Mission: 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.
Programs: As the only gender-specific program of its kind in los angeles, taking the reins' mission is to inspire underserved girls facing the challenges of adolescence in high -risk environments. Through ttr's ongoing equestrian and urban farming programs, teens develop confidence, teamwork, responsibility and leadership skills principally through riding and learning to care for horses, and other animals, and working together in a farm environment.
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 staff this organization, grow into confident young women .
Taking the Reins changed my daughter's life or in her words, "saved" her life and gave her hope and confidence and stability. During her many years in the program, she won an award in Middle School called "Came out of her shell" award. She looked forward to the program every Saturday during a very turbulent period in her home life when she then became my foster daughter and then adopted daughter. Thank you Taking the Reins for saving both OUR lives and enriching them beyond measure.