SRD ~ Straightening Reins, is a public nonprofit 501(c)(3) foundation, as of 12/15/11, specializing in equine-assisted learning and interactive therapies, focused on at-risk youth and their families in Los Angeles, Kern, and Ventura counties. We support positive choices and infinite possibilities.

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SRD Straightening Reins’ mission is to offer tools, support, and a safe place for adolescents and teens. Using equine-assisted therapeutic programs, we address the emotional challenges facing our youth through experiential learning, self-discovery, and modeling positive choices. With an emphasis on reducing teen suicide, SRD ~ Straightening Reins is a resource for youth, families, schools, and the community at large.


SRD ~ Straightening Reins will show at-risk youth that they have choices, and the choices they make will affect them for the rest of their lives. We will provide behavioral, educational, and community outreach services to youth and their families in the Los Angeles, Kern, and Ventura counties. Specializing in equine-assisted and interactive therapies, SR promotes recovery and resiliency by actively addressing behavioral/emotional problems, substance abuse, violence, child abuse, and communication issues. Effectively supporting our team of professionals and managing our financial resources, producing positive outcomes through evidence-based practices, will ensure high-quality services and care. Our leadership will thrive through our commitment to serve our youth and their families with the most challenging issues facing them and by contributing to the health and prosperity of our communities.

Straightening Reins’ Board of Directors works year-round raising funds to offer opportunities for local youth of families dealing with economic hardships to participate in these programs.

Please call for information regarding available scholarships.

Ranch Phone: (661) 263-9371
Mailing Address: PO Box 1102 Acton, CA 93510