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!

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April 2-17, 2017

Spring Break (Closed for lessons)

April 15 – July 15, 2017


Vote for REINS! Vote once every day until June 15!

June 23, 2017

Locale Magazine L’Aunch Party with proceeds to benefit REINS.

7 pm to 9 pm. Tickets 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


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This is Sanam, one of REINS special kids, riding Clover! Did you vote for REINS today?! Please help us win a new therapy horse! buff.ly/2qzMWpv We are currently in 10th place! The top 20 programs win a new therapy horse. The higher we are the better horse we get to pick!! Our goal is to be in the Top 5! Help us get there! Vote every 24 hrs until June 15th! Follow the link and click on the heart under REINS - CA! #reinsprogram #gypsygift ...

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You are all awesome! We're now half way through the voting phase - Stay Strong and Keep Supporting your Favorite Gypsy Gift Center Daily! LIKE our Facebook Page, VOTE Daily, SHARE our Posts and PASS the Word on to HELP your favorite Equine Therapy Center WIN a Gypsy Horse! Visit a.pgtb.me/JJXXDp or a.pgtb.me/FV29M7 to vote daily (once every 24 hours) for your favorite Equine Therapy Center! Voting will continue through 12 pm EST on June 15th! The top 20 centers with the most votes will be given a Gypsy Gift Horse from LexLin Gypsy Ranch. Visit GypsyGift.com for program details. Please VOTE DAILY and SHARE OFTEN to support Gypsy Gift and your favorite center! Photo by sunflowerphoto.com

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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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