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The Evil Equestrian Lobby

Sign seen at the place we went horseback riding:

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8 Responses to “The Evil Equestrian Lobby”

  1. Shootin' Buddy Says:

    Civil immunity?

    Cool, now you just need the same thing for gun ranges!

    How is the horse lobby stronger than the gun lobby down there?

  2. JKB Says:

    It’s for the children. Without the indemnity, no one in their right mind would run a riding stables and let other people’s kids near their horses.

    How about a range where you shoot from the saddle. The on the gallop.

  3. SPQR Says:

    Same deal in Colorado. Near absolute immunity.

  4. Thomas Says:

    Same thing in Washington state.

  5. mikee Says:

    Same in Texas. Vernon’s Texas Statutes and Codes Annotated Currentness . Civil Practice and Remedies Code. Title 4. Liability in Tort. Chapter 87. Liability Arising from Equine Activities or Livestock Shows.

    Of course, we do our best to stay on the horses, rather than fall off. You can get hurt falling off a horse.

  6. mikee Says:

    Same in Texas. Vernon’s Texas Statutes and Codes Title 4. Liability in Tort. Chapter 87. Liability Arising from Equine Activities or Livestock Shows.

    Of course, we do our best to stay on the horses, rather than fall off. You can get hurt falling off a horse.

  7. Sean Sorrentino Says:

    I sat through a law class once where the guy explained that things like this were a result of a court case that held that even if the guide made a mistake, rock climbing was an activity that was inherently dangerous, and anyone who engages in it knows that there is a significant chance of death.

    Same goes with horses. Anyone who has been around horses for 10 minutes knows that they are unlikely to listen to reason (or even multiple blows to the head) right after a tree branch attempts to eat them. Or a snake tries to eat them. Or a cow tries to eat them.

    Yet still, for some unknown reason, well heeled Mommies and Daddies think that the saddled back of this overgrown white-tailed deer is a perfectly safe place to put Muffie or Chip. The sign reminds them that when the inevitable happens and Muffie (or Chip) lands awkwardly on her head, snapping her neck and making her paralyzed for life, the owners of the stable AREN’T GOING TO PAY FOR THE MOTORIZED WHEELCHAIR!!!

    Seems reasonable to me.

  8. Andrew Says:

    My understanding is that the sign is required by state law.

    This exact topic came up a few days ago when discussing an injury at a gun range (in that instance, the gentleman had a bad fall on ice and lost his leg, and was awarded $571,000 for his injury). And how the law, and sign, serves to warn people that they are responsible for themselves.