About Reins of Rhythm

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Reins of Rhythm is a riding and horsemanship program based in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. We are a non-profit organization reaching out to local young people, joining able-bodied, special needs, and disadvantaged youth in a shared love and appreciation for horses as athletes, companions, and therapy partners.

Our mission is to embrace every young person that joins our program and to identify how the program can most benefit each child.  For all of our riders, this entails learning equestrian skills including riding, handling, and caring for horses while developing athleticism, responsibility, and respect for another living creature.  For many riders, this means engaging in an activity plan that we design precisely to target their specific physical weaknesses or cognitive disabilities.  For others, this means experiencing the opportunity to learn to trust another and progress to building relationships in a healthy environment.  Regardless of their individual situation, all of our riders are encouraged to develop a range of skills, build healthy relationships, and have lots of fun in a positive and nurturing environment.

The riding program welcomes youth ages 4 – 18.  Our instructors work closely with each rider, developing an individualized lesson plan and setting personal goals tailored to each youth’s needs and interests, and all of our riders are encouraged to participate in the many fun group activities that we host each year.

Some of the many benefits of equine assisted activities include:

  • 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

Reins of Rhythm Riding & Horsemanship is located at:

4035 McClays Mill Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257

Donor Spotlight:

Reins of Rhythm would like to thank Linda and Rocky Pines Miniature Horses and Tack Shop of Chambersburg, PA for their generous donation of tack for our newest members of the team; Charlie and Jesse.


Reins of Rhythm would like to thank Nasco Farm and Ranch for their generous donation of tack and grooming equipment. We are grateful for generous corporate sponsors like these.


Thank you to Chick’s Saddlery for the gift of a gift card that they recently donated to Reins of Rhythm!


Reins of Rhythm would like to thank Cramer Insurance Agency of Shippensburg for their generous support of our program.


Reins of Rhythm would also like to thank Art and Madeline Phifer at Maddie’s Mini Horse Tack for their generous donation of tack supplies to help us tack up the newest and smallest members of our horse family: Charlie and Jessie!


Contact us if you would like to make a donation and have your business be displayed here! We will display your business for 30 days here on the homepage and we will add your website link to our links page. 

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