This year, Pony Club celebrates its 80th year in Australia, but with the worst drought in 160 years and rising feed costs, horse ownership has become further out of reach than ever for its families.
Julie Harmer's three daughters are the third generation in the family to be part of Pony Club.
But times are tough for the Harmers, who live in drought-stricken Merbein in north-west Victoria.
They have been hit by exorbitant feed prices after local hay supplies ran out and transportation costs doubled.
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Article written by: Jennifer Douglas