Cleaner ride while horsing around in Seymour

Horse riders with a disability will enjoy a better riding experience at Seymour’s Kings Park, thanks to a new tow-and-collect machine purchased by Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA) Seymour with support from Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorships and Donations program.

Members of the Riding for the Disabled Association in Seymour, Victoria

The manure collection machine will ensure a cleaner and less smelly ride for RDA Seymour patrons and recreational riders. All manure collected will also be on-sold to raise much-needed funds for the not-for-profit organisation.

“Our new machine is extremely easy to use as it has no engine. All we need is a special drop connection so we can connect it to the tow bar of any of our cars,” Association Secretary Sally Wilson said.

“It can carry three wheelbarrow loads of manure and is really easy to empty. We will bag up the manure and sell it through one of our volunteers who puts it outside her farm.

“We just have to think of a name to call it now!”

Sally was equally pleased with the generosity of Tow and Collect Seymour, which gave the organisation a detailed demonstration of the new equipment, while offering to service it for free. 

“They even gave us a second set of brushes at no cost!” Sally said.      

RDA Seymour plans to resume riding lessons next year, under a COVID-safe plan set by Mitchell Shire Council and RDA Australia. 

Find out more about Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorships and Donations program here.  

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