Reins of Life partners with United Way, O.K. Corral, the school district, and other fantastic partners to bring quality, therapeutic equine programs to Northeast Georgia.

Our Founders

Cheryl & Steve Harris / Reins of Life Founders & Directors

Cheryl and Steve were foster and contract parents for the State of Georgia for fifteen years, serving mostly teenage girls in their home. As a result of this intensive work, they saw first-hand the shortage of quality intervention programs in this rural area. Reins of Life was born out of Cheryl's dream of combining her love for horses and her love for serving children into a program that would benefit both. Cheryl and Steve are certified equine facilitators in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy and received training from O.K. Corral.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide mental, physical, emotional, behavioral, and spiritual healing to individuals in our community by harnessing the powerful connection between horses and people. 

Our programs are designed to address issues such as:

  • Confidence Building
  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Setting and Reaching Goals
  • Spiritual Growth and Learning
  • Communication Skills
  • Anger Management
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Coordination
  • Social Skills
  • Learning Safe, Natural Horsemanship
  • Respect and Appreciation for Nature