1. 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.

  2. Rider agrees to be fully responsible for their own safety while on, near, or off of the Stable’s property. Stable has advised Rider to purchase and wear properly fitted and secured ASTM-standard/SEI-certified protective equestrian headgear when riding or near horses for their own protection.
  3. Rider agrees that participation in events at the Stable include the possible exposure to and illness from infectious diseases including but not limited to MRSA, influenza, and COVID-19. While particular rules and personal discipline may reduce this risk, the risk of serious illness and death does exist.
  4. Rider represents that they are now and will be at all times while on or near the Stable’s property, covered by accident/medical insurance, or that they have sufficient funds to pay for the costs of their own medical care.