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  • Hold harmless waiver simple for barn guests
  • Release of liabiltiy for horse barn visitors

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    01-27-2009, 05:00 PM
Green Broke
Ya I found the waivers in an envelope by our bulletin board :) oops silly me lol
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    01-28-2009, 09:15 PM
i never had to do that.
    02-14-2009, 04:57 PM
I have always had to sign a waiver to ride at a new barn. Likewise any of my guests. I did have a BO a remark because my guest did not ride in a helmet. She was not upset, but just told me that in the future to have them wear one of the schooling helmets if they don't bring one.

I have never heard of a waiver for someone just in the pastures or arena, but I can see the reason for it.
    02-16-2009, 11:20 PM
I always always always have visitors (especially repeat visitors) sign Waivers. -especially- if they intend on riding. I have my Equine Liability sign up by the Barn, Arena, and a third as you come onto the property -and- I have my barn rules posted everywhere I can put them where it won't look overbearing.

Just trying to cover my hiney incase someone gets hurt (i do have insurance too though, lol.. trying to keep my premium low!)

I get increasingly nervous as people I don't know come into the barn, especially if they bring small children or people who arent familiar with horses. If someone came onto the property to watch a friend ride, and suddenly popped open an umbrella for some shade... that could get a rider thrown/hurt/killed.

If I don't for whatever reason make them sign waivers, I will point them to the Liability sign and give them a copy of the barn rules. Im sure they think im a total square, but better that than seeing someone get hurt!

Your Stable Manager probably doesn't know ya well enough to know what kind of people you are bringing out or something along those lines. Some boarder's guests make me more nervous than others, LOL!

Im sorry you had that experience though... I hate the feeling of having someone "dote" over me, or breathe down my neck. I hate being judged like that, LOL! If I want to be judged, i'll pin a number on my back and saddle pad thankyouverymuch!! =)
    04-23-2009, 09:49 AM
Liability Release and Hold Harmless

I handle it like Skippy. Here at our farm we only provide complete boarding services, no lessons or training.
If anyone comes to our farm they must sign a Liability Release and a Hold Harmless Agreeement. We also require children, under the age of 16, to wear protective headgear and appropriate footwear, in addition to being accompanied by a responsible adult at all times, when entering beyond the main gate into a designated "horse area". Our agreements not only cover equine activities but leisure activities as well for accidents, injuries or death resulting from. It also specifically states we are not responsible for vehicles, trailers or equipment on our property. Our Boarders are responsible for their family members, guests and visitors education and behavior.
I am sure I am not the only BO who has cringed at what I have occasionally seen going on at our farm in the past. This is the best -once, I had a boarder's mom come out in red high heel shoes and kind of a red (looked like a negligee outfit to me) thing and try to bring her daughter's horse in from one of the pastures where he was with a dozen other horses. She had no idea what she was doing and it was a miracle she or any of the horses did not get injured as they amassed themselves at the gate negotiating for their spot to pass through. She finally did give up. After numerous other spine-chilling incidents (not quite as exciting or amusing as that one) now, however, I am quite strict. At the main gate is a sign that states "It is our intention to create a safe and fun environment here at *** farm. By passing through this gate, you acknowledge the inherent and serious dangers related to Equine activities. You have signed the required documents and agree to abide by all the rules, exercise good horsemanship, common sense and always work in a safe manner to protect yourself, your horse, other people and animals around you and the equine environment. HAVE FUN AND RIDE."
Somedays I simply yearn for the times when all we had were 2 little signs - "Tackroom" and "Restroom".

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