Our Mission:

Advancing Girl Power through Horsepower!

Our Vision

Taking the Reins is dedicated to helping historically underserved girls in Los Angeles learn how to navigate their growth and futures by creating an environment for exploration and learning.

Caring for our horse herd, tending to our flocks of chickens and ducks, keeping our warren of bunnies safe and happy, and planting and harvesting in our garden are all examples of how students learn the four pillars of Confidence, Leadership, Responsibility and Teamwork at TTR. 

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.

Animal Husbandry


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.

Get Involved With Taking The Reins

Your donation to Taking The Reins helps empower girls in Los Angeles to move forward in their lives.