This Old Horse, Inc.
Waiver And Informed Consent To Participate In Equestrian Activities
State of Minnesota Equine Liability Form Rev 2004
NOTICE: Please read this document. Signing or acknowledging review of this document affirms that you have read it and understand it in its entirety. The Equine Activity Liability laws of the State of Minnesota, Ch. 604A.12 Subdivision 2, requires the following notice:
NOTICE OF INHERENT RISKS: Equines have the propensity to behave in ways that may result in injury, harm or death to persons on or around the equine; have unpredictable reactions to such things as sounds, sudden movement and unfamiliar objects, persons or other animals; are susceptible to certain hazards such as surface or subsurface conditions, collisions with other equines or objects; propensities include kicking, biting, stamping, stumbling, rearing, and others; tack equipment can fail resulting in falling or loss of control; and activities have the potential of a participant to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to injury to the participant or others, such as failing to maintain control over the equine or not acting within the participant’s ability. Equine activities are INHERENTLY DANGEROUS.
WAIVER AND INFORMED CONSENT TO PARTICIPATE
I, the undersigned, having read and understood the content of this document, agree and consent to the provisions contained herein. It is my intention and desire to participate in equestrian-related activities including but not limited to, riding, horse-handling or being present at equestrian activities as an observer or other activity related, however slight, to equestrian activities at events held at This Old Horse owned or leased facilities and their foster host facilities.
I hereby acknowledge that I am fully aware of the nature, purpose and risks of equine activities. I acknowledge that these activities are potentially dangerous and that I voluntarily accept any of the inherent risks involved. In consideration for my being permitted to take part in these activities, I agree to be bound by the rules and to obey the directions of the owners. I agree to release, hold harmless, and keep indemnified This Old Horse, Inc., its Directors, Nancy Turner, and Thomas Rhode from and against all claims, actions, costs, expenses and demands in respect to death, injury, loss or damage to my person or property, howsoever caused, arising out of or in connection with my taking part in these events even if the same may have been contributed to or occasioned by the negligence of the said body or any of its agents, servants, or representatives. It is understood and agreed that this agreement is to be binding upon myself, my heirs, executors and assigns under the laws of the State of Minnesota related to Equine Activity Liability.
I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A LEGAL DOCUMENT. I HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD THIS RELEASE AND I UNDERSTAND ALL ITS TERMS. I EXECUTE IT VOLUNTARILY AND WITH FULL KNOWLEDGE OF ITS MEANING AND SIGNFICANCE. I HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH EQUINE RELATED ACTIVITIES.