REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program
REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program is a non-profit therapeutic riding center in Fallbrook, CA. Their mission is “to provide physical, mental, and emotional therapy to a wide range of disabled children and adults through the use of carefully supervised horseback riding.” This is actually an intense form of therapy that enables their students to hold up their own head, sit up on their own, stand and even walk when doctors said it would be impossible.
Each week, REINS provides nearly 200 therapeutic horsemanship lessons. Their students range in age from 2 to 75. The top three disabilities served in 2012 were: Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Down syndrome. But REINS sees students with rare disabilities as well as people who became disabled later in life. Through the help of over 100 weekly volunteers, REINS is able to serve each of their students and help them reach goals that not only improve their quality of life but that of their families as well.
Currently ranked in the top 3% out of 808 PATH International Therapeutic Riding Centers, REINS is open Monday thru Saturday and is always up to give you a tour of the program. Go to: www.reinsprogram.org or call 760-731-9168 for more information.