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!

Please join us for REINS Day at the Races 2016

Del Mar’s richest and most prestigious race the $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic takes place on

Saturday, August 20th.

Watch many of the country’s top horses compete at the classic distance of 1 1/4 miles in the 27th running of Del Mar’s signature event.

Tickets to benefit REINS on sale NOW!


It's National Day of the Cowboy, and look at these cuties! They came with their families to the REINS Country Hoedown and sure looked the part 👍

Have you marked your calendar for the 20th Annual Hoedown this year? It's October 15th! 🗓

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What do you guys think of this polished look for the REINS Fun Day Horse Show next weekend? 😂
#horseshow #funnyfriday

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Today's #ThrowbackThursday is this gorgeous photo of instructor Pat Richardson and her horse we found in our archives. It's from a staff retreat in 2005. Doesn't this look like a dream?

Pat is a wonderful part of our team. Her gentle spirit is a calming force for many of her students. She is both encouraging to help a student reach new goals and flexible to meet their needs at the same time.

Thanks for all you do, Pat! Show her some love in the comments, REINS friends! #TBT #landscape #nature

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July  30, 31

REINS Fun Day Horse Show

August 20th, 2016

REINS Day at the Races (Tickets on sale NOW!)


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 horse-related programs. 

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

Song courtesy of Brenn Hill

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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