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post #21 of 28 Old 10-26-2010, 04:16 PM
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It's interesting (and I understand your explanation can't be considered "legal", AB ). So say if someone walks on my property even with "No Trespassing" signs posted and the tree falls on that person and breaks his/her leg he/she can sue me and win? Well, yes in this country you can be sued for anything, but whether you gonna win is a question.



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The equine liability statutes are best upheld in court when you have someone sign a waiver stating they understand the liabilities of equine related activities, and hold harmless the owner/trainer/BO for any and all injuries sustained during the activities.
I'd say it really depends on situation. I remember working at that junky facility (I have stronger words, but I rather keep them), and the idiot owner took trails through the field full of hungry horses. I do remember a case when those horses attacked horses with riders AND got a woman in knee really well. I'd think even signing any doc you still can sue and win. Unfortunately enough it didn't go any further.



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Yes kitten, even signing a waiver won't stop some people from suing and possibly winning.

I'd say even though the woman signed a waiver, she certainly had a good case. Deliberately putting someone in harm's way by gross negligence negates any waiver they may have signed.

Equine professionals are still supposed to show due diligence.
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It's interesting (and I understand your explanation can't be considered "legal", AB ). So say if someone walks on my property even with "No Trespassing" signs posted and the tree falls on that person and breaks his/her leg he/she can sue me and win? Well, yes in this country you can be sued for anything, but whether you gonna win is a question.

Yes!

Trees, pools, horses, trampolines and I assume other things but those are the three biggies that I know of are considered an attractive nuisance. You have to make sure you keep others safe from your thing. And no, signs that say you are not welcome are not enough in these cases.
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post #25 of 28 Old 10-27-2010, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Its just odd that when we had cows in here my SIL never had anything to do with them.
We have thought of ways to divide the land up to better fit the need. Id like to divide it up where the horse would be closer to the part where my house is, it would be very hard to sneak and hand feed him without being seen but he likes to hang out on the upper end because she goes out there.
I think evetually she will get bitten by either the horse or the donkey @ her own hand, literally.
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post #26 of 28 Old 10-27-2010, 04:37 PM
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I'm with the people who said put a sign up. I'd put it right on the fence by her house.

Also, try having a really really nice conversation with her. She probably won't listen, but it can't hurt.

Last of all, teach Dozer that biting you is NOT ok. I hand feed my horses all the time and have never been bitten or had one of them attempt to bite me. I also play with Soda's lips because he loves it. He's a nibbly horse (ropes, gates, reins, etc) that will lick my hands like crazy and groom my back, leg, and hair but he has NEVER tried to bite or nibble on me.
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post #27 of 28 Old 10-27-2010, 05:14 PM
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I feel your pain with the whole her not listening to why you can't hand feed treats.

My bf loves to give my mare treats because she loves sweets. She started getting nibbley towards him and I kept trying to tell him to get after her for it. But he can't get mad at an animal that large because he is scared she'll get mad at him back and hurt him.
Well eventually she figured out she could walk all over him and he went to catch her one day and she reared up right in front him, I was right behind him. I knew he wouldn't do anything about it so I ran at her, grabbed the rope from him on the way by and chased her around the pen a couple times. When she still walked up to me, head down after going crazy woman on her it all clicked.

So maybe you just need to actually show her what the results of her hand feeding the way she is? Or maybe just show her how to hand feed, like if he pushes his nose at her he gets shoved back and how to properly make him wait for his treat?
Have you tried talking to your brother, or your husband/her brother or whoever it is that made her related to you? She might listen to them better.
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post #28 of 28 Old 10-27-2010, 05:21 PM
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To the OP. You can hand feed a horse and not have it become nippy. We hand feed all of our horses and none of them are nippy or bite. You have to let them know it is not acceptable from the beginning.
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