My BO requires everyone that steps on the property to sign a waiver. Riding or not. And they must be updated every 6-12 months. She would not allow another person to handle my horse until she got permission from me, which is how I would like it to be.
I am picky about who handles my horses, but I didn't used to be this protective. Unfortunately, an incident with someone I considered a friend made me rethink who handled my horses. I had said friend caring for my horse over a weekend. This horse had a terrible eye infection, that needed 6-8 treatments daily. My friend- who loved this horse- said she treated the horse, but when I returned on Monday, the eye was much, much worse (it'd almost been completely healed). I originally thought another horse had kicked mine, until my "friend" stated that, "Since the eye infection looked worse, I'd never be able to sell this horse. So could she have her?" Needless to say, we haven't talked much since then. Thankfully, her infection is completely healed, but that one weekend of no care set us back an entire month and a half.
From now on, my BO knows never to let this girl set foot on her property, and to always question me before giving anyone permission to do anything with my horses.