Healing Reins

Equine Assisted Services, Bend, Oregon

Current Job Opportunities:

.Therapeutic Riding Instructor (Full-Time/Part-Time Options)

The position is responsible for teaching equine-assisted activities to children, teens and adults with physical, cognitive, emotional and behavioral challenges in a adaptive riding center environment.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to Polly Cohen, Executive Director at pollyc@healingreins.org.
View Job Description: Therapeutic Riding Instructor

What We Do

Since 1999, Healing Reins has provided equine-assisted strategies designed to help Central Oregonians with varying disabilities and special needs to thrive. With the horse as partner, participants enter a truly integrated therapeutic experience that is proven effective and fun. Through collaboration within the medical community and the assistance of over 100 volunteers, our PATH Int’l (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship) certified staff provides safe and effective rehabilitative services to 190+ children, teens, and adults weekly.

Our Mission

“To heal with horses” by offering nationally accredited, affordable, horse-centered therapies and experiences that bring strength, independence, confidence and joy to Central Oregonians of all ages and abilities

Our Vision

To be the standard of excellence in our industry by providing the highest quality experience to people who are challenged with physical and cognitive disabilities, and/or social, emotional and behavioral health needs.

Who We Serve

Children, Teens, and Adults (ages 4 to 94) with a wide variety of conditions and challenges including (but not limited to):

  • ADD & ADHD
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Genetic Disorders
  • Amputation
  • Cerebral Vascular Accident/Stroke
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Autism
  • Developmental Delay
  • Sensory Integration Disorder
  • Behavioral Challenges
  • Down Syndrome
  • Speech & Communication Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Emotional Trauma
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Please do not hesitate to give us a call to see if our services are a good fit for you, please call 541-382-9410.

How Our Programs Work

Healing Reins is not a typical treatment setting, which is exactly why it works! We partner with clients, caregivers, medical professionals, mental health providers and local agencies to offer a unique team approach to healing and recovery. Professionally certified staff are assisted by 100+ weekly community volunteers who are specially trained to provide safe and effective rehabilitative services. Healing Reins serves 190+ children, teens and adults each week throughout the year and has recently established our own on-site mental health clinic.

Meet our Healing
Herd of Horses

The equine members of our team are hugely important to us and are chosen very carefully. The ideal therapy horse is sound and unflappable, with a been-there-done-that attitude. Our herd members have had careers in dressage, high school equestrian teams, trail riding, ranch work, and more. Miles and experience add up to the quiet, assured horses our participants need.

Meet Them