Horses from RDA get in on CNY celebrations with special Lo Hei

Horses from the Riding for the Disabled Association Singapore (RDA) Centre gathered for a special Lo Hei to ring in the year of the rooster.

Amorcita, Casper, Smacka and Glow gathered around a table set up with a special Yu Sheng made of hay.

Because it is the year of the rooster, a rooster, hen and chick joined in the celebrations as well.

Some beneficiaries and volunteers tossed the prosperity salad to usher in the lucky new year.

RDA Singapore is the only organisation in Singapore that provides Horse Riding therapy (Equine Assisted Therapy & Hippotherapy) to people with disabilities. 

Horses provide  a tool for physical therapy, emotional growth, and cognitive improvement, in a unique format that is fun, exhilarating, and sometimes has the power to change a person’s perspective on life.

Besides the physical benefits derived from therapeutic riding, the contact with the animal is a powerful experience, and the strong bond that is sometimes experienced often has a profound, uplifting effect on people who are troubled or suffering.

The association is seeking for 'hongbao' from the public to help with Lukas, one of their horses who had to be hospitalised after getting into an accident trying to jump into the paddock last September.

His 13-year-old rider Malcolm, who is autistic, is appealing for help.

Find out how you can contribute here.