Horses Helping Heal Hurting Hearts

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Our Mission

Reins and Rainbows serves children, youth, adults, and families by providing emotional and behavioral support through experiential learning and cognitive behavioral therapy.

Assisted by equine partners who provide stability and unconditional positive regard, a safe and supportive environment is created in which participants learn and practice life skills and behaviors that will enhance the quality of life of the individual, family and the community in which they live.

No person will be denied services based upon race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, financial status, or beliefs.

Reins and Rainbows is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit agency


Reins and Rainbows offers a variety of behavioral health services to individuals and families struggling with life stressors, past trauma, ineffective coping strategies, and emotional dysregulation.

Reins offers individual and family therapy, social-emotional education groups for children and youth, and parenting support for families with behaviorally challenging children/youth.

Reins and Rainbows accepts self and private pay referrals, referrals from the Department of Child Services, Juvenile Probation, Hands of Hope, schools and community resources. 

Services include: 

Therapy – Equine assisted, evidence-based practice                                                                                       
Reins and Rainbows’ offers evidence based behavioral health and trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy for children, youth and their families.  Horses provide participants an opportunity to reflect, experiment, discover, practice, and solidify habits of healthy relationships, coping strategies, self-care and increased self-awareness to move forward on the path of healing. 

Equine assisted learning (EAL)                                                                                                                           
Assisted by their equine partners, participants will use activities, exploration and discovery  in real time to learn and practice age appropriate coping skills, emotional regulation, behavioral modification, and social skills in a safe and enjoyable environment.

Youth programs                                                                                                                                                     
Youth of all ages may participate in workshops emphasizing leadership, personal growth,  confidence and self-esteem.  

Girls and youth women                                                                                                                                     
Beautiful As You Are is a nationally recognized curriculum emphasizing confidence, self esteem and personal growth of our young women and girls who struggle with social competencies, body image, and self-worth.  Education, prevention, and interventions are offered in a safe hands-on environment.

For teachers, youth workers, coaches, parents and foster parents: Workshops are tailored to the goals and objectives of the group. Workshops are offered for 4, 6, and 8 hours with lunch on site. Please call for additional information.

Retreats – Personal, family and group retreats                                                                                             
Wellness, reflection, laughter, learning, and community are the soul of personal and group retreats.  Let us know your thoughts and we will create a memorable experience for you, your family, or your group.  Option for lunch on site. 



Reins and Rainbows is a privately owned agency. We do not accept insurance or Medicaid.  Families seeking therapy services are welcome to file claims with their personal insurance or HSA accounts for reimbursement.                           

Please feel free to inquire about Reins’ low fees and sliding scale here


Handy (pictured here) is one of our therapy horses at Reins. He works with children ages 1-5 who have experienced trauma.

Most of these children do not have words to describe what happened or how they feel; instead they act out their feelings through behaviors. The horses teach these kids what being safe feels like and how to express their feelings.


We are thankful for our therapy horses at Reins.


“Horses are teachers of self-awareness. They are keenly alert, intuitive, emotional, and authentic animals. 

Like humans, horses are social beings that live together in herds with defined hierarchies, roles, responsibilities, and relationships very similar to our family systems.

​Equine-assisted psychotherapy offers the client new opportunities and choices for relationship and emotional growth.” – Joan Rieger, MA LPC