Reins of Life – Therapeutic HouseBack Riding – South Bend IN

Address: 55200 Quince Road
South Bend, IN 46619
Phone: (574) 232-0853 Website:

Therapeutic riding lessons are held during five sessions throughout the year.  Group, semi-private, and private lessons are available for ages 2 years through adults.  Riders undergo a new rider assessment conducted by the Head Instructor to determine goals, interests, and appropriate class placement.  Riders aged 2-3 years are evaluated for private instruction on a case-by-case basis.

Rider Benefits:  Physical

Improved muscle control

Increased balance & strength

Improved cardio-respiratory function


Increased concentration & memory

Improved basic learning skills

Improved communication skills


Improved self-esteem, discipline & courage

Improved interpersonal relationships

Reins of Life’s Miniature Horse Visitation Program brings miniature equines to libraries, schools, hospitals, and rehabilitation centers. Bandit, Rosie, Domino, and Donkey Dar educate people about horses, their value in our society, and the possibilities for their impact on countless lives, while spreading cheer and goodwill wherever they go.  The impact of human-animal contact is well documented and includes benefits for not only individuals living in an isolated environment, but also the employees of the residential facilities who provide their care.  To inquire about scheduling a Mini-Horse Visit, please contact Cathy at (574) 232-0853. 

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