The Therapeutic Riding Centre of Taiwan was established in 2000 at the premises of the Vocational Training Center for Mentally Retarded in Jhongli, where the students of this center were offered riding classes for recreational and therapeutic purpose. In 2004 the VTCMR joined forces with the Syin Lu Welfare Foundation to put up the Therapeutic Riding Centre of Taiwan to make its facilities open for more people in need.

Therapeutic Riding
Riding therapy is a special kind pf physical therapy, because it makes use of the horse as a “therapeutically instrument”. Studies have shown that the effects of therapeutic riding are much better than these of traditional physical therapy methods. These effects are not only visible in the physical realm, but also in the emotional.

The Benefits

  1. Development of mobility, balance and coordination
  2. Improvement of muscle tone and strength
  3. Increased concentration and improved learning skills
  4. Independence, integration and a sense of achievement
  5. Development of self confidence and motivation
  6. Improves quality of life by challenging capabilities and instilling a sense of accomplishment and self-esteem

Type of Disabilities

  1. Cerebral Palsy
  2. Multiple sclerosis
  3. Muscular Dystrophy
  4. Autism
  5. Spinal Cord Injuries
  6. Learning Disabilities
  7. Developmental Disabilities
  8. Hearing and Visual Impairments
  9. Post Traumatic Head Injury