What are the liabilities of horses in a nonprofit group? Carrying weapons?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Horse Resources > Horse Law

What are the liabilities of horses in a nonprofit group? Carrying weapons?

This is a discussion on What are the liabilities of horses in a nonprofit group? Carrying weapons? within the Horse Law forums, part of the Horse Resources category
  • Liability inaurance dor equine search and rescue organizations
  • Liabitlity insurance for mounted search and rescue

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-22-2009, 01:02 AM
  #1
Foal
What are the liabilities of horses in a nonprofit group? Carrying weapons?

I am part of a nonprofit group that does security for different events. They started a mounted division a few year ago but never looked into the liabilities of it. We are located in Colorado. Does anyone have any insight on this? They want us to get insurance on our own horses, but I talked to someone about this and the group itself can still be sued...right? And as an official memeber of the group, I would end up paying because there is NO insurance at all.
Now they also want to start carrying guns. Any insight on this?

Thanks in advance for all of your help.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    07-22-2009, 02:16 AM
  #2
Showing
I would have a thorough talk with a local lawyer just to clarify any issues with the liability. And I don't know how it works there, but here, if your horse kicks someone on public property, you are held liable and since you are a part of a group, then the person could hold the group liable too for including a "kicker" horse. As for the laws with carrying firearms, I would visit with your sheriff or chief of police. I believe that in order to carry firearms to enforce laws or do security, you have to qualify and carry some kind of license plus more liability insurance in the case that anyone actually gets shot. Good luck and welcome to the forum.
     
    07-22-2009, 04:23 AM
  #3
Foal
Colorado has several Mounted Search and Rescue Organisations operating within the state. Here is a list and hopefully you can get in touch with one of them to discuss your situation.

Anyone interested in MSAR can find out more information at http://www.ibiblio.org

     
    07-22-2009, 01:21 PM
  #4
Foal
Thanks for your help. It seems we're lucky someone didn't get hurt before. We could have been in so much trouble! I talked to a lawyer and to an insurance company. Technically we are working even though is volunteer so there is no way to get covered. I don't think I'll be taking my horse to that stuff anymore.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new to the group brogan Meet the Community 3 08-06-2008 06:11 AM
New to the group Frog Horse Pictures 5 05-26-2007 09:33 PM
What breed of horsse would be good carrying alot of weight?? First time horse owner Horse Breeds 29 03-30-2007 04:13 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:03 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0