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        05-10-2010, 09:57 PM
    Green Broke
    Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
    Off the OP topic, but locking gates is also related to potential liability due to 'attractive nuisances' laws. Horses, like swimming pools, are generally considered 'attractive nuisances' since they attract people (everyone loves horses, especially children) that may not be/are not aware of the dangers, e.g. The attractiveness of petting a horse may lead children to enter a fenced pasture because they don't realize the danger involved with the action. The laws state that the owner must take reasonable care to protect against such dangers, and the more that you do (e.g. Signs, locks, etc), the better you are protecting others from the danger and yourself from potential liability problems.
    That's exactly what my insurance agent said, he even compared it to swimming pools. He had me post signs and padlock the gates, so if someone snuck into my pasture to pet the horses again (which is what had happened, a neighbor snuck into my pasture, tried to lead my foal, and got hurt when my mare knocked her over) it would change the level of liability I would have because the gates were padlocked and signs were posted.
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