WARRNAMBOOL'S Riding for Disabled Association (RDA) will be severely impacted if Rundells Trail Rides is no longer viable.
The future of the business is under a cloud of doubt after owner Sandra Wilson was told she was no longer allowed to access the Hoon Hill track.
RDA vice treasurer and grants officer Michael McCluskey said the association provided hands-on contact with horses for children and adults who struggle with more adversity in their life than other members of the community.
"Our RDA branch has an alliance with Rundells whereby they accommodate and pay for the feed and other expensive care needs of our horses and ponies," Mr McCluskey said.
"This saves the RDA over $5000 per annum in costs."
Mr McCluskey said RDA received no direct government funding and relied heavily on support from community groups and foundations.
"Finding extra thousands of dollars on a yearly basis could be extremely hard to manage."
Mr McCluskey said the alliance with Rundell's also lowered the demands on RDA volunteers.
"Because of this alliance we no longer need to roster someone on a daily basis to check on and feed our horses," he said.
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