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!

In memory of Harry Collins (1936-2018) his family has requested that donations be made to REINS.

REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program…Changing Lives One Ride at a Time!

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Need a dose of inspiration? Thanks, Miles! Wow, Powerful!

“Formally Known As Disabled”
Poem by REINS Student Miles Brothers

Formally Known As [ˌdisˈāb(ə)l]

Disabled with pride and you’re still top shelf!
Although you can’t stride, you still have your health.
Labels don’t define you—define yourself!

Headed to rehab, gotta fix myself;
be all that you can, and don’t go all stealth.
Disabled with pride and you’re still top shelf!

You aren’t broken, no need to “fix” yourself.
Exceed false hopes; Let your presence be felt!
Labels don’t define you—define yourself!...
…Sometimes you may feel, as small as an elf,
but you’re inspiring and that’s priceless wealth.
Disabled with pride and you’re still top shelf!

Every day you wake-up, be your best self;
Takes more than a doctor of public health.
Labels don’t define you—define yourself!

To make any change, it first starts with self
“You can do it too,” you just may need help.
Disabled with pride and you’re still top shelf!
Labels don’t define you—define yourself!
...

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Need a dose of inspiration? Thanks, Miles! Wow, Powerful!

“Formally Known As Disabled”
Poem by REINS Student Miles Brothers

Formally Known As [ˌdisˈāb(ə)l]

Disabled with pride and you’re still top shelf!
Although you can’t stride, you still have your health.
Labels don’t define you—define yourself!

Headed to rehab, gotta fix myself;
be all that you can, and don’t go all stealth.
Disabled with pride and you’re still top shelf!

You aren’t broken, no need to “fix” yourself.
Exceed false hopes; Let your presence be felt!
Labels don’t define you—define yourself!...
…Sometimes you may feel, as small as an elf,
but you’re inspiring and that’s priceless wealth.
Disabled with pride and you’re still top shelf!

Every day you wake-up, be your best self;
Takes more than a doctor of public health.
Labels don’t define you—define yourself!

To make any change, it first starts with self
“You can do it too,” you just may need help.
Disabled with pride and you’re still top shelf!
Labels don’t define you—define yourself!
...

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Support!

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.

Volunteer!

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.

Ride!

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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