About Reins of Rhythm

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:

Studio Z Cardio Fitness Club of Shippensburg, PA recently won the “Business of the Year” award from the Partnership for Better Health, an organization based in Carlisle, PA.  A component of this award included monetary funds to donate on behalf of their business to a local charity. Amanda Courson, the owner of Studio Z, chose Reins of Rhythm as her recipient. This monetary donation is being given in honor of volunteer, Ruth Gunnett’s, late mother-in-law, Jan Gunnett, and will be used in the scholarship fund that was set up in her name to provide assistance to children in need who can benefit from our program. Thank you Amanda and Studio Z!

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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