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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
7. Long riding pants, closed high top riding shoes
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,
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
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