Do they do any good at all?
Specifically looking for information in Canada (BC), even if you can push me in the right direction (apparently I can't navigate google as well as young adults should be able to )
In essence, I want to know how much a liability waiver or release protects you, the owner, from issues if others are riding your horse. They're all the rage here, but I wonder if they're actually WORTH anything. I'm going to be putting my pony up for lease again this year, but this time to the public, not someone through our ponyclub. We had waivers last year in the lease agreement AND the rider was insured (I will be asking all riders to make sure they're insured) but what if the family wants to bring another kid out for a ride? A sibling, cousin or friend? Should I have any coaches they bring on the property sign something? If the COACH isn't insured, and the kid gets hurt, being as they're on our property and our pony can we be held responsible? What if I'm asked to give a quick lesson (I was asked regularly last year)?
Lots of questions here I know hopefully someone aware of the 'legal side' can help me out, or at least knows of a site they can point me towards. I'll also write up an email to the insurance company that offers coaching and equine liability insurance.