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Advancing Girl-Power Through Horse-Power
Who we are

We are Taking The Reins. We encourage at-risk girls to act Boldly, with Courage and Confidence, through experiences with horses at our urban farm.

Our Vision
There’s a place where we want to guide these young girls to go — a place of inner-fortitude, confidence, and limitless potential. Experience tells us that they often can find their way to that place, over time, on the back of a horse and in nature.
What we do?
Who we are?

Horse & Harvest Festival

October 13, 3-6 PM
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Horse & Harvest Brew-Off

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Advancing Girl-Power Through Horse-Power

Taking the Reins works to inspire girls in Los Angeles to act with courage and confidence through experiences with horses, as well as providing hands-on Natural Science instruction for all children of greater Los Angeles.

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One time gift

Supporting Taking the Reins with a one time gift is greatly appreciated. You can help us build our barn, or support a child. Whatever you choose you can rest assured your money will affect the life of a young woman.

Monthly giving

We love monthly giving to support an animal or girl. You can choose the amount that is comfortable for you and know you are supporting something you love. Many supporters choose to support an animal or girl for one semester.

Foundations and Trusts

You can make a long term difference in the lives of under served girls in the Los Angeles Basin. Taking the Reins has been one of Loa Angeles’ top charities for more than 5 years. Contact us to learn why.

You can make a difference in the life of a girl

With a donation to Taking the Reins you will change the life of an underserved girl in Los Angeles.

News and Updates

Taking the Reins empowers local student to further her passion at Stanford.

Sangam Sharma has been going to Taking the Reins since she was 13-years-old.

Taking the Reins (TTR) is a non-profit, empowerment organization for at-risk girls to learn about horsemanship and natural sciences.

See the article here.

New Barn at Taking The Reins Needs Your Support.

Your donations to our capital campaign mean that our horses will have a new home and our girls will have a safe, dry place to learn and grow.