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!

Join REINS for a night out at L’Auberge Del Mar

For more info and to RSVP

RSVP Required. Space Limited. Free Admission.

Father’s Day is June 19th!

Get Dad that great gift to show him how special he is and support REINS by shopping at smile.amazon.com

Shop at smile.amazon.com and choose Riding Emphasizing Individual Needs and Strengths.

Thank you for making Father’s Day special for your Dad, and also our students & horses!

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!

Song courtesy of Brenn Hill


Happy High Five Friday from Hannah and all of us at REINS! #highfivefriday #reinsprogram ...

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Beautiful picture of our new Barn kitty! ...

Say hello to Midge!

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June 24th, 2016

Locale Magazine L’Aunch Party

7 pm to 9 pm L’Auberge Del Mar

(REINS chosen beneficiary for raffle and silent auction)

July 4th, 2016

Closed for Independence Day

July 15th, 2016

REINS Open House and Ribbon Cutting

5 pm to 8 pm at REINS (Ribbon Cutting 6 pm)

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 provide physical and emotional therapy to a wide range of disabled children and adults through the use of carefully supervised horseback riding. The benefits of this therapy are both mental and physical and include normalization of muscle tone, increased balance and coordination, developments of speech and language, and improvements in body awareness and self-esteem.

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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