The Benefits of REINS Equine-Assisted Services

REINS has been providing Equine Assisted Services in the Sheboygan and Manitowoc counties for over 40 years. 
Our Equine Therapists provide physical, cognitive, social/ emotional and educational support for our participants through riding and ground based classes.


  • Improves muscle strength and endurance
  • Increases range of motion of joints
  • Improves sitting and standing balance
  • Decreases spasticity; abnormal movements
  • Improves appetite, respiration & circulation
  • Helps improve posture, flexibility & poise
  • Improves hand-eye coordination


  • Teaches spatial relationships, sequential thinking & differentiation
  • Promotes feelings of self-confidence, pride,independence & normality
  • Improves self-control & control of fears
  • Motivates by providing immediate reinforcement for effort
  • Increased interest in self & outside world


  • Promotes social interaction, patience & cooperation
  • Improves listening skills & broadens attention span
  • Teaches new skills & expands awareness
  • Provides an opportunity to make new friends
    while families can “network”
  • Provides a “fun” experience with a purpose


  • Promotes remedial reading
  • Introduces remedial math
  • Improves sequencing, patterning & motor planning