My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program, Fallbrook, CA, USA
Our daughter, who has cerebral palsy, started with Reins last year. We heard repeatedly from doctors, early educators, and physical therapists how wonderful the program was and to enroll her as soon as she met the age requirements. We knew it must be really special because this group of professionals couldn't all agree on any other single thing! From our very first tour we were impressed by how well run the program was, how much thought was put into tailoring to meet the needs of each individual rider, and how well cared for the horses appeared. After a year in the program, it's easy to see why it was so highly regarded. Our daughter has made giant progress in many areas-balance, speech, core strength, walking patterns- since beginning riding. The staff is so friendly and dedicated to delivering good outcomes and wonderful experiences. During the COVID shelter in place they put on numerous drive through and video events to continue to serve their riders and it truly brought so much joy to our little one to attend. It's also worth mentioning that in the world of special needs/ disabilities, typically things are very expensive and many are not covered by insurance. Reins charges parents a fraction of what it costs for them to operate so that all families can access their services. They truly believe in the benefit of what riding can do for children and want everyone to experience it. I can't say enough wonderful things about this program and the warmth and care of the staff for their riders and horses.