for students needing financial assistance. Please contact Tonya Wells for more information on our reading program.
2023 Session Openings:
April 24th - May 25th
June 5th - July 6th
July 24th - August 24th
September 11th - October 12th
Contact Tonya Wells if you would be interested in HPR in 2023!
For more information on Dr. Michele Pickel and Horse Powered Reading please visit her website: