Posted April 30, 2012
Horse riders have rejected claims that allowing the activity in more national parks in south east New South Wales will devastate the land.
The Greens have slammed the State Government's draft strategy for horse riding in national parks and reserves.
The party says the plan will open up parts of the Wadbilliga and Kosciuszko National Parks to riding, which could spread weeds and damage the landscape.
Endurance rider Fiona Mellor is part of a state advisory council exploring the issue, and says the impacts of horses are minimal.
"We've seen a gradual turnaround in attitude, and a realisation that the so called impacts from horse riders are negligible," she said.