I understand that I might be working with severely abused animals and might be assisting in the training or retraining of such animals; that I will be involved in all aspects of animal rescue and the care of rescued animals. I hereby release and hold harmless Olympic Peninsula Equine Network, it’s directors, officers, members, and their heirs, and the owners of any premises where volunteering will take place, from any and all claims, actions, losses, damages, injuries or liability of any nature, including all expenses of litigation, court costs, and attorney’s fees, arising out of, directly or indirectly, my participation in such events or services.
I state that I am of lawful age and legally competent to sign this release, or that I have acquired the written consent of my parents or legal guardian; that I understand the terms are contractual and not mere recitals; and that I have signed this document of my own free act.
The Equine Activity Liability laws of the State of Washington, § RCW 4.24.540 , state among its statutory provisions that “an equine activity sponsor or an equine professional shall not be liable for an injury to or the death of a participant engaged in an equine activity.
WARNING OF INHERENT RISKS
Equine Activity is inherently dangerous and equines have: a) the propensity of the animal to behave in ways that may result in injury, harm, or death to persons on or around them; b) the unpredictability of the animal’s reaction to outside stimulation such as sounds, sudden movement, and unfamiliar objects, persons, or other animals; c) collisions with other animals or objects; d) or the potential of a participant to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to injury to the participant or others, such as failing to maintain control over the animal or not acting within his or her ability.. An equine activity sponsor or 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.
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