Anyone riding or being near a horse can suffer bodily and other injuries. Among other things, horses are unpredictable by nature. For example, when frightened, angry, or under stress, a horse’s natural instincts are to jump forward or sideways, or run away from danger by trotting or galloping. Horses are also known to kick, buck, rear up, strike, or bite. Horses can do any of these things without warning. All horses are powerful and potentially dangerous.
Riding or being near a horse can expose a person to numerous hazards, which could include, for example: the propensity of a horse to behave in ways that may result in injury, harm or death to persons around them; the unpredictability of a horse’s reaction to sounds, sudden movements, unfamiliar objects, persons, or other animals; certain hazards such as surface or subsurface conditions on, near, or off the Stable’s property; and/or collisions with other horses or objects. Rider understands these risks and dangers inherent in horse/equine activities and agrees to assume them. It is also understand that these are just some of the risks, and Rider agrees to assume others. Rider is not relying on Stable to list all possible risks.