I, the undersigned hereby acknowledge that I have voluntarily applied to engage in an activity of horseback riding with Martin & Tammy Ellis dba MT Ranch.

I understand that animals are unpredictable and that the risk of injury is inherent to the activity. I agree to assume all risks of injury or death caused by horseback riding, whatever the cause, except as provided by law. I understand that horseback riding involves numerous risks, including loss of control, collisions, and obstacles, whether they are obvious or not obvious. I and/or my family further understand that an animal, irrespective of its training and usual past behavior and characteristics,  may act or react unexpectedly or unpredictably at times, and I also assume such risks.

I understand that I may encounter variation in terrain, which may result in injury or damages. I acknowledge that these are my responsibility, and I assume the risk for these hazards whether they are obvious or not obvious, man-made or natural.

As consideration for being permitted by MT Ranch to engage in the activity of horseback riding, I do hereby waive any claim and release MT Ranch and all owners, officers, members, affiliated organizations, landowners, agents, and/or employees for any injury or death caused by or resulting from my participation in the activity of horseback riding. This contract shall be legally binding upon me, my estate, assigns, legal guardians, and my personal representative.

I have carefully read this agreement and fully understand the concerns. I am aware that I am releasing certain legal rights that I otherwise may have, and I enter into this contract in behalf of myself and/or my family of my own free will.

According to Texas Law Chapter 87 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code, equine activity sponsors, professionals or show participants are not liable for damages, injury, or death resulting from inherent risks associated with equine activities. This law releases liability for the unpredictability of equine animals’ reaction to sounds, sudden movements, or unfamiliar surroundings. The participant cannot hold the event or sponsors  responsible for hazardous conditions negligent acts, and failure of other participants to maintain control over their animals.

THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY. DO NOT SIGN OR INITIAL THIS RELEASE IF YOU DO NOT UNDERSTAND OR DO NOT AGREE WITH ITS TERMS. If under 18 years of age, signature of parent or guardian is required.

I understand that MT Ranch recommends that minors wear a helmet, but I choose to allow my minor child to ride without a helmet.  

                                           _________________________________________________                                                                   Parent or Guardian Signature

Name & Age (if under 18 years old) of Participant:__________________________________Date:_____

Signature of Participant (Parent/guardian if applicable):________________________________________

Acknowledgement of Risk

Acceptance of Responsibility and Release of Liability