Our Equine Therapy Programs


Reins of Life is proud to offer the following programs:

  • ROL offers therapeutic horseback riding to children and young adults ages 2-25 with special needs such as autism, cerebral palsy, Downs syndrome, spinal bifida, and developmental delays.
  • Equestrian riding skills are taught to our riders in a safe, secure, caring environment.
  • Additionally, Reins of Life helps riders with other life challenges such as dealing with the loss of a family member, pet, friend, a difficult situation at school, or social skills issues.
  • Reins of Life offers a unique Sibling Riding program, where siblings can experience the thrill of horseback riding together, when other physical activities may not be suitable. Siblings learn to ride and share an enjoyable and physical activity when other activities, like soccer, tennis, baseball, karate or dance are limiting due to the special challenges involved of the individual.

Reins of Life, Inc.


Incorporated in 1993 as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation, Reins of Life proudly celebrates 24 years of service to children and adults with special needs as well as life challenges throughout the Delaware Valley and beyond.                                                                                 

Founding Director: Judy Freedman Hendrickson
113 Crestwood Road
Landenberg, PA 19350
Phone: 610-274-3300
Mobile: 610-724-5305



Reins of Life is a recipient in the Donor Option Program of the United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania. Donors can designate a gift to Reins of Life through the United Way, specifying "Specific Care Option" -  #5089 Reins of Life.

Please contact your employer and find out if your company participates in the Donor Option Program of United Way. Be sure to specify United Way of Southeastern PA, along with the Reins of Life donor code number #5089 so that your funds will be delegated to Reins of Life. Donations through United Way outside of Southeastern PA, can also be made, as long as mention of SE PA, and our code number are clearly specified.

What makes Reins of Life Unique for Equine Therapy?

  • Reins of Life launched its therapeutic riding program in 1993, becoming one of the first Chester County programs of its kind.
  • 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 it's own property, 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 24 years