Our Mission

The purpose of Taking the Reins is to provide space where girls are encouraged to act boldly, with courage and confidence through experiences at our equestrian and gardening facility.

Minutes from downtown Los Angeles, our nonprofit provides an outdoor space where girls are encouraged to Take the Reins of their own growth and futures.

Immersed in the natural environment at our farm and equestrian center, girls learn the four pillars; Confidence, Responsibility, Teamwork and Leadership, all while experiencing the restorative power of nature.


Our Programs

Equestrian Program


The beauty of horseback riding is that you need to learn how to be incomplete 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.

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.

Get Involved With Taking The Reins

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