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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.
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Sending health and happiness!

While we all do our best to keep the most vulnerable among us safe by staying home, the garden and animals of TTR are flourishing and waiting patiently for their kids to return! We hope you are all healthy and we look forward to resuming programming soon!

Taking the Reins Programming includes:

Equestrian knowledge and riding

Seed-to-Skillet Garden & Nutrition skills

Animal Husbandry & farm animal science

One time gift

Supporting Taking the Reins with a one time gift is greatly appreciated. You can help TTR finish the new barn or support a child, horse or barn animal. Many donors choose to sponsor a girl or animal for one session, which is $500.00 every six weeks.

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. Whatever you choose, you can rest assured your gift will have a positive affect on the life of a young woman.

Corporate Giving; Foundations and Trusts

Many corporations will offer to match monetary gifts you make to non-profits. Ask your company today! Also, if you have or are affiliated with a foundation or trust, larger gifts make a long term difference in the lives of under served girls in the Los Angeles Basin. 

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.