Horseback Riding in Taiwan

A family friend recently got me into Horseback Riding courses in Taichung. I’ve started to set up a Squidoo lens to post information about various clubs (http://www.squidoo.com/TaiwanHorsebackRiding/). I need to call them to complete filling out the info, but its a start. I’d be interested in other folks experiences at various Horseback Riding Clubs in Taiwan, esp. those in/near Taipei and any in the the Shouth or East of the island.

If like me you are an avid horseback rider, Taiwan is not your heaven!
There is a place in Beito, but you can only ride around a circle, no fun.
The people there are so scared that something happens to you that’s it’s not even funny.
The only place I heard of where you can actually ride your horse outside on a pathway or something is Kending, I haven’t checked it out yet, but it’s worth trying.

I’ve heard that the Beach Country Riding Club (http://www.squidoo.com/TaiwanHorsebackRiding/#module1673175) in Danshui allows advanced riders to ride on the beach. I’m not sure how they determine who is advanced enough.

There are two existing threads on this subject. You can find them by doing a site search for the word “Hannover”. If I get annointed “mod” again I will merge the threads.