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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?
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.
Thank you for the advice!
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.
Just an fyi, a release will not prevent someone from suing you, unfortunately.
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^^ exactly. Or suing the BO.
Unfortunately, most of these are mot worth the paper they are on. Makes us feel better tho.
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