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Trailering In/haul in riders

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  • Trailering In/haul in riders

    Wondering if anyone has experience/advice/successful policies regarding people trailering in to ride on your land? The stable/club I work at has trail horses, but a limited number. I'd like to get insight into the legality/liability issues that would arise if we were to consider letting riders or possibly even another professional trail program bring in their horses for larger rides. We have coverage for riders, accidents, boarding, and policies on our horses. Does anyone else have outside riders that bring their horses in, or allow a professional to use their land/facilities? I'm wondering if I'll be looking at at a contract for professionals, and then an extra waiver that encompasses individual's personal horses as well? Just wanted to start some dialogue/get some insight!

  • #2
    This is something that is a very local issue. Your State law (statutory and common) lays down the basics on liability but you local "community practices" can affect how that State law is applied. You really DO need to consult with a local attorney 'cause things can be all over the map on this and you're playing with real money when you let other people ride on your property.

    Mangalarga Marchador: Uma Raça, Uma Paixão


    • #3
      OP, are you thinking about private riders paying a drop in fee to ride on your land? Or are you talking about partnering with a dude string hourly rental business to operate on your property?

      Are you already running such a program at this facility with your "limited number of trail horses?" Would the outside dude string take away that business or cooperate?

      What kind of land do you have?

      I trailer out to ride at a local municpal horse park where a dude string operates. He brings in a stock truck full of horses, ties them to the hitching posts, and there's a steady stream of customers driving in and heading off on hourly rides.

      This is a quiet well run operation and pleasant to be around. However even so I would not particularly want this operating out of my home barn unless we were getting a substantial payout. You will have constant traffic every day in summer.

      If you went that route, you would want to check with your insurers about operating a business and make sure your dude string partner is fully insured to your insurers specifications.

      As far as drop in private riders, you need again to see what your insurance company says, get them to sign waivers and perhaps to carry their own liability.

      For both these scenarios you should talk to your insurance agency. Basically anything can be insured, if you want to pay for it.

      But what kind of land do you have? Around here the dude trail riding companies have access to metro and provincial parks that let the riders get a real back country feel. Do you have miles and miles of interesting trails? Where do your local dude strings operate now?

      As far as drop in for private individuals, how nice or special is your land? Can people school on a cross country field and then go for a really nice trail ride? Are you the biggest lans holder in a suburban area? Or are there lots of back country opportunities nearby?

      Finally if you are a club you might need to tweak membership categories and bylaws and convince your membership to go along with the idea.

      Also why would someone pay a drop in fee rather than just become a member?


      • #4
        I worked for a farm that was occasionally rented out for other clubs etc to hold events. I believe anytime that happened we both required every participant to sign our waiver and that the club provide us with a certificate of insurance with the farm named as an additional holder. We also paid a small extra premium (the amount of which we added to our rental fees) to our insurance company for the extras that holding an event entailed.
        "You'll never see yourself in the mirror with your eyes closed"