What Is Therapeutic Riding?

The Program:  Stretching mind and muscles, therapeutic horseback riding produces remarkable benefits, and is recognized as one of the most progressive forms of therapy gaining recognition world-wide. The warmth and rhythmic movement of the horse provides numerous physical benefits.

Improved: gross and fine motor skills, self-awareness, body strength, balance, and coordination

The feeling of mobility and being able to control such a large animal provides psychological benefits leading to a feeling of satisfaction and accomplishment.

Increased: independence, self image, confidence, attention span, and motivation

Children with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, autism, spina bifida, Angel man syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, as well as those with learning disabilities, hearing or visual impairments benefit from therapeutic horseback riding.


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 25 years