Release of Liability Working with Livestock

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					                    RELEASE OF LIABILITY, ASSUMPTION OF RISK,
                           AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

                      --- PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING ---


                                  DEFINITIONS FOR PURPOSES OF THIS AGREEMENT

(1) “Rancher” shall include, both individually and collectively, Riley Mountain Saddle Club, Capella Corporation,
Fowler Ranch, Fowler & Fowler, Ltd., Fowler & Fowler Management LLC, Fowler 8 Ranch LP, Fowler 8
Management LP, Lillian Fowler, John Fowler, James Fowler, Ruth Fowler, Pamela Fowler, John Kenneth Fowler
and all of such persons’ and entities’ owners, partners, officers, directors, shareholders, and other persons with ownership
or authority over the Ranch, together with members of their families, and their wranglers, guides, trainers, servants,
agents, guests, employees, tenants, heirs, representatives, successors and assigns;

(2) “Rules” refers to the Rules & Regulations of the Riley Mountain Saddle Club;

(3) “Ranch” refers to the real property owned and/or operated by Rancher (or by any of the parties designated as
“Rancher” above) to which the undersigned person is permitted access;

(4) “I,” “me,” “myself,” and other references in the first person below shall include the person whose name is signed
below, together with such person’s guests, invitees, domestic helpers, minor children, legal wards, other persons present
on the Ranch at such person's invitation, and all of their heirs, successors and assigns;

(5) “horse,” “horses,” shall include any equine saddle animal or animals used for riding or packing, such as horses,
ponies, mules, and donkeys;


                                                   Bound By Rules.
I, the person whose name is signed below, do for myself and/or on behalf of my minor child or legal ward, hereby
voluntarily request permission to come upon the Ranch for the purpose of general recreation, camping, hunting, working
livestock, participating in general ranch activities, and/or the riding and caring of horses. I have read the Rules &
Regulations of the Riley Mountain Saddle Club (“Rules”) and I agree that I and/or my minor child or legal ward will
follow those Rules and be bound by this Agreement.

                                     Assumption of Dangers, Risks and Hazards.
I acknowledge and understand that no warranty, either express or implied, is made by Rancher as to the condition of the
Ranch or any of its terrain, roads, buildings, gates or other improvements located thereon. This document is sufficient
warning that dangerous conditions, risks and hazards do exist. I understand that my presence and activities on the Ranch
expose me, my minor child and/or ward, and my and their property to dangerous conditions, risks and hazards, including
but not limited to: poisonous snakes, insects and spiders; predator control traps, guns, poisons and other devices; blinds,
towers and tree stands, whether or not erected by Rancher; erosion and general condition of the terrain and vegetation,
both on and off trails, roadways and senderos, creating rough, hazardous and dangerous driving, riding and walking
conditions; animals, both wild and domestic, that may be diseased and/or potentially dangerous; deep and swift water and
floods; persons with firearms, both on and off the Ranch; the activities of other persons on the Ranch; barbed wire
fences; and the use of vehicles and machinery. I hereby expressly assume all such dangers, risks and hazards on my own
behalf and on the behalf of my minor child and/or legal ward. I acknowledge that Rancher has informed me that the
water in ponds and streams on the Ranch is unfit for human consumption, and that any air strip situated on the Ranch is
not suitable for my use and such use is prohibited. I further understand that working with and being around cattle and
other livestock can present dangers to persons on foot and to riders and their horses. Even domesticated livestock are


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unpredictable and may kick, butt, or trample persons without warning.

I am fully aware and understand that horses are unpredictable by nature; that when frightened or angry or under stress, a
horse’s natural instincts are to jump forward or sideways, to fall or to rollover, to run away from danger at a trot or
gallop, to kick, to buck, to rear up in front, or to bite; that horses are extremely powerful; and that if a rider falls to the
ground, the fall distance will be generally from 3-1/2 to 5-1/2 feet or more. I understand that I, or my minor child or
legal ward, could be injured as a result of any of these or other actions of a horse. I understand these risks, and I
voluntarily assume these risks and dangers.

I further understand that upon mounting a horse and taking up the reins, the rider is in primary control of the horse, and
that Rancher is not responsible for the results of the rider’s actions or inactions, or for the actions of the horse. I am
aware that accidents can be caused by a defect in tack or equipment that might be used on or around a horse, by cattle
and other livestock, and by the other dangerous conditions and activities that normally exist on the Ranch. I am aware
that the wearing of an approved riding helmet can reduce the chance of injury to me and/or my minor child or legal ward
and understand that Riley Mountain Saddle Club urges all riders to wear such helmets at all times while mounted on a
horse at the Ranch, but also acknowledge and understand that it is ultimately my decision to wear the helmet or not to
wear the helmet. I accept responsibility for my decision for myself and my minor child and/or ward.

I fully understand and agree that I, alone, am to be responsible for any bodily injury or property damage which I or my
minor child or legal ward should sustain on the Ranch and for any time I or my child or legal ward should lose from
employment or school or other activity, and for medical expenses or any other expenses incurred because of such bodily
injury or property damage.

                                                  Release of Liability.
In acknowledgment of the above risks and in consideration of being allowed to enter the Ranch, I hereby, for myself, my
heirs, administrators and assigns, RELEASE AND AGREE TO PROTECT, DEFEND, INDEMNIFY AND HOLD
HARMLESS Rancher (including all the persons and entities defined as “Rancher” above) of and from all claims,
demands, actions, causes of action and damages for injuries or death sustained to my person and damages sustained by
my property, or to the person or property of my minor child or legal ward, resulting from any accident, incident or
occurrence arising out of, incidental to, or in any way resulting from my use of the Ranch and all improvements and
equipment thereon, whether or not such injury, death or property damage resulted from the negligence or gross
negligence of Rancher.

I understand and agree that, in exchange for being permitted to participate in general recreational activities and/or the
camping with, viewing, caring for or riding of horses at the Ranch, I am voluntarily assuming the risks of any injury or
property damage that might occur for ANY REASON and acknowledge my agreement that I may not bring a lawsuit or a
claim of any kind against Rancher for such injuries and/or property damage.

                                                          Indemnity
If I should bring a claim or lawsuit in violation of this agreement, I agree that I shall be liable to Rancher for any and all
reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses that may be incurred by Rancher in defending against such claims. If Rancher is
nevertheless finally adjudicated liable to me, or to my guests, invitees, domestic helpers, minor children, legal wards,
family members or other persons present on the Ranch at my invitation, for injury, death or damage to any such person or
his property, I agree to assume such liability without recourse to Rancher and to indemnify Rancher for any expense
Rancher incurs or pays in connection with such claim, including attorney's fees and costs of court as well as the claim
itself.

I further agree to indemnify and reimburse Rancher for any injury, death and/or property damage caused to any third
person as a result of any action or inaction on my part. This indemnification includes the reasonable cost of attorneys’
fees, court costs, and expenses incurred by Rancher in defending against any such suit.

                                       Reimbursement for Damage To Rancher


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I agree to reimburse Rancher for any injury or damage to Rancher or Rancher's property caused by my action or inaction,
whether or not such acts are negligent.


                                             Joint and Several Obligations
If I enter the Ranch as part of a larger group not formed by Rancher, I agree that I and all members of the same group
shall be jointly and severally obligated and liable for each and every obligation, duty, and liability assigned to me under
the Rules and under this Agreement.

                                                   General Provisions
I understand and agree that this Release of Liability, Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement is being entered into
in the State of Texas, and the laws of the State of Texas shall govern its terms and conditions. The parties agree that if
any term or condition is found to be invalid under the laws of Texas, such offending term or condition shall be stricken
from the agreement without affecting the other terms and conditions. This Agreement shall be binding upon and inure to
the benefit of the heirs, personal representatives, successors and assigns of both Rancher and me, and shall be
performable and enforceable in Llano County, Texas, the county in which the Ranch is situated.

                                       WARNING
UNDER TEXAS LAW (CHAPTER 87, CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE), AN EQUINE PROFESSIONAL
IS NOT LIABLE FOR AN INJURY TO OR THE DEATH OF A PARTICIPANT IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES
RESULTING FROM THE INHERENT RISKS OF EQUINE ACTIVITIES.

TEXAS LAW (CHAPTER 75, CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE) LIMITS THE LIABILITY OF AN
OWNER, LESSEE, OR OCCUPANT OF AGRICULTURAL LAND USED FOR RECREATIONAL PURPOSES.

THE ENTRY OF ANY PERSON ONTO THE RANCH WITHOUT SUCH PERSON (OR IN THE CASE OF A
MINOR, HIS PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN) HAVING FIRST SIGNED THIS AGREEMENT IS STRICTLY
PROHIBITED. SUCH PERSON WILL BE DEEMED A TRESPASSER FOR ALL PURPOSES UNDER LAW.

As testimony to the fact that I have read, understood, and agree to the above, I hereby write out the following statement
in my own hand:

“I HAVE READ, AND I UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO, ALL OF THE PROVISIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT.”

Write Statement Here:

________________________________________________________________________________________

________________________________________________________________________________________


Date:___________________, 20____                 Signature:______________________________________________


                                                 Printed Name:___________________________________________

                                                 GUARDIAN OR PARENT OF:

                                                 1. ____________________________________________________

                                                 2. ____________________________________________________

                                                 3. ____________________________________________________

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