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.
Welcome to REINS
Riding Emphasizing Individual Needs and Strengths
Welcome to the REINS website! We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit Therapeutic Horsemanship Program located in Fallbrook, California.
Tax ID# is 33-0035455
REINS is dedicated to improving the lives of children and adults through equine-assisted activities.
We invite everyone to REINS to see the program first hand!
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.
REINS is a place for our students to thrive! It is also a supportive community for our riders and their families, people who 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
“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.”
“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.”
The Staff and Volunteers are unwavering in their dedication to each student. They are knowledgeable, professional caring and loving.“
“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