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  1. #1
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    Default Pasture/ Barn Sign (liability issues)

    I'm moving my horses to a pasture I will be renting which is part of a larger facility.

    All of my horses are insured as well as my barn (modular so it's coming with me) and my tack.

    There is a housing development around the farm, and kids that take lessons. I want to make it very clear to NOT enter my field.

    My horses are friendly but they are large animals. I also have a donkey, and donkey people know how they can be when their herd is threatened.

    I know with dogs these days you don't want to admit aggression on signs like "Beware of Dog", you just put "Dog on Premisses"

    What can I put to warn people to stay out of my pasture and darn well out of my tack room ??



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    Consult a local equine attorney for the proper signage in your area.
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    My local equine attorney charges $400 an hour ... she's worth it.. but for this??



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    Be sure you have purchased Equine Liability insurance for YOUR risk, not just mortality for the horses. Equine liability is not particularly expensive coverage. Unfortunately a location next to a housing development with lots of kids means that you probably have an attractive nuisance. Certainly post signs, but understand that signs alone may not protect you. I would get insurance since it provides legal defense as well as liability coverage.
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    The laws vary on signage and liability by the state you are in. You might ask your equine liability insurance agent what they require, such as a state law appropriate liability sign. You need to secure the gates also.
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    Electric fence. A top wire and a bottom wire, plus one across the gate with the kind of voltage that will make the Pope curse. Just make sure the fence is very very clearly marked with warning signs. Someone will get zapped and the whole community will know. And when a parent asks about the fence, just say you're trying to keep deer and raccoons out. No one will ever know your fence is really for people and dogs
    Oh and do get insurance and the signs.


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    What everyone else has said PLUS LOCK your tackroom! If there are windows in the tack room put bars on the inside so even if they break the window, they still can't get in. I've actually got bars on the inside and outside but the outside is to keep the horses from breaking the window as their paddock is just outside the tack room window.

    If your fencing is board, put electric about 3" above the top and middle rail. I wouldn't do it at the bottom rail so the horses don't get a foot though (yes it can happen). Then definite signage to indicate hot fences.

    Prayer might help also!!!!
    Sue
    Back in my day, we didn't have as many warning labels because people weren't so dang stupid!



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