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    [Judge Rejects Attempt to Claim Damages for Injuries Horse Lover Suffered on Date

    http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/ne...posts?page=54]
    Last edited by Moderator 1; Jul. 15, 2014, 04:12 PM. Reason: removed full text of article

  • #2
    Wow, a judge with common sense!
    <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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    • #3
      *gives judge standing ovation*

      There's no such thing as a 100% bomb-proof horse, lady.
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      • #4
        "Unexpectedly lunged forward"? Do we think that means he bolted, he spooked, or...? I'm having trouble understanding how she fell off.

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        • #5
          Wow! I'm kind of in shock here. Could we be returning to common sense rulings? Are people actually going to be held responsible for their own decisions and behavior? Nah, probably just a fluke. But let's hope not.

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          • #6
            I am guessing Match.com won't be featuring this couple as one of their success stories.

            Good for the judge.
            "I'm not crazy...my mother had me tested"

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            • #7
              can i get an AMEN?!
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              • #8
                Originally posted by caradino View Post
                can i get an AMEN?!
                How about a suthurn-ism: Well Praise the Lord and pass the cornbread!
                <>< Sorrow Looks Back. Worry Looks Around. Faith Looks Up! -- Being negative only makes a difficult journey more difficult. You may be given a cactus, but you don't have to sit on it.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by ChocoMare View Post
                  How about a suthurn-ism: Well Praise the Lord and pass the cornbread!
                  that works too!!
                  Proud member of the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique

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                  • #10
                    perhaps she needs to read the sticky on how to properly execute a "half halt"
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                    • #11
                      Stands up and applauds the judge!

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                      • #12
                        No mention of helmets were involved. If she wasn't, I bet she wishes she was wearing one now! One would think that having as much riding experience as she claimed to have, it would take more than a "lunge forward" to toss her that badly. I mean, even being rusty, the balance and such for riding is like riding a bike...you just don't forget it!

                        Yay for common sense rulings. People need to be responsible for their own actions. Please refer to phrase in my signature below:
                        The only thing the government needs to solve all of its problems is a Council of Common Sense.

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                        • #13
                          Something similar happened to a friend of mine - except date was a man who "grew up riding ponies"; so he tired of the "guest horse" and begged to ride her horse - which was a great foxhunter/trail horse but not quite as quiet as "guest horse" at any rate they were cantering along w/ horse did one of those sideways hops over a small fallen log. Off he goes, knee pops out - old football injury. They never really saw each other much until bumping into each other 2 years later at a cocktail party. A few days later she is served w/ lawsuit papers... 2-3 years and a few lawyers later they go to court. Jury finds in her favor which is great or is it... a lawyer friend (fellow horseperson) represented her but she still chalked up about $20K in attorneys fees

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                          • #14
                            Story doesn't mention if she had to cover his legal fees -- I'm not sure how that works, but I sure hope she did --
                            "I never mind if an adult uses safety stirrups." GM

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                            • #15
                              Good grief....I can't believe she would sue him over that. I can believe that her INSURANCE company would try...as they tried when I fell off my boyfriend's horse on the BO's property and had a pretty serious injury. They wanted to try to sue everyone they could to recoup expenses.

                              Thank goodness for some common sense.
                              A good horseman doesn't have to tell anyone...the horse already knows.

                              Might be a reason, never an excuse...

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                              • #16
                                The scary thing is when the insurance companies get involved, it can be taken out of your hands and they can sue even if you don't want to.

                                It's sad that I can't even let my fiance ride one of my horses on my family's property because we don't have enough liability coverage. Poor guy just bought his own saddle too But until we get the liability insurance figured out, my dad says that he can't ride.
                                The only thing the government needs to solve all of its problems is a Council of Common Sense.

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                                • #17
                                  I like that judge!!!

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                                  • #18
                                    It is a wonder there aren't more accidents like this. Horses are so unpredictable, and people are sometimes so ignorant (including me sometimes, I'll admit). And hardly casual riders wear helmets.

                                    I think it was a good decision.

                                    The thing about her calling for help when she was on the horse and he wouldn't obey her--at that point, there's nothing anybody can do to help you. I mean, I'd call for help to -- that's instinctive; but I wouldn't expect my boyfriend across the field on another horse to be able to control my horse!
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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Nin View Post
                                      The thing about her calling for help when she was on the horse and he wouldn't obey her--at that point, there's nothing anybody can do to help you. I mean, I'd call for help to -- that's instinctive; but I wouldn't expect my boyfriend across the field on another horse to be able to control my horse!
                                      Not to mention screaming, "HELP! HELP!" rarely helps calm a horse down.

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                                      • #20
                                        People need to take responsibility for their own actions. This reminds me of the lawsuit where someone bought hot coffee at a drive-through window and then sued because they spilled the coffee while they were driving and burned themselves.

                                        It is about time.

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