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.


May 5

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Horses, Hats & Hope, Kentucky Derby Party

June 15

Locale L’Aunch at L’Auberge

July 27 & 28

REINS Fun Day Horse Show

August 18

Day at the Races


Thank you Single Marine Program volunteers!! These guys came out last Thursday for the Days of Service campaign through Camp Pendleton. #camppendletonsmp #usmc #singlemarineprogram ...

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Sometimes, REINS Friends go to prom together! These two have been riding at REINS for many years, and we are so happy their families shared these sweet milestone pictures with us. Amazing to see Amanda and Tyler getting dressed up for a fun night! You both looked great! #reinsprogram #friendship #prom2018 ...

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FLASH GIVEAWAY! We have 2 tickets to the @delmarnational "Night of Musical Freestyles" special event taking place THIS Saturday, April 28th. This is a big night in the dressage world because world-renowned rider Steffen Peters is going to be retiring Legolas 92, a great equine champion with a final performance.

We'll choose one social media winner at random from anyone who completes the entry process below today and announce the winner tomorrow morning!

To enter:
- Like / Follow the REINS page / account
- Like this post
- Tag at least one friend in the comments
- Comment with a picture of a horse or horses: it can be a REINS horse, your own horse, or any image you can find that you think is beautiful or funny or neat! This is just for fun!

Here are some more details about the event and the website link where you can learn even more: buff.ly/2Kj17an
The Del Mar Evening of Musical Freestyles showcases many of the brightest stars in the sport of dressage, and you needn’t be an expert to appreciate the elegance and athleticism demonstrated by these current, past and hopeful champions.

With a format similar to figure skating or gymnastic floor exercises, Musical Freestyles are intricately planned competitions using music chosen to highlight the personality of the individual pairs. Communication between horse and rider is almost imperceptible as they execute an amazing representation of both art and sport.


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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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