Kids Rein

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The mission of Kids Rein is to provide therapeutic horseback riding using early intervention techniques to benefit children with special needs.


Kids Rein interacts with the child through different teaching methodologies by using hand-over-hand, one-on-one intensive teaching, speech and verbal behavior, physical exercises, cognitive learning skills, early intervention techniques, social engagement, and social play skills. We play learning games and physical exercises on the back of a horse and the best part is… the kids love it!

Therapeutic Horseback Riding has been widely accepted as a unique and beneficial therapy to many persons with various disabilities. This type of therapy benefits the horse as well as the individual with physical, emotional and learning disabilities. For individuals with disabilities, equine-assisted activities have been shown to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination, motor development as well as emotional well-being. Individuals with almost any cognitive, physical and/or emotional disability can benefit from therapeutic riding. Because horseback riding gently and rhythmically moves the rider’s body in a manner similar to a human gait, riders with physical disabilities often show improvement in flexibility, balance and muscle strength. For individuals with mental or emotional disabilities, the unique relationship formed with the horse can lead to increased confidence, patience and self-esteem.