Reins of Rhythm is a riding and horsemanship program based in Shippensburg, PA. We operate as a non-profit organization, and we are in the process of obtaining our tax exemption status.
Our mission is to provide an inclusive environment where able bodied and special need children are educated in all areas of horsemanship and riding as appropriate to help develop a complete equestrian education. Not only are riding skills learned, but also training and handling skills, care of the horse, as well as proper care and use of riding equipment. We provide many events throughout the year to bring both special need children and able bodied children together through the horses. We emphasize safety, education, and FUN! All activities are held in a safe, positive and nurturing environment.
The riding program is open to ages 4 – 18. Riders coming into the program will be assessed to determine how the program can be most beneficial to them. Each of our riders has an individualized lesson plan and goals set for them to best help develop their skills with the horses.
Being involved with horses and riding is beneficial for youth in many ways:
- Promotes Physical Exercise
- Increases Motivation
- Increases Confidence
- Develops Social Skills
- Provides Beneficial Recreation
- Teaches Responsibility and Care
- Creates Interaction
- Improves Coordination and Balance
- Develops Focus
- Provides Muscle Stimulation
- Enhances Coping Skills