Our Mission & Vision
Taking the Reins encourages girls in Los Angeles to act boldly, with courage and confidence, through experiences with horses at our urban farm.
TTR was founded in 1998 by two horsewomen who recognized the extraordinary potential of an equine-based, educational program for L.A.’s most under-resourced urban girls.
The beauty of horseback riding is that you need to learn how to be in
complete control while at the same time in complete surrender. It’s a condition
that you cannot explain until you have climbed onto the back of a horse and held the reins in your hand.
Through the organic garden seed-to-skillet program, girls learn about organic gardening, healthy cooking, nutrition, and environmental stewardship. The grounds and garden provide a living laboratory where girls learn to make healthier dietary decisions.
Farm Animal Science
of care and feeding, as well as providers of agricultural products, (eggs, goat’s milk, cheese, etc.) and helpers who provide services (barn cats who protect the feed room from rodents, dogs who protect the premises).
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