Riding Emphasizing Individual Needs and Strengths

Changing lives one ride at a time

aka REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program   |   Bonsall, CA   |  www.reinsprogram.org

Mission

Our mission is to support the physical, mental and emotional health of disabled children and adults with equine-assisted activities.

Ruling year info

1984

Executive Director

Mrs. Deborah Shinner

Main address

PO Box 1283

Bonsall, CA 92003 USA

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EIN

33-0035455

NTEE code info

Health - General and Rehabilitative N.E.C. (E99)

Birth Defects (G20)

Autism (G84)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We are continually striving to improve our unique form of therapy. Our greatest challenge is that we pride ourselves on never turning anyone away due to financial hardship. Given that, we face the challenge of securing adequate funds each year without raiding the minimal fee we charge the families. (less than 25% of actual cost).

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program

REINS currently serves 200 students ages 2 to 80 with various disabilities such as Cerebral Palsy, Autism, Down Syndrome, Angelman's Syndrome, Speech delays, ADHD, Hearing impaired, Multiple Sclerosis, etc.

Population(s) Served
People with physical disabilities
People with intellectual disabilities

Where we work

Awards

Non Profit of the Year 2019

State of California

Affiliations & memberships

California Non Profit of the Year 2019

PATH International 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

People with disabilities

Related Program

REINS Therapeutic Horsemanship Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Our mission is to support the physical, mental and emotional health of disabled children and adults with therapeutic equine-assisted activities.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our program aims to provide an intense form of therapy for children and adults with a wide range of disabilities through the use of closely supervised horseback riding. We work to build muscle tone, coordination, strength, and overall well-being through our riding lessons. REINS has grown over the last 35 years to enhance the overall quality of lives of those with disabilities.

Our strategy to continue offering 200 weekly therapeutic horseback riding lessons is to fund raise the necessary income to keep feeding our horses, paying our staffs' salaries, continuing our education in the field, and maintaining our 10-acre facility.

We have a dedicated development team that is constantly working on making sure we have the budget to continue doing what we do. We are always researching new grant opportunities, planning for our 4 major fundraisers throughout the year, speaking at community events, and making sure that we are maximizing every donation received.

REINS has been open for over 35 years, and we plan to do everything we can to make sure it continues to serve our community for years yo come. We have grown from having only a handful of students, to the number we see today. We have also accomplished many goals to ensure our longevity such as; paying off our mortgage building a new barn to house our horses, maintaining a savings for lean times. Simply, becoming a staple in our community. We will continue to make improvements on our property. We have install solar at the facility, reinforced our bridge access to the ranch and upgraded all electrical to reduce dangers in fire season. We will continue to fund raise to keep program costs low for our clients, and continue to make sure our horses receive the best care possible!

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Case management notes, Community meetings/Town halls, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We surveyed and spoke with our families through the pandemic. At their request, we developed and implemented all the necessary protocol and precautions so that we could remain open and provide this valuable therapy to the disabled community during such a challenging time. Families expressed to us that the special needs community could not exist without the in-person services that are part of the health and mental well being. With a diligent staff and team of volunteers, we have been able adapt to successfully provide our service.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Riding Emphasizing Individual Needs and Strengths

Board of directors
as of 4/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jim Betz

Betz Concrete Inc.

Kim Carlson

The Elite Home Group

Tad Bender

Creekside Veterinary

Lou Riddle

Riddle Construction

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/12/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/12/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.