Therapeutic Riding (TR) teaches a person with disabilities how to ride a horse while incorporating a wide range of therapeutic goals. Each lesson is designed to meet physical, educational, emotional and/or social skill goals based on the rider’s individual needs.

Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP) is  used to help participant identify,cope, and recover from traumatic events, psychological and mental disorders and addiction.

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Reins of Life staff and instructors recognize that classrooms and their dynamics vary greatly. We work with educators to design a program specifically tailored to the needs of each class. This individualized approach may include utilizing two nationally recognized programs: “Cowboy Poetry” and “Marvelous Minis.”

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Interactive Vaulting is an activity in which the participants perform movements on and around the horse. Our Interactive Vaulting Instructors are certified through Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) in the specialty area of Interactive Vaulting.


Nuzzles & Snuggles is a program held at the Reins of Life facilities. It utilizes horses to interact with people with disabilities for the purpose of education as well as physical, mental, and emotional benefits.

Reins of Life's miniature horse visitation program brings miniature equines to libraries, church groups, schools, hospitals, and assisted living facilities.


Find us: 55200 Quince Road, South Bend, IN 46619;

9375 W. 300 N., Michigan City, IN 46360

Call us: 574-232-0853 (SB), 219-874-7519 (MC)

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