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free_sprtd 01-16-2009 10:21 PM

Visitor Waiver?
So my BO acts weird whenever I have visitors in the arena with me and Thunder. There is no one else in the arena or barn. He is very cold and unfriendly to everyone and even sort of watches us while he does his chores. It never fails, he always comes out there when I have someone with me. My guests feel uncomfortable and don't usually come to visit too often. They know about horses and we are not screwing around. Could he be feeling uncomfortable because of possible accidents? Do people normally sign a waiver if they visit a barn and working around the horses? Everyone is over 18. I would have asked him, but we haven't run into eachother yet. My bf's cousin is coming out on Sunday to help me with Thunder and don't want to be feeling uncomfortable. I've never had to sign one unless I was taking lessons or working or boarding. Thank you!

Spastic_Dove 01-16-2009 10:27 PM

I have had BOs have me sign a waiver if they were riding, but never for just being around horses. I would talk to your BO and see if that would maybe make him feel better because that would be incredibly annoying to have him watching your every move

Joshie 01-16-2009 10:29 PM

Why don't you just ask him if there's a problem?

free_sprtd 01-16-2009 10:37 PM

I'm going to ask, just haven't been out there enough lately to run into eachother. I never asked before because I never felt comfortable about talking to them.... now we have a bit more open communication.

juju 01-17-2009 06:40 PM

I have never heard of such a thing, but maybe its possible he's worried about insurance? I would ask him.

appylover31803 01-17-2009 08:04 PM

My BO has people that are going to ride or enter the pastures sign a waiver. If you're just going to be watching or be in the barn area you don't have to.

Though at the old place, the only time you had to sign something was when you were riding with them (either lesson or trail ride)

free_sprtd 01-17-2009 08:31 PM

thanks guys! He did bring it up in the past about insurance reasons for when I had a 15 year old out there with me. thanks!!!

Vidaloco 01-17-2009 10:11 PM

You might print this off and take it to your barn. I wondered if the equine liability laws were the same in Oregon as they are in Kansas and they are.
The print in this is hard to read but its pretty informative. I always thought if the sign was posted he should be Ok but it looks like he would need both a sign and written release.
Dispelling Common Myths in the Horse Industry - Part 1

free_sprtd 01-17-2009 11:36 PM

great thanks!!! ill do that cuz tomorrow should be a fun day as long as there's no one breathing down our neck lol

NewHeart 01-27-2009 04:58 PM

Most stables do have a waiver that is signed when boarders have guests out. It is a large liability to the owner of the barn when there are foreign individuals on the property. Age should not matter, if they are over 18 it just means that a parents signature is not needed. If one of your guests were to get injured, or even claim they were injured in any way, your barn owner could face a lawsuit, in turn risking his business. It's a bummer that they feel uncomfortable, but I would contact him before hand at let him know that you will be having a guest and make sure that it is okay with him first. Then perhaps ask him about a waiver?

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