Reins of Life Temporarily Closed

To All of our Reins of Life Friends,

We have come to the difficult decision to close Reins of Life for all lessons due to the impact of the Corona Virus, and will reopen once we receive notice that it is safe to do so. We encourage you to follow our updates on Facebook and our Web Site, but please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions at 610-274-3300.

On behalf of Reins of Life we thank you again for your continued support and look forward to seeing all of you very soon!

Judy Hendrickson

Founding Director

Reins of Life

Giving Tuesday


We are hopeful that Reins of Life will be up and running again soon, helping to bring the “normal” back to our riders, volunteers and horses. In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, at a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people together. Generosity gives everyone power to make a positive change in the lives of others. In response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19, we invite you to join Reins of Life for GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity taking place on May 5, 2020. Will you please join me in raising money for Reins of Life during this time? Your contribution, whether you donate $5 or $500, whether it’s one time or every month, will make a difference. Every little bit helps. Thank you for your support of Reins of Life, and please, if you will, share the information about ROL below with others. Thank you!

Therapeutic Horseback Riding for Children and Adults

Music Video by Julie Elliott





Music Video by Julie Elliott


Benefits of Equine Therapy

Under the supervision of trained personnel, Reins of Life develops the most beneficial therapeutic riding program to meet the needs and goals of our riders. Carefully trained horses, special equipment and procedures are used to ensure each rider's safety. Reins of Life works with people who have cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, spina bifida, Angelman syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, as well as those with learning disabilities, hearing or visual impairments. We also work with a wide range of life challenges, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), anxiety, behavioral issues, substance abuse, and eating disorders.

I Saw A Child


isawachildI saw a child who couldn't walk,
sit on a horse, laugh and talk.
Then ride it through a field of daisies
and yet he could not walk unaided.

I saw a child, no legs below,
sit on a horse and make it go
through woods of green
and places he had never been
to sit and stare,
except from a chair.

I saw a child who could only crawl
mount a horse and sit up tall.
Put it through degrees of paces
and laugh at the wonder in our faces.

I saw a child born into strife.
Take up and hold the reins of life
and that same child was heard to say
Thank God for showing me the way

John Anthony Davies
used with prior permission of the author

What makes Reins of Life Unique for Equine Therapy?

  • Reins of Life launched its therapeutic riding program in 1993, becoming one of the first of its kind in Chester County.
  • Our Chester County program exclusively serves children and adults with special needs as well as life challenges.
  • Our special equestrians never age-out of our riding program.
  • Reins of Life reached a significant milestone in it's organization acquiring our "forever home" in Landenberg, PA.
  • Our property borders 3 states within 10 minutes of each other... PA, MD, DE
  • Reins of Life offers a "Sibling Riding" program
  • Celebrating 26 years