PROGRAM SAFETY AND PARTICIPANT CODE OF CONDUCT
This is a hands-on workshop involving ungentled animals. Appropriate participant behavior and the following of instructions by clinicians and staff are critical to program safety. The following safety guidelines will be strictly enforced. Failure to follow these requirements may result in your forfeiting your right to participate inside the pens and to participate in future workshops!
- Safety of participants and animals shall be the first priority at all times.
- ALL participants working in any pens or handling or riding horses whether inside or outside pens shall wear appropriate helmets.
- ALL participants working in any pens or handling or riding horses whether inside or outside pens shall wear appropriate clothing and closed, hard sole shoes or boots.
- No participant shall handle any animal or be in a pen with any animal unless supervised by a Clinician. (This supervision may be delegated to a Clinician Assistant provided a Clinician is supervising on the floor and is aware of the activities taking place.)
- Pen activities may be stopped at any time by any Clinician, workshop staff member or BLM representative. All participants shall immediately exit the pens when requested to do so. (Being requested to stop and exit does not necessarily mean that the participant requested is doing something wrong, but that a safety problem exists somewhere on the floor and activities must stop until safety on the floor is secured.)
- Persons not registered as hands-on participants and/or who have not submitted properly completed release forms shall not be permitted onto the arena floor except for viewing locations and times that are clearly designated
- Children who are not strictly supervised, dogs and other potential disruptions are not permitted on the floor. Since this program involves wild horses that may be dangerously reactive to the presence of dogs, this rule also applies to handicapped assistance dogs. (Accommodations will be made for persons needing assistance who wish to view the animals in a manner that is reasonably safe.)
- Any participant who disrupts the program or jeopardizes the safety of the participants and/or animals will be asked to leave.
- Any participant asked to leave that refuses to do so will be removed by a Deputy County Sheriff or BLM Ranger.
- In the event a participant is expelled from the workshop for cause (e.g., violating these Rules of Conduct), neither Least Resistance Training Concepts, Camelot Arena or the Bureau of Land Management are under any obligation to reimburse said participant for any costs or expenses, including but not limited to costs for travel and lodging and registration, that may be claimed by the participant.
- Persons who have been disruptive, failed to obey valid instructions and requests, or who have given us credit problems (e.g., passed bad checks) in previous events will not be registered for this event.
I HAVE CAREFULLY READ THIS DOCUMENT AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENTS. I UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS A SAFETY CONTRACT BETWEEN MYSELF, CAMELOT ARENA (Bob and Betty Retzer), LEAST RESISTANCE TRAINING CONCEPTS, INC, AND THE BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT, AND BY SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT I AGREE TO ABIDE BY ALL CONDITIONS STATED HEREIN.
(Date) _______________, 2006
Parent or Guardian for a minor:_______________________________
Note: For purposes of jurisdiction, this document shall be deemed to be executed in Stagecoach, NV.