Horse riding

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    Jan 25, 2009 4:51 PM GMT
    Hello.
    Im curious.
    I have never been horse riding, but i would really love to give it a go. Does anyone in London have any pointers for when and where i should go, or even better, any farmy people with horses who would be interested in having a chat?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 02, 2009 3:11 AM GMT
    I taught horsemanship from 9th grade until after law school. Its wonderful.
    I'd ask questions before you go riding.. lots of questions about liability, the horse you will be riding and the course you will be riding on.

    I hope you have fun... I would!!
  • cowboyupnorth

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    Feb 02, 2009 3:42 AM GMT
    HndsmKansan said
    I'd ask questions before you go riding.. lots of questions about liability, the horse you will be riding and the course you will be riding on.


    Spoken like an ambulance attorney. LOL
    Ask me about liability and I will ask you to get the Fu%& my property. The last thing I want on my property is a someone I am offering to help that is interested in liability. Understand that equine activities are risky by nature.That's why we have the Michigan Equine Liability Activity Act posted everywhere.


    Under the Michigan Equine Liability Activity Act, and (sic) equine professional is not liable for an injury to or a death of a participant in an equine activity resulting from an inherent risk of the equine activity.

    Under the EALA, a person engaged in an equine activity cannot bring suit against "an equine activity sponsor, an equine professional, or another person" for injuries "resulting from an inherent risk of an equine activity"


    With that said know the dangers, then go have fun.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 02, 2009 1:00 PM GMT
    cowboyupnorth said
    HndsmKansan said


    Spoken like an ambulance attorney. LOL
    Ask me about liability and I will ask you to get the Fu%& my property. The last thing I want on my property is a someone I am offering to help that is interested in liability. Understand that equine activities are risky by nature.That's why we have the Michigan Equine Liability Activity Act posted everywhere.




    Um, I do have a law degree, perhaps that colors my views on an activity like horseback riding.

    I don't know what the laws are like in Michigan... and probably aren't very concerned about those laws or what you quoted. The reality is, horseback riding is wonderful, but someone risks getting injured. My focus here is on those who go to a horse farm to lease a horse to ride, not "riding down the road with a friend at their home".

    I taught horsemanship for 14 years. My advice here is to do your homework
    by asking questions. If one is leasing a horse, there are legal obligations and ramifications... and maybe on those who (on a personal basis) allow friends or relatives to ride their horses. To merely take the reins and jump up on a horse without asking background is pretty irresponsible.
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    Feb 02, 2009 2:33 PM GMT
    Contrary to ones views, always know your legal aspect to sport that can end up in an injury. Even the best trained horse can spoke at a moments notice.

    So ask questions. Most stable do not have insurance coverage or may require you to sign a waver. Make sure they have a long standing reputation for teaching beginners. that is key for you. That way you can truely learn to ride. Even if only an hours worth of riding you will wlak away wiser.

    My suggestion is plan to go 2-3 times minimum. First couple to learn to ride the horse and the third for maybe like a small trail ride. Where you are out there on the trail in the woods, or field. That is when and where you will expereince the real bond of horseback riding.

    For me it brings back a clarity of a simplier way of life. That the material items are not so important.

    Last make sure you take pictures. We all will want to see them.

    LST...HAVE FUN