Mission, Vision and History
Southern Reins is a place where small victories are pivotal achievements.
People who use wheelchairs and walkers are able to walk tall in the saddle – looking down at everyone else atop their favorite therapy horse.
Riders with autism who do not want to touch or be touched reach willingly to gently pat their horse’s neck and mane – making a connection far beyond any words that can be spoken.
And for the girl with cerebral palsy, who was unable to brush her teeth or change her clothes, she is now able to do those small tasks we take for granted for the first time in her 21 years – just from riding a horse at Southern Reins.
Those are matchless moments that happen every day for our participants, and they define and drive us to follow our mission so that more people have the opportunity to achieve, aspire and amaze.