TAKING THE REINS Overview
Taking the Reins inspires underserved girls facing the challenges of adolescence in high risk environments. Our teens develop self-esteem, teamwork, responsibility and leadership skills principally through learning to ride and care for horses.
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Taking the Reins has a truly wonderful ability to provide hope where none existed by taking girls from under-served environments and allowing them the freedom and safety to explore new experiences. Over the years I have watched shy young girls, helped and supported by the wonderful people that ... more »
Taking the Reins has been described as an “urban oasis”—the miracle is that this is really the special sense I get whenever I am there. I love the charmingly funky barn and the new organic garden (enriched by compost from the manure of the horses!) and the always-welcoming ... more »
In the past ten years, as I've become increasingly involved in Taking the Reins, going from taking a friend's daughter to her riding lessons, to volunteering, and now serving on the board, I have had the twin pleasures of watching this unique program for girls grow, and watching the girls themselves... more »