Don't panic! The discliamer is not worth the paper it is written on. The property owner has a duty of care to anyone who comes on to their property, whether they are invited on, pay to be there, stray on to the property or trespass. If anyone suffers a loss or injury as a consequence of the owners negligence or criminal negligence then they will have a claim against the owner.
A disclaimer would only be effective (well,may be, depending upon what a court made of the particular circumstances) if the property owner had reasonably attended to their duty of care. ie, done everything reasonably within their power to prevent any other preson suffering loss or injury on their property. A disclaimer does not dispense with the owners duty of care.
No one HAS to keep a horse. You are choosing to keep your horses in a place you concider to be dangerous. If you can't house the horses somewhere where they are not at risk then surely they would be better off sold.
25 January 2009 19:02