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post #1 of 8 Old 10-15-2012, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Waiver questions

I want to write up a release of liability for someone else coming out and riding my horses. The horses are on a private property, not at a boarding facility. It's my friend's place. I want to release my friends (property owners) as well as myself (horse owners) from liability.

Do I need 3 signatures (mine, my friend's, the other rider's) on the waiver?

I do have permission from my friends to have someone else come out and ride. I just don't want them (or myself, obviously) getting sued if something happens.

Anyone have advice on what to include?


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post #2 of 8 Old 10-15-2012, 01:43 PM
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Absolutely you need the permission of the barn owner! And, just FYI-they can say no! After all, it is their insurance policy covering anyone there, and the insurance may not allow it, or it may cost a lot extra.

Personally, I have a seperate liability for my horses, it is cheap piece of mind, and be aware that even with a waiver if someone gets hurt, it may not be the actual hurt person who sues. It is their insurance company, which is happening more and more. I don;t risk it. I only have my poilcy for my guy who is at a therapy facility. (which is on top of the policy the facility has that covers me) My husband and I decided years ago that we like our home and want to continue to own it-so NOONE rides my horses.

I don't think the BO has to sign, but it should have their name and/or farm name and say some thing like....

"I ___________ hold harmless and indemnify ____________(farm name or BO) landowner as well as _________(you). I understand that horses are dangerous and engaging in equine activities may lead to injury and or death.....blah blah....

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Absolutely you need the permission of the barn owner! And, just FYI-they can say no! After all, it is their insurance policy covering anyone there, and the insurance may not allow it, or it may cost a lot extra.

Personally, I have a seperate liability for my horses, it is cheap piece of mind, and be aware that even with a waiver if someone gets hurt, it may not be the actual hurt person who sues. It is their insurance company, which is happening more and more. I don;t risk it. I only have my poilcy for my guy who is at a therapy facility. (which is on top of the policy the facility has that covers me) My husband and I decided years ago that we like our home and want to continue to own it-so NOONE rides my horses.

I don't think the BO has to sign, but it should have their name and/or farm name and say some thing like....

"I ___________ hold harmless and indemnify ____________(farm name or BO) landowner as well as _________(you). I understand that horses are dangerous and engaging in equine activities may lead to injury and or death.....blah blah....

Signature and witness.
I think you may have misread the post - I said I already have permission from my friends to let someone else come out and ride. They are not a boarding facility, they are just private people with a farm and they allow me to keep my two horses there. They have 3 horses of their own as well.

Thank you for the advice!


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I keep mine at a friends also, and this is pretty much what she insists on if anyone comes to the farm with me, even if they are not riding.

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Just an fyi, a release will not prevent someone from suing you, unfortunately.
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^^ exactly. Or suing the BO.

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Just an fyi, a release will not prevent someone from suing you, unfortunately.
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I did know this - anyone can sue for anything, but it doesn't mean they'll win. I just want to be prepared.


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Unfortunately, most of these are mot worth the paper they are on. Makes us feel better tho.

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