Straightening Reins is a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit established in 2011 specializing in equine-assisted and interactive therapies designed to improve adolescent and teen mental health and well-being. SRD provides behavioral, educational, and community outreach services to youth and their families in Los Angeles County.
Nestled in the foothills of the Santa Clarita Valley, SRD uses horse-assisted therapy to promote emotional growth in youth. With easy freeway access to the ranch, youth interact with the horses, donkeys, dwarf goats, and chickens. The goal is for youth to understand and appreciate the tranquility and love of our horses and other animals so they can foster and develop life skills necessary to achieve personal and family goals.
EAGALA sets the global standard for Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) and personal development and is the leading international nonprofit association for professionals incorporating horses to address mental health and personal development needs.
SRD ~ Straightening Reins, a public, nonprofit since 2011, is committed to improving the mental well-being of our youth through equine based experiences, by providing community outreach to improve mental health awareness and supply the tools and resources for families to navigate the mental health care system.
We work to foster a stable level of mental health for youth by utilizing equine assisted learning which provides alternatives and positive solutions to develop healthy relationships.
Healing Power of Human & Animal Relationships
Confidential Safe Place
Non Judgmental and Embracing
Positive and Responsive
Teamwork and Mentorship
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