The Right Path is excited to partner with a foundation formed by the Walter Farley family to celebrate the power of “Horse Tales” in supporting literacy in low income (Title One) schools by subsidizing the cost of two hardcover books per child (in many cases, their FIRST ever).
We take horses to the schools, hand out the first book, and take pictures of each student with their new book and horse. Students spend a few weeks learning to read their book and go through the corresponding curriculum. They look forward to their Field Day event in April when students come out to the ranch for a day of fun-filled activities!
Browsing 15 stations from painting and grooming horses, to stick horse racing and pool noodle horse barrel racing, to learning about horse behavior and measurements markings, the field days are an educational and memorable experience for the students. The BIG event is when they get to read their book to a horse and receive their second book! It is incredible to witness shy students suddenly feel the freedom to read aloud to their horse.
Click here to learn more about the Horse Tales Literacy Project.
2019 Field Day Dates: April 17-19th!!!
If you would like to be a part of promoting literacy in your community, you can join us by sponsoring students’ books, the Field Day events, or the First Touch events. Book sponsorship is open at just $10 per child for BOTH books! Contact the office today or click the button below for more information.
“This is by far the best field trip I have ever done! It gave the children so many opportunities they never would have had otherwise. Thank you!” – teacher 20+ years, Bradley Elementary
“Our students thoroughly enjoyed the program! We kept the book at the front of the class and went over the curriculum with it. The children looked forward to it everyday!” – teacher, Harmony Elementary
We are thrilled to be a part of improving literacy for underprivileged children…a skill that will improve their chances for successful adult life! We also promote literacy throughout the year with special events and camps, such as Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped special summer reading program with horses for fun and motivation, hospital visits, day camps at the ranch, and more!