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TITLE LII - ACTIONS, PROCESS, AND SERVICE OF PROCESS

CHAPTER 508 - LIMITATION OF ACTIONS - Section 508:19

Please note that New Hampshire R.S.A. Section 508:19, in essence, recognizes the inherent risks and hazards of equestrian activities that participants should be aware of.

"Inherent risks of equine activities'' means those dangers and conditions which are an integral part of equine activities, including, but not limited to:
(1) The propensity of an equine to behave in ways that may result in injury, harm, or death to persons on or around them.
(2) The unpredictability of an equine's reaction to such things as sounds, sudden movements, and unfamiliar objects, persons, or other animals.
(3) Certain hazards such as surface and subsurface conditions not obvious to the equine participant or not known and reasonably not known by the equine professional or sponsor.
(4) Collisions with other equines or objects that can be reasonably foreseen as a result of normal equine activities.
(5) The potential of a participant to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to injury of the participant or others, such as failing to maintain control over the animal or not acting within the participant's ability; except where said negligence can be reasonably foreseen and the equine professional or sponsor has failed to take any corrective measures.

For more information, please feel free to review:  

http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/rsa/html/lii/508/508-19.htm