Q: Can an adult instructor of equine activities be held liable if they don't require their youth students to wear helmets?
Utah S.B. 123: INHERENT RISK OF LIVESTOCK ACTIVITIES
Utah Code: 78-27B-102
A: The statute listed says it all, which constitutes negligence in the disregard for the safety of the participant. After that is proven, you have to show that there was an injury associated to that. They can't be held liable for anything if there isn't an injury according to the statute. So if you are trying to sue them for just not requiring the kids to wear a helmet, that isn't enough.
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