Hestar Ranch Rules

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 The 10 rules are for everybody coming to Hestar Ranch.
Please read and understand all of this before planning on a visit. 

Please call for a appointment before coming to the Ranch. 
 I will like to take some time for you, because I love to have guests and visitors that have interest in getting to know the breed of the Icelandic Horses, so please call me two or three days ahead. 

Everybody coming to Hestar Ranch has to be aware of the inherent risks that naturally occur in visiting a horse ranch and/or being involved in any equine activity and also other activities at the Ranch. You have to be fully aware that this is a working ranch with young horses that grow up here, and that it is not always possible (even if  try hard) to provide a completely safe environment, especially for people that are not used to be around horses and to handle them in a safe way. Horses are not locked up, unless you ask me for that before you show up, so you have to know that they can run and play free. If you do not feel comfortable with that, please ask me to have them in paddocks for the time you are here.

 WARNING: UNDER THE LAW, AN EQUINE PROFESSIONAL IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INSURY TO OR THE DEATH OF A PARTICIPANT IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF EQUINE ACTIVITIES, PURSUANT TO SECTION 13-211-119. COLORADO REVISED STATUS. TITLE 13 ARTILE 21.


1. YOU TAKE ALL AND FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR YOURSELF, YOUR BELOVED ONES AND YOUR BELONGINGS
Therefore every visitor, guest or participant, other horse owner and their companions, he/she have to agree and assume that all and any risks involved in or arising from their presence at Hestar Ranch are at their own responsibility and they have to AGREE NOT TO SUE Hestar Ranch and their people, and hold them and their employees, workers and co-workers, neighbours, other guests, visitors and friends free from all damages of liability for any injury, disability or death  to person or horse, and loss or damage of property arising as a result of your visit at the Ranch, or practicing for or participating in any equine and/or other activity at the Ranch. Every person that arrives at the ranch and likes to try out or ride a horse  or do any other activity at the Ranch like hiking, camping, fishing, biking, use a 4-wheeler, cool off in the river and/or use the facilities at the Ranch and/or stay overnight, has to read our wayver, fill out blank lines, understand it fully and then SIGN AND DEPOSIT THE WAIVER FIRST

2. For boarding a horse, staying overnight or participating in riding activities on your own horse with us, the horse owner will be responsible for his/her horse(s). The horse(s) shall be free from infection and contagious or transmissible disease. Hestar Ranch has the right to refuse any horse, if not in proper health, suspect for problems or dangerous. Should a horse(s) get any illness, disease or get hurt, it will be the horse owners responsibility to care for the horse. Pursuance of liability to another horse owner or Hestar Ranch owner, and their people, employees, workers and co-workers, will not be allowed. 
Important: Current coggins, valid health certificate incl.current shot record with all the vaccinations must be available and shown anytime at request. And have your horse wormed before coming to Hestar Ranch. Please understand that this is important for us, because we are a horse breeding place. Young horses and breeding mares have to be in a safe environment. 
Vaccines: Flue, Rhino, West Nile, Tetanus, Strangles, Sleeping Sickness, are required in addition to shots required by the State of CO.

3. Please stay away from the old buildings and respect our fences, do not touch them and/or go under or over them, 
and be aware that all electric fences are hot and please keep closed gates closed after going through.

4.
Do not feed any horses or other animals, unless you have been asking its owner.

5. No free running dogs on property without permission.

6. Watch your children when visiting, keep them close by you and take full responsibility for all of their behavoir.

7. Long riding pants, closed high top riding shoes or boots and safety helmets with strap must be worn by all riders under 21 years of age, and are strongly recommended for all adults as well. Please have those things with you. No riding without head protection.

8. Absolutely no smoking anytime, no alcoholic drinks anytime during daytime hours at your stay on the premises of the ranch.
 Absolutely no riding or handling horses after consuming alcohol. Also no fishing, no biking, neither hiking. No excessive behaivior anytime.

9. Please clean up after your horse and leave any facility the way you entered it. Also return tools and equipment to their storage areas, and do not use other people's belongings unless getting permission from the owner first. 

10. Please put your garbage in the trash can and drive slowly while approaching and leaving the facility.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE AND OBEY TO ANY OF THIS RULES, 
PLEASE DO NOT VISIT AT THE RANCH.

We will be thankful for your understanding and your respect towards our people and animals.
Monika Meier-Galliker at Hestar Ranch