I acknowledge and accept that horseback riding and activities related thereto, involve the risk of personal injury. By my signature, (and, in case of a minor, the parent's or guardian's signature), they and I, hereby waive all rights, if any claims, causes of action and lawsuits against Cornerstone Ranch LLC, Susan Connell, her family, heirs, executors, legal representatives, administrators, successors, assigns, guests, employees, volunteers, or agents affiliated with any of them in any manner (collectively, herein "Cornerstone Ranch"), for any injury, liability or damages which may occur while riding any horse, whether leased or owned by me or by any other person, or for any injury or damages which may occur while participating in any activity related to horseback riding. I agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Cornerstone Ranch or any person or entity whose land a horseback ride crosses, for any accident, injury, or loss that might occur, and free such persons from all liability for such injury or loss. I understand that horseback riding always involves danger and I ride at my own risk.
I understand that horseback riding involves being in remote areas for extended periods of time, far from communications, transportation, and medical facilities; that these areas have many natural and man-made hazards which horseback riders cannot anticipate, identify, modify, or eliminate; that horses can be excitable, difficult to control, and unpredictable; and that accidents can happen to anyone at any time. I further understand that horseback riding involves such things as crossing creeks, galloping over uneven terrain, and being in strange places under adverse weather conditions which could result in injury to me and the horse I am riding. I acknowledge that accidental injuries have occurred in the past involving horses owned by or stabled by Cornerstone Ranch.
I agree to take full responsibility for myself and the animal I am riding. I am aware that wearing a certified safety helmet is a good preventative measure against head injury, and further understand that helmets are required for all riders. My signature below constitutes acceptance of the above terms and conditions. I have read and fully understand this liability release.
Medical Release Horse/Rider
I further agree to allow and be financially responsible for any necessary emergency medical treatment by any available physician at any available medical institution in the event of my injury or illness. I have read and understand this liability release.
Under Massachusetts law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to, or the death of, a participant in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities, pursuant to section 2D of chapter 128 of the General Laws.
Dated: January 28, 2023