Equine Spirit Sanctuary
13 Los Caballos Road, Ranchos de Taos, NM 87557    575-758-1212

LIABILITY RELEASE

As a volunteer/client at Equine Spirit Sanctuary, I acknowledge the inherent risks of an equine and/or equestrian therapeutic program. However, I feel that the possible benefits to myself and/or the clients I work with are greater than the risk assumed. I hereby, intending to be legally bound, for myself, my heirs and assigns, executors or administrators waive and release forever all claims for damages against Equine Spirit Sanctuary, its Board of Directors, instructors, therapists, volunteers, and/or employees for any and all injuries and or losses I may sustain while participating in Equine Spirit Sanctuary programs and activities.

Under New Mexico law, an equine professional is not liable for an injury to or the death of a participant or observer in equine activities resulting from the inherent risks of equine activities pursuant to Equine Liability Act SJC / Senate Bill 268.aa1993. New Mexico liability: All activities involving horses, donkeys, mules or ponies have inherent risks for participants. New Mexico law protects operators, owners, trainers, promoters and others from liability for injuries which are the result of an equine animal’s behavior. Use these facilities and/or ride at your own risk.

As a volunteer/client at Equine Spirit Sanctuary, my signature below acknowledges that I have read and understood the liability release as stated above.


CONFIDENTIALITY CLAUSE

All information, written and verbal used in the course of providing therapeutic equine services is to be treated as confidential by all volunteers, instructors, board of directors, and anyone associated with, attending or observing program activities. Your signature acknowledges that the information on client applications as well as verbal instructions for lessons relating to a medical condition is not to be discussed or disseminated beyond the actual sessions

Name___________________________________________________________________________________________

Address:_________________________________________________________________________________________

Phone #:_________________________________________________________________________________________

Signature___________________________________________________                     Date___________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature if under 18 years of age

PHOTO/PRESS RELEASE (optional)

I, __________________________________ hereby give consent to have any and all photographs and any other audio/visual materials taken of me for, but not limited to promotional material, educational activities, exhibitions or for any other use for the benefit of Equine Spirit Sanctuary programs and activities and such materials will be the property of Equine Spirit Sanctuary programs and activities.

Signature___________________________________________________                     Date___________________________

Parent/Guardian Signature if under 18 years of age