Our Mission

Advancing Girl Power through Horsepower!

Our Vision

Taking the Reins encourages girls to act boldly, with courage and confidence, through experiences with horses at our urban farm.

There’s a place where we want to guide these young girls – 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.

Our Programs

Equestrian Program


The beauty of horseback riding is that you need to learn how to be in complete control while also 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.

Seed-to-Skillet Garden Program


Our Seed-to-Skillet program is a comprehensive gardening program where girls learn to plant, nurture, harvest and then cook their harvest! 

Utilizing a S.T.E.A.M.-based curriculum, girls learn about healthy eating and nutrition, and environmental stewardship in the living laboratory of our 1/4 acre, onsite garden.

Farm Animal Science


Students interact with and learn to care for sheep, rabbits, goats, chickens, ducks, horses, ponies, dogs, and cats!

Girls experience our farm animals as vulnerable beings in need of care and feeding, as well as providers of agricultural products and helpers who provide services.

Learning Center


Our Learning Center offers core participants hands-on S.T.E.A.M.-based classes and experiences.

Additionally,we open our doors and host field trips, tours, workshops, and classes for visiting students from LA schools and other youth non-profits. All of our programs highlight ecology and environmental conservation as students learn to be mindful stewards of our planet.

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