Welcome to REINS

Riding Emphasizing Individual Needs and Strengths

Due to the COVID-19, Coronavirus pandemic, REINS will be closed for lessons until further notice. 

We understand the unique concerns and challenges you are facing and on behalf of our Staff and Board of Directors, we are keeping all of you in our thoughts until our active lives and lessons can resume.

We appreciate your patience and understanding while we all try to stay safe and healthy. 

Welcome to the REINS website! We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit Therapeutic Horsemanship Program located in Fallbrook, California. At REINS, children and adults with disabilities learn how to ride horses and have fun doing it. So we would like to invite you down to REINS to see the program first hand!

REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program…Changing Lives One Ride At A Time!

Video production by David Delauder.


June 26

REINS of Life Golf Tournament

11:30 AM – 6:00 PM


Trail walk... but make it fashion! Sometimes getting loved on means you get a pretty braid and flowers in your mane. It’s spring after all! More pics in stories today :0)

Chloe is such a sweet and dedicated #therapyhorse. We’ve had several of our students say how much they miss her and she wants to say hello! She misses you too and looks forward to lessons again!

Support Chloe and the rest of our herd with a donation of any amount today. Every donation truly makes a difference!

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***Free REINS Bandana***
REINS wants to do our part to help support our community! We will send you a FREE bandana if you send us your mailing address. While supplies last!

Please sent us a direct message with your name and address and we are shipping as soon as we can.

We are all in this together! Stay safe and healthy!


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A quick update for our REINS Tack Shack shoppers. Please follow that page for future updates! ❤️🐴***IMPORTANT UPDATE***

REINS Tack Shack will be closed to in-person traffic due to COVID-19 until further notice.

We will ship to you! If there is something you need...just ask! We'll see if we can help.

How to order:
Call 760.723.1590 or
Email tackshack@reinsprogram.org
with your phone number and we will discuss what is available and can process payment over the phone.

Orders may be picked up curbside or mailed with shipping options.

We're unable to accept donations of used tack at this time. Please think of us when we re-open.

We miss you all and hope that everyone is safe and healthy. We're always grateful for your support!

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Whether you want to donate a horse, sponsor a rider, or contribute to the program, all help is truly appreciated. Donations are welcome in any form and any amount, so check out our Wish List. We would not be here today if it were not for the support and love of so many in our community.


REINS wouldn’t be possible without its amazing staff of weekly volunteers. Volunteers make the program what it is by participating in various duties. Anywhere from leading horses during lessons to side walking with students to ensure safety, as well as grooming and tacking horses, and maintaining and improving the facility.


REINS provides therapy to nearly 200 students with a wide variety of conditions. Meaningful and purposeful activities are used with the client based on their interests and needs. During lessons, clients can work to refine fine motor, gross motor, bilateral coordination, oral motor and visual motor skills.

About Us

REINS is a place for our students to thrive! It is also a supportive community for our special riders and their brave families, people who rarely find a place where they are the majority.

Our mission is to support the physical, mental and emotional health of disabled children and adults with therapeutic equine-assisted activities. 

I saw a child who couldn’t walk

Sit on a horse, laugh and talk.

I saw a child born into strife,

Take up and hold the reins of life…

– John Anthony Davies


What others say about us

Lisa Almendarez

“REINS is not only for the special people that ride every day and the volunteers that give so much of themselves.  REINS’ magic lies in the directors that care and dream, instructors that teach, horses that support and the riders that inspire.”

Lisa Almendarez REINS Parent/Instructor
Helen Lovaas

“REINS has provided enrichment in the lives of children and their parents unlike anything money can buy.  Lord willing, it can continue on for many lifetimes.”

Helen LovaasLegacy Donor
Bettye Geurin-Burns

“Our Foundation seeks out organizations who work with children who have physical or learning challenges.  REINS of Fallbrook has proven to be the best example of positively impacting lives.

The Staff and Volunteers are unwavering in their dedication to each student.  They are knowledgeable, professional caring and loving.

Bettye Geurin-BurnsPresidentDonegan Burns Foundation
Sarah Nystrom and Carol Curtis

“I like the people – we are family. I like the tractor work and riding on the tractor. I like riding by myself.” -Sarah

“I love learning new things riding a horse. I grow as a person and it builds my self confidence.” -Carol

Sarah Nystrom and Carol CurtisStudents and Volunteers

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