Barn rules

Barn rules

Post by Gisela Heimsath-Rhode » Sat, 10 Apr 1993 06:14:51


  Hi everybody,
  my insurance company wants me to put up some barn rules (small barn,
  4 boarders and me) and except for NO SMOKING I am having a tough
  time coming up with some sensible rules. (I don't want to insult anybody
  either). I would appreciate any suggestions from the net.
  Thanks in advance     Gisela

 
 
 

Barn rules

Post by co.. » Sat, 10 Apr 1993 01:00:04


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Quote:
>   Hi everybody,
>   my insurance company wants me to put up some barn rules (small barn,
>   4 boarders and me) and except for NO SMOKING I am having a tough
>   time coming up with some sensible rules. (I don't want to insult anybody
>   either). I would appreciate any suggestions from the net.
>   Thanks in advance     Gisela

How about: No running in barn
           Dogs and children on leash (if you allow dogs and children)
           Helmets required when mounted (ins. co.'s love that one ;-))

I can't seem to think of more, but I need to, as we need to put up rules
to appease our ins. folks too.
Diane C. (who's missing Roxy 'cause she's at the breeders)

 
 
 

Barn rules

Post by KNOPP, SHERR » Sat, 10 Apr 1993 04:45:00


Quote:

>  Hi everybody,
>  my insurance company wants me to put up some barn rules (small barn,
>  4 boarders and me) and except for NO SMOKING I am having a tough
>  time coming up with some sensible rules. (I don't want to insult anybody
>  either). I would appreciate any suggestions from the net.
>  Thanks in advance     Gisela

I live in Mass. and my barn doesn't exactly have rules posted (except
for "Clean Up After Your Horse" in the grooming bay), but it does, for
insurance purposes, have a two mandatory legal notices posted in
prominent locations.  One is a notice that Riding is a risky activity
that may result in serious injury and even death and that people must
ride at thwir own risk.  The other is an outline of emergency procedures
in case of a serious accident with phone numbers for an ambulance.
I'm sorry I don't recall the exact wording, but I believe both notices
are required by Mass. state law and not just by the insurance company.
The boarding contract has "rules" about keeping your equipment neatly
in its designated place, wearing a helmet at all times when mounted,
not handling or using equipment belonging to others without permission,
abiding by any scheduled pasture hours and riding ring hours, etc.
Also about who's responsible for what in terms of farrier, vet, hay
and grain, etc..  Lesson and board rates are clearly posted on the
bulletin board.  It's a wonderful barn, exquisitely ordered and
organized without being rigid or restrictive.  It's the ONLY place
I've ever been where I can (inadvertantly) leave a nice pair of
crochet-backed leather gloves in the grooming bay or a carrot that
I forgot to give my horse and have them both be there the next day
when I come back!

Sherron Knopp

Williamstown, MA

 
 
 

Barn rules

Post by Dan Sugals » Sat, 10 Apr 1993 08:58:49

No Smoking
No running
No feeding of horses without permission of owner
All horses must have a halter and lead rope
Leads/reins must be used when leading horses
Helmets required while mounted
All dogs on leash
Riders leaving the premisis must leave a note with their intended ride plan
Do not use equipment that is not your own without permission

Karen

 
 
 

Barn rules

Post by Michael Dosma » Sat, 10 Apr 1993 13:29:42

We had to do something like this a while back.
Besides no smoking, we had a few reminders like:
  Make sure all gates, doors and stalls are locked before you leave.
  If you bring your dog(s), make sure they are on a leash.
  If you bring your kid(s), make sure they don't wander around or get into other     people's things.
  Just to make sure things were clear, we had boarders provide us with emergency     numbers and their preferred vet.

We never had any problems with any of our boarders, but what the insurance man
  asketh, he gets!

Michael Dosmann

 
 
 

Barn rules

Post by Warner Grana » Sat, 10 Apr 1993 23:22:06

One of my favorite rules that I would like to see when we go to horse
shows is "No Riding in the Barn". I've seen broken bones and destroyed
tack from horses whose riders could not control them in very close
quarters in the barn.  I'm pretty sure the woman who broke her shoulder
wishes this rule had been enforced.

--

804-924-7409

 
 
 

Barn rules

Post by Ruth Va » Sat, 10 Apr 1993 23:44:37


Quote:

>  Hi everybody,
>  my insurance company wants me to put up some barn rules (small barn,
>  4 boarders and me) and except for NO SMOKING I am having a tough
>  time coming up with some sensible rules. (I don't want to insult anybody
>  either). I would appreciate any suggestions from the net.
>  Thanks in advance     Gisela

Keep the tone positive (Do this...) rather than negative (Thou shalt not...)
Our rules include sweeping up immediately after grooming rather than leaving
it while out on a ride, letting the owner feed rather than picking from
the haymow at our leisure (and disturbing the other horses' schedule)l,
wearing head protection (it is in our agreement that we MUST wear head
protection, to protect the owner of the barn against liabilty), when to
ride in which pastures (i.e. during mud season), to avoid turnout in the
riding ring, supervising our horse on cross-ties, picking up brooms and
shovels, not leaving stuff in the aisle, etc. etc. etc.

Just codify the things which you normally do as a matter of courtest, good
taste and for safety.

Ruth
--
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  I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am
    not sure you realize that what you understand is not what I meant.

 
 
 

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Post by Mary Lee Rain » Sun, 11 Apr 1993 02:11:00


|>
|>   Hi everybody,
|>   my insurance company wants me to put up some barn rules (small barn,
|>   4 boarders and me) and except for NO SMOKING I am having a tough
|>   time coming up with some sensible rules. (I don't want to insult anybody
|>   either). I would appreciate any suggestions from the net.
|>   Thanks in advance     Gisela

--

No smoking
No running
No drinking

Mary Lee
Ravenswood Apps
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               //  words Bother me.  Winnie-the-Pooh    **********************
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Barn rules

Post by co.. » Sat, 10 Apr 1993 18:20:32

Quote:


> writes:>
>>   Hi everybody,
>>   my insurance company wants me to put up some barn rules...

     (stuff deleted)
     Gisela

Quote:

> How about: No running in barn
>            Dogs and children on leash (if you allow dogs and children)
>            Helmets required when mounting

As an addendum; since you have a small barn, how about letting your
boarders come up with a few rules that every one can live with
Diane C.
 
 
 

Barn rules

Post by 6175.. » Sat, 10 Apr 1993 21:51:20

Several places I've ridden have required shoes/boots with heels while
riding.
 
 
 

Barn rules

Post by Mary Heal » Sun, 11 Apr 1993 03:30:22


Quote:

>  Hi everybody,
>  my insurance company wants me to put up some barn rules (small barn,
>  4 boarders and me) and except for NO SMOKING I am having a tough
>  time coming up with some sensible rules. (I don't want to insult anybody
>  either). I would appreciate any suggestions from the net.
>  Thanks in advance     Gisela

"Barn hours"?  ("Lights out at 10:30" for example)
"No riding in the aisles" (or stalls)
"Ride at your own risk"

These are things I've seen posted at different barns.  (Depending on
how you and your insurance company feel about dogs, children, and
helmets, rules regarding them may also be posted!)

Mary & Regis

 
 
 

Barn rules

Post by Adrienne Rega » Thu, 15 Apr 1993 01:25:35

Quote:

>>   Hi everybody,
>>   my insurance company wants me to put up some barn rules (small barn,

Our riding club's insurance company requires us to have a "boots and shirts
required" clause.  Don't know what the shirts are for, but the boots are to
protect.  We also have a "must wear helmets while jumping" rule.

Adrienne Regard