Welcome to REINS

Riding Emphasizing Individual Needs and Strengths

Welcome to the REINS website! We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit Therapeutic Riding 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 donated by David DeLauder.


June 17, 2017


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June 23, 2017

Locale Magazine L’Aunch Party at L’Auberge Del Mar with all proceeds to benefit REINS.

7 pm to 9 pm. Tickets $10 available HERE.

June 26, 2017

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REINS Golf Tournament @ Vista Valley

July 15, 2017

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REINS Night Out at Petco Park


Happy Father's Day to all those amazing Dads out there!!! ...

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WE DID IT! We made it to the TOP 20 and won a Gypsy Vanner horse courtesy of Lexlin Gypsy Ranch and the Gypsy Gift contest. We finished in 14th place so we will have the 14th pick of the 20 horses in the contest! We will announce the horse and post photos as soon as we select our horse! Thank you everyone who voted and helped us to WIN! We couldn't provide our services without the support of our AMAZING community!!! #reinsprogram ...

Congratulations to the Top Twenty PATH International Premier Accredited and Center Member Gypsy Gift Centers based on fan votes for 2017! It has been an impressive 62 days of voting with 364,458 votes cast for 78 centers and the first place center, TLC Riding Academy received over 30,000 votes! Here are the top 20 centers by place, # of votes, center name and their state. 1 30,770 TLC Riding Academy TN 2 26,272 GAIT Therapeutic Riding Center PA 3 25,913 Inspire Equine Therapy Program FL 4 23,066 McCormick Research Institute FL 5 17,824 Equines Assisting Special Individuals AL 6 15,560 Special Equestrians, Inc. - Alabama AL 7 15,442 Kemmerer Village IL 8 15,301 Loving Thunder Therapeutic Riding Center, Inc. NM 9 13,756 Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center, Inc. GA 10 12,815 C.H.U.M. Therapeutic Riding, Inc. MI 11 12,177 Northwest Therapeutic Riding Center WA 12 12,003 Hands & Hearts for Horses, Inc. GA 13 11,790 Nature’s Edge Therapy Center WI 14 11,182 REINS - CA CA 15 10,960 Kids & Horses, Inc. NV 16 10,622 Rising Stars Therapeutic Riding Center ID 17 10,110 Texas Tech Therapeutic Riding Center TX 18 9,558 TREE House of Greater St. Louis MO 19 9,143 Ivy Hill Therapeutic Equestrian Center PA 20 9,086 Nevada Equine Assisted Therapy NV We will be in touch with the winning centers via e-mail this afternoon with more details on horse selection, etc. We will be updating more of the Gypsy Gift Horses photos on the website today as well. The Gypsy Gift Horses are all listed at: www.gogypsy.com/gypsy-gift-horses/ Everyone is welcome to attend out Gypsy Gift Passing of the Lead Ceremony and Open House on July 22, 2017 here at LexLin Gypsy Ranch in Rockwood, TN. Doors open at 11 am and the Gypsy Gift Passing of the Lead Ceremony begins at 2 pm EST. Please RSVP via www.gogypsy.com/gypsygift2017/ Thanks for making Gypsy Gift 2017 great!!!!

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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. 

This year, 2015 will be our fourth year to fund their October Hoedown Fundraiser…we consider it an honor.”

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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