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  • What insurance do stuntmen need
  • Stuntman waiver forms and danger

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    07-23-2011, 11:50 AM
Green Broke
An ounce of prevention.....

I would hate for you to regret your trust when you face a million dollar lawsuit. No harm in writing up and having signed and notarized a liability release. The thirty extra minutes it might take you could potentially save you a ton of time, headache, and money later.
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    07-23-2011, 11:51 AM
The above. STRONGLY.

Mum used to teach kids to ride, on a bombproof pony, on lead, in a round pen. Because of all the precautions she took, her insurance was relatively cheap, but they MADE her make all her clients sign a waiver, or she would not be covered. And that was with a comprehensive safety plan, with proper safety gear (helmets, riding boots, toe-stopper stirrups, one kid had half-chaps that her parents bought her), and the kids weren't even allowed near the pony without their helmets on.

To have a horse rearing on command with a rider on board who cannot see properly is much more dangerous than that. YOU MUST HAVE INSURANCE, and any good insurance company will insist that the stuntman sign a waiver.

Don't come crying to us when there's an accident and the stuntman sues you for every cent you're worth. We did warn you.

Edit; also, our insurance, for 1 year, was just under $2k, and covered us for anywhere on the planet, for up to ten million dollars. We had it VERY cheap because of the safety measures we took and the one-on-one lessons, a larger or riskier operation would cost more. But it IS WORTH EVERY CENT.
    08-02-2011, 12:08 PM
If you don't get a waiver you will be making a big mistake, maybe they arent thinking of the dangers that could come from rearing a horse, incuding medical bills that maybe the rider wasn't thinking of before they boarded the horse... Its up to you but I really storngy reccoment having one done for your own good. Its better to be safe then sorry and being sued.
    08-02-2011, 03:46 PM
Green Broke
If you are hiring someone they should have their own insurance in the US anyway. I hired a clinician and he is providing insurance for the clinic attendees
    08-03-2011, 10:30 PM
Churum, Alberta is in Canada - different liability laws.
    08-04-2011, 08:08 AM
Green Broke
Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
Churum, Alberta is in Canada - different liability laws.
Yes I understand that and that is why I made reference that I am in the US and possibly some of the other opinions are people from the US
    08-04-2011, 10:51 AM
Green Broke
Maybe it would be easier to hire someone to film the shots you want & edit them into your film or go to the horse yourself.
    08-04-2011, 11:36 AM
All I can envision right now is a stuntman breaking his legs, saying "Wohoo! Free money!" and then taking advantage of the fact you didn't have a liability waiver in place.

Better safe than sorry.

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