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Horse Powered Learning is an innovative, hands-on educational program for Pre-K to 8th grade students.

How does this work?

  • Pre-K to 8th grade student groups travel to CTR’s farm to engage in 90 minutes of experiential learning activities with horses.
  • This program takes participants through guided, ground-based activities. There is no riding involved.
  • Safety is always a focus at CTR, so students are supervised by the Horse Powered Learning Program Manager, an Equine Specialist, and CTR’s trained volunteers.
  • All lessons are facilitated by a teacher certified in the state of Maryland.

What Parents Have to Say

My daughter came home and picked up a book on her own for the very first time!

[HPL] was all my daughter talked about at the dinner table.

My daughter told me, “You don’t walk horses, you lead them and that made it really fun!”

What a wonderful way to build vocabulary! My son came home talking about the lead rope, obstacles, road blocks, team work and really knew what they meant. 

This was a fantastic experience. 

Why horses?

Horses are highly intelligent and they provide an active, sensory experience so concepts “stick” in new ways for students.

What subjects are covered?

Horse Powered Learning topics include:

  • Introduction to Learning
  • Reading
  • Math
  • Reading, Math & Science

Each subject can be tailored to group learning needs/goals.


The ultimate goal of this program is to help students at all levels become more intrinsically motivated learners.

How much does this cost?

The cost is determined based on the number of students in each group.

How do I learn more or schedule an experience?

Please contact our Program Manager, Gayle Zorbach, at (443) 528-7793 or info@ctrchanginglives.org.

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