Taking the Reins

3919 1/2 Rigali Ave, Los Angeles, Ca 90039
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Our mission Taking the Reins encourages girls in Los Angeles to act boldly, with courage and confidence, through experiences with horses at our urban farm.
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Taking the Reins Funding and Donations

Taking the Reins Funding and Donations

Taking the Reins

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Instructor Support

In our after school and weekend programs, we need volunteers to help our teachers attend the needs of our students and make sure they and our horses are safe.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Outdoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Riding Program Volunteer

We receive a high frequency of interest regarding our Riding Program. To volunteer in that specific program, you must have past experience working with horses. This includes knowledge of haltering, grooming, hand walking, tacking and bathing so that you may assist our students in this area or work independently on non-program days.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Outdoor
  • Skilled
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Project Days

We host project days to help keep our barn and property in top condition.
  • One-time, Occasional
  • Teens, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10), Families
  • Outdoor
  • None, On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Skill Based Volunteers

We are always interested in individuals volunteering their special skills to help support our organization and Los Angeles girls.
  • One-time, Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Skilled
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
Items we need now


For Our Horses:
  • Carrots
  • Fleece Cooler
  • Fly Spray
  • Grooming Supplies
  • Hoof Picks
  • Hoof Prep
  • Mane n’ Tail Shampoo
  • Scrappers
  • Sponges
  • Supplements (we use senior equine for our older horses)
Hint: A great place to purchase all of these items is Damoor’s Feed & Tack!!! If you mention your purchase is for TTR you will get a 10% discount on your  in-store item!!!  
For Our Barn and Garden:
  • All-purpose Wheel Barrel
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Gardening Gloves
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Pitchforks
  • Rakes
For Our Girls:
  • Arts and Crafts supplies
  • Gift certificate arts & crafts stores
  • Wishlist – Amazon, etc
How you help Taking the Reins survives because of the generosity of people’s time. In fifteen years, Taking the Reins (TTR) has served more than 1,000 girls, empowering them to be strong, confident, and courageous.
About us Taking the Reins is a community-based 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization serving adolescent girls in Los Angeles. Our programs teach life skills to middle- and high-school girls primarily through horse care and riding. In addition to our Equestrian Program, girls can participate in our Urban Farming Program. We serve girls from schools and organizations in the local community and provide positive, nurturing activities. Our programs are offered at no, or very low, cost to our participants.
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