Taking the Reins transforms the lives of teenage girls facing the challenges of adolescence in high-risk environments.

“Taking the Reins completely changed my perspective in life and I’m a better person for it.” ~Veronica, age 14

Changing Lives

Teenage girls everywhere face a multitude of challenges as they try to mature into confident and successful young women, but girls living in high-density, low-income areas face unique concerns that Taking the Reins directly addresses. Please help us to provide opportunities for these girls.

Founded in 1998, we offer a unique site on 2.5 acres in the heart of Los Angeles. We average 15 horses in our program, which serves more than 340 girls a year with approximately 26,000 teaching hours.