A man has been charged over the theft of fencing items from Wanganui Riding for the Disabled.

The charity suffered a spate of burglaries last December, including the theft of tools belonging to a man who was fixing the fences free of charge.

The owner of the tools was at a second-hand trading store recently and contacted police when he saw his missing tools up for sale.

A 27-year-old Wanganui man was charged with receiving stolen property and will appear in the Whanganui District Court on April 8.

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Riding for the Disabled provides opportunities for people with disabilities to interact with horses.