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To our horses, and to many horse people as well, the barn is home. This often simple building is a place of rest, relaxation, and recuperation, of learning and training, of health and security, and of friendship and bonding. But if not built or managed properly, the barn can also become a danger; and even if we try our hardest to be vigilant, accidents and emergencies can and do happen.

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No matter how careful one is around horses, accidents happen. This article will discuss the potential legal liability arising from such situations as well as how to best minimize the risks associated with horse-related activities.

By Margaret Evans - Riding the green trail to a cleaner environment is a Langley, BC entrepreneur who has found a way to recycle horse manure and turn it into pathogen-free animal bedding for use by greenhouse operations as fuel in their burners. For decades, equestrian barns and race tracks have had to deal with horse manure by piling it out the back and having it trucked away to landfills.

By Karen L. Weslowski, LL.B., Litigation Lawyer - Waiver of liability agreements are commonly used in dangerous or high risk sports such as horseback riding. The intent is to transfer liability for injuries from the organizer to the participant through a written contract. The article, "Negotiating Risk: The Use & Enforceability of Waivers" contains a detailed discussion of waivers if readers are looking for more information on the subject.

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