All activities on the farm have inherent risks. You will be exposed to bugs, critters, and germs. There are fences, holes, and junk. The animals are animals and may act as such at any given time with or without your approval. They will poop and pee when they feel the urge. They have no idea what personal space is. They are all highly driven by a desire for food. They shove, trample, and complain. They are dirty as they have no concept of personal hygiene. They use the entire pasture and their shelter as a toilet. There are flies. There are wild critters such as bunnies, skunks, gophers, rats, hawks, crows and snakes.
When you visit a farm – any farm – you assume to know and accept these risks. It is not the fault of the farmer if a horse bites you. It is not the fault of the farmer if a fly gets in your soda. It’s not the fault of the farmer if your flip-flop gets stuck in a cow pie. It’s not the fault of the farmer if a bee stings you when you slap it.
Therefore, please read the following warning as it does apply to visiting our farm. If you are unwilling to assume the risk, please don’t participate.
“WARNING Under Oklahoma law, there is no liability for an injury to or death of a participant in an agritourism activity conducted at this agritourism location if such injury or death results from the inherent risks of the agritourism activity. Inherent risks of agritourism activities include, among others, risks of injury inherent to land, equipment, and animals, as well as the potential for you to act in a negligent manner that may contribute to your injury or death. You are assuming the risk of participating in this agritourism activity.”