Mission, Vision and History

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Our Mission

To serve individuals with physical, cognitive and emotional disabilities and hardship by providing equine assisted activities and therapies to empower, inspire, nurture and succeed.

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Our Vision

To provide transformative experiences through equine-assisted services to serve the growing needs of the Mid-South community.

Diversity and Inclusion Declaration

Southern Reins is committed in policy, principle, and practice to celebrating diversity, equity, and inclusion for all. We know that diversity drives innovation, equality enhances our corporate culture, and inclusion promotes authenticity. We affirm our commitment to inclusivity in all we do, and embrace the diversity of humankind with ethical responsibility, acceptance, and respect.



Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy was founded in July of 2015 to serve people with disabilities and hardship in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas. Operations originated in Nesbit, MS where the organization began offering equine-assisted services to support the Mid-South community.  

Southern Reins purchased a property located in Collierville, Tennessee in 2018. 

Our facility today sits on 30 acres in the heart of Memphis horse country and includes a 12-stall barn, attached covered riding arena, Crosstie Pavilion, 6 turnout pastures, Learning Center, and administrative building.   

Southern Reins is a charitable non-profit organization, EIN #47-4647784 

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Community Impact

In the greater Memphis area there are 322,690 residents with disabilities age 5-64 who have the opportunity to benefit from equine-assisted services offered by Southern Reins Center for Equine Therapy.


We are the only equestrian facility in the area that exclusively serves individuals with disabilities and hardship in our community. We have adapted the traditional approaches of working with and learning about horses so that our participants can feel the wonder of connection between horse and human. The positive change we see in and out of the arena drives our passion to celebrate the ABILITY of each of our participants.


Working with horses, our program offers children and adults a unique combination of sport and recreation in a safe and nurturing environment to turn struggle into success as they build strength, develop confidence, and learn riding skills to achieve more than they ever dreamed possible. 

Changing lives . . . One ride at a time.