Volunteer Central

Thank you so much for committing to volunteer for Swingin’ D Horse Rescue! This private portal is where certified volunteers share information about horses, chores, events and other rescue business.

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  • Morning feeding and medication

    Swingin' D Horses are fed and medicated between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. daily.
  • Should be Empty:
  • Morning feeding and medication

    Swingin' D Horses are fed and medicated between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m. daily.
  • Should be Empty:
  1. Muck paddocks, pens and shelters
  2. Muck
  3. Muck
  4. Pour and mix grain into barrels
    • Mix 2 bags of grain with 2.5-percent fat with one bag of Producers Pride in barrel closest to shed door
    • Mix 1 bag Purina Senior with 1 bag SafeChoice Senior
    • If Junior is not full, mix in Dumor Complete or SafeChoice Original
  5. Walk fence line and photograph problem spots
  6. Groom all horses (except Choco), starting with the Skinnies
  7. Pick feet
  8. Travel to inspect adopted horses

Please use this form when conducting a checkup on adopted horses. When you’re assigned a horse, we’ll provide the top portion of information, and you’ll visit and fill in the rest!

Adopted Horse Visits

Facility Inspection

Horse Inspection

Horse inspections must be accompanied by photos of the horse from the following vantage points:
  • Overhead, from withers to tailbone to show spine and hipbones
  • Full body – left side, from shoulder to tail
  • Full body – right side, from shoulder to tail
  • All four feet
  • If you checked any of the horse’s bones visible above, or the horse resembles image 0, 1 or 2, please find a private area you can contact an SDHR board member and report your findings before leaving the boarding facility. It may be necessary to contact local authorities and take possession of the horse.
    body score diagram
    Please lift all four of the horse’s feet and examine their condition. Rate the horse’s foot health below.

    Horse and Adopter Evaluation

    Here’s where we’ll share information about horse health. Tell us what you’re seeing when you spend time with the horses, and we’ll share that information here.

    Go to Ranch Rules

    Update: January 25, 2019: It turns out we were right to be worried about Bo. The vet missed it the first time around, but when his symptoms didn’t change after hock and stifle injections and x-rays (CHA-CHING!), they tested him for EPM – the possum poop disease. Bo’s titre levels are considered high, so we’re treating him with Marquis.

    Turn the dial until it lines up with the weight of the horse, then squirt!

    As of December 6, 2018, we’re concerned about Bo. He’s the paint to the left of Aubrey. He’s also the boss of the herd. Right now, he’s acting grumpy and not wanting anyone to touch him. That’s very unusual for Bo. While typically pretty businesslike, he still enjoys a little scratching and petting. He’s pinning his ears as you move from petting his face to his neck or further. We’ve called the vet, and she plans to visit on Friday, December 7 (that was her earliest appointment). We suspect he has a sheath bean that’s making him uncomfortable because his appetite is not affected and he’s exhibiting no other symptoms but grumpiness. Please be aware, and avoid touching Bo until the vet tells us what’s happening.

    As of January 25, 2019, Ralphie, the sorrel gelding in the photos below, is still undergoing antibiotic treatment and daily wound wraps for that raw spot under the top of his tail. He’s on his third round of antibiotics – this time with doxycycline – to kill the e.Coli.

    We have a heck of a time trying to keep Ralphie’s bandage in place (Winston is no help). Please let us know if it comes off or falls below the wound. Ralphie is typically pretty good to stand when you dress his wound. Just be sure to let him know you’re coming, and pat him along his back all the way to his tail before you touch the injury.

    We’re currently dressing Ralphie’s wound by cleaning it with warm chlorhexidine and applying Silver Gel and Manuka honey on a colloidal patch, wrapped with gauze and self-adhesive bandages. All of the supplies are in the tack shed.

    Elvis – the King

    We’re also treating Elvis for EPM. He underwent treatment last year and has relapsed. He’s approximately 1200 pounds, so dose the Marquis accordingly, once a day.

    Our volunteers are our eyes and ears on the ranch. Some days, you’ll spend more time with the horses than we will. Please let us know if you see anything that requires our attention. Please also text Tami if you believe a horse is injured or sick.

    Please enter your email if you’d like for us to follow up with you.

    Here’s where you can find links to all the forms for volunteers. Please let us know if we’re missing anything.

    Volunteer Agreement

    Volunteer Application (for your friends)

    Visitor Liability Waivers

    Volunteer Guide (work in progress)

    Rescue Rules

    Bringing Visitors to Swingin' D

    We appreciate you wanting to show off Swingin’ D and our horses to your friends and loved ones! To ensure everyone’s safety and the safety of our horses, we ask that you obtain permission before bringing any guests on the property. In addition, all guests are required to sign a liability release before entering the rescue. Thanks for helping us keep Swingin’ D safe!

    Horses on the pond at Swingin' D Horse Rescue

    Get to know our horses

    Go to Ranch Rules

    Bo (the Boss) and Aubrey (his queen)

    Bo, the Boss, and his Queen, Aubrey. Bo and Aubrey are the undisputed Mom and Dad of the herd. Aubrey is aloof and unimpressed with all the testosterone coursing through the herd. She adores the babies but has little patience for their shenanigans. She pins those ears and gives the Mare Glare, and quickly whips the herd into shape. She would rather not be the leader, so she lets Bo wear the crown. Aubrey would prefer to eat and… well, eat, as her booty reflects.

    Bo is first to eat. He eats in the paddock next to the tack shed. Aubrey eats in the paddock between Bo and the Ghosts.

    Elvis – the King

    Elvis was severely abused, so he still has trust issues. Approach him from the side with caution, using a soft voice and slow movements. Second in command, Elvis is responsible for standing watch for Bo, alerting Bo if danger or a stranger is near, and disciplining the babies. Elvis also loves to roughhouse and play with Winston.

    Elvis is patient and will do what he is told at feeding time, so we usually feed him last. He eats along the fence where the main gate to the pasture is.

    Image of Winston

    The One and Only Winston – 2-year-old gelding

    I almost feel like I gave birth to this baby. Such is the bond I have with precious Winston. Like Ralphie, Winston was afraid of his own shadow when he arrived; only unlike Ralphie, Winston was more likely to take an aggressive path without the right intervention. Smart as a whip and tough enough to fight for himself, Winston would figure out a way to survive. Because he knows he is loved and secure, he has great respect for the humans who lead him. Winston is a typical Terrible Two toddler. He loves to be in the middle of everything. Ne fears nothing. You will quickly learn, when making plans around the ranch, plan around Winston!

    At feeding time, Winston sticks with Aubrey until the final separation. He eats in the pen between the main barn and the back paddock.

    Ralphie

    Ralphie – 4-year-old sorrel? gelding

    Ralphie was afraid of absolutely everything when he arrived. I had several people tell me he was too far gone. It was a waste of time. He would never come around. “Maybe there was a reason he was sent to slaughter.” But there was something in his eyes that told me he really, really wanted to try. It was like he was trying to say, “I do not want to be like this. I want to be close to you. I wish you could touch me.” I worked so hard, for so long to earn the trust of a baby that did nothing but land in the hands of a cruel, abusive owner. Ralphie has come a million miles from the days when he could not stand to be touched, but he still has fears. Be patient with him, and help me show him I am not the only human worthy of his love and trust.

    Ralphie eats in the stall inside the barn.

    Chap

    Chap – 8-year-old gelding

    HEADS UP: Chap left for training on December 7, 2018. We’ll see him again after the New Year!

    Chap is not a rescue. In fact, we’re pretty sure he lived a pampered life before coming to our little herd of scraggly slaughter horses. He loves to be close to humans, likes to nuzzle his face against you, and is pretty laid back and easy to handle. Chap gets along well with the other horses. He has no interest in being the boss, but he also has no interest in Ralphie and Winston nosing in on his territory. He has no problem whipping them into shape. (Everyone whips them into shape!) At feeding time, Chap goes inside the main part of the barn.

    The Ghosts – 17- and 8-year-old geldings go together

    The Ghosts are THE BOMB! They love, love, love being around people and will follow you everywhere – just like puppies! Everest (the grey) can be hard of hearing, but you can get him moving pretty easily if you move Romeo (palomino). They are the BEST of friends, except around meal time. Do NOT feed them from inside their pen. Be sure to feed through the fence, and feed them far apart, because they will kick the fire out of each other if they are too close.

    Photo of Alfred and RavenThe Skinnies share the paddock next to the carport. They were both frighteningly thin when they arrived at the D from the same kill pen, within a week of each other. Alfred is a big old lumbering gentleman – like an old butler. He has very good ground manners, but he is very serious about his meals.

    Raven is shy and quiet and very polite. I get the impression she was well taken care of – probably even pampered in her life. She came in with expensive designer shoes! She can be skittish, so approach her calmly and respectfully.

    Both Alfred and Raven are very well trained and know how to act. They are still learning to trust, so take your time with them.

    ""Precious Juno was just a baby when we saved him from slaughter. At the time, we were quarantining horses at other facilities. Unfortunately, we hired someone the kill buyer recommended, and she turned out to be a nightmare.

    The “quarantine” nearly starved Juno to death. When she returned him to us, she explained his dramatic weight loss was due to a bad case of strangles. She said she saved his life by hand-feeding him warm mush (whatever that is). We were so grateful.

    Because she generously saved Juno from certain death, we quarantined our next horse with her; only the story was exactly the same. A few days shy of the completion of Cash’s quarantine, a rescuer captured photos of horses in the woman’s “care.” Once I saw that Cash too had lost hundreds of pounds, we immediately arranged to bring him home, and we never quarantined outside of Swingin’ D again. Lying liars lie, and they’ll charge you while they’re doing it.

    Juno was terrified of the woman when she delivered him to us. She had her boyfriend handle him, saying “for some reason” Juno just didn’t like her. (Think about that. She hand-fed him warm mush for a month to keep him alive, but he wouldn’t let her touch him. Curious.)

    Juno was adopted by a man with a terminal illness who believed the equine therapy would be good for him. Even though Juno was only green broke, the adopter assured us he had the resources to train and care for him. When we went to check on Juno, we determined he was not receiving the care and training the contract required, so the adoption was revoked.

    When we retrieved Juno, he went straight to training with a woman who specializes in challenging horses. He will be available for foster or adoption as soon as his training is complete.

    Like Ralphie and Winston, Juno was just a baby when we saved him; and like our little toddlers, he developed trust and respect for us. His treatment over the year of his adoption made him skittish toward humans, so we will take a bit to warm up. 

    A frightened horse is a dangerous horse, so please be extra aware around Juno.

    Facility Inspection

    Horse Inspection

    Horse inspections must be accompanied by photos of the horse from the following vantage points:
  • Overhead, from withers to tailbone to show spine and hipbones
  • Full body - left side, from shoulder to tail
  • Full body - right side, from shoulder to tail
  • All four feet
  • If you checked any of the horse's bones visible above, or the horse resembles image 0, 1 or 2, please find a private area you can contact an SDHR board member and report your findings before leaving the boarding facility. It may be necessary to contact local authorities and take possession of the horse.
    body score diagram
    Please lift all four of the horse's feet and examine their condition. Rate the horse's foot health below.

    Horse and Adopter Evaluation

    Oklahoma Livestock Activities Liability Limitation Act

    The state of Oklahoma values the impact of equine activities on its people and economy, so the legislature enacted a law that protects the sponsors of livestock activities. The Oklahoma Livestock Activities Liability Limitation Act recognizes the risks inherent to working with horses, and puts the responsibility for those risks in the hands of the participant. 

    What does that mean for a volunteer? It means it’s up to you to understand what could happen when you choose to step into the space of a 1,000-pound animal with a walnut-sized brain.

    Swingin’ D strives to make the ranch as safe as possible. We have rules and guidelines to ensure your safety; but we can’t predict what a horse will do, and we can’t guarantee your safety. 

    Please make yourself familiar with state law, carry insurance that covers accidental injury, notify SDHR any time you see a potential hazard, and keep your head on a swivel any time you’re in an area where horses may be present.

    Volunteer Agreement

    Following is the text of the Volunteer Agreement as of February 6, 2019. Candidates who undergo screening, training, and who agree to the terms below may be certified to volunteer with Swingin’ D Horse Rescue.

    PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE SIGNING IT. BY SIGNING THIS AGREEMENT, YOU INDICATE YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF AND AGREEMENT WITH ITS TERMS AND RELINQUISH CERTAIN LEGAL RIGHTS AS DESCRIBED MORE PARTICULARLY HEREIN.

    IN CONSIDERATION for SDHR allowing me to participate in equine-related activities (as defined under “Definitions” below) with SDHR, I hereby understand and agree to the following terms and conditions.

      1. DEFINITIONS. As used in this Agreement, the following terms shall be construed as follows:
        1. The term “equine” shall be construed to include horses, ponies, mini-horses, donkeys, and mules.
        2. The terms “equine-related activity” and “equine-related activities” shall be construed to include:
          1. handling, riding, feeding, watering, grooming, bathing, lunging, training, and leading any equine;
          2. being in close proximity of an equine;
          3. using saddles, bridles, tack, or other equine- or farm-related equipment or gear;
          4. being on the premises of the barn, pasture, equine paddocks, or equine pens on the premises located at 13739 S. 353rd E. Ave. in Coweta, Oklahoma (“SDHR premises”), or anywhere else on said premises;
          5. transporting supplies to or from SDHR premises;
          6. performing tasks for SDHR off of SDHR premises;
          7. traveling to and from SDHR;
          8. traveling to or from any other location in the course of or with the purpose of performing some task for SDHR or preparing to perform some task for SDHR; and
          9. any other activity that would be generally recognized among others in the livestock/equine industry to be related to equines.
        3. The term “SDHR premises” shall be construed to mean the premises located at 13739 S. 353rd E. Ave. in Coweta, Oklahoma. Provisions of this Agreement limiting SDHR’s liability for damage, injury, or death, shall include the entire territorial area encompassed by the aforementioned address and buildings thereon, including but not limited to the barn, out houses, storage sheds, equine shelters, paddocks, pens, garages, ponds, round pen, stalls, awnings, house, pasture, driveway, and yard.
        4. The term “guests” shall be construed to mean all persons who(m)
          1. accompany the undersigned volunteer to SDHR premises, SDHR-sponsored or -sanctioned events, or in the performance or preparation for performance of any equine-related activity, whether on SDHR premises or elsewhere, when the purpose of said equine-related activity is to benefit SDHR, whether in whole or in part; and
          2. the undersigned volunteer sends to SDHR premises, SDHR-sponsored or -sanctioned events, or to perform any equine-related activity, whether on SDHR premises or elsewhere, when the purpose of said equine-related activity is to benefit SDHR, whether in whole or in part.
            This definition shall include but not be limited to friends, family members, agents, employees, independent contractors, advisors, trainers, veterinary personnel, farrier personnel, representatives, and/or other participants of any kind whom the undersigned volunteer may bring or send to SDHR or who may accompany the undersigned volunteer thereto.
        5. The terms “I,” “me,” “my,” “you,” and “your” shall be construed to refer to:
          1. the undersigned volunteer;
          2. the undersigned volunteer’s guests;
          3. the undersigned volunteer’s agents, representatives, and any other party or parties acting or purporting to act on the undersigned volunteer’s behalf, and
          4. if the undersigned volunteer is a minor or has been adjudicated to be incompetent, the undersigned volunteer’s legal guardian(s).
          5. The term “permission” shall be construed to mean written permission of an SDHR board member, obtained in advance.
          6. The term “equipment” shall be construed to include, but not be limited to, tack, saddles, saddle pads, straps, bridles, halters, leads, feed buckets, other buckets, hoses, motor vehicles, troughs, blankets, grooming supplies, feed, hay, veterinary supplies, farrier supplies, medications, vitamins and supplements, lunge whips, crops, and flags.
      2. ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISKS INVOLVED IN EQUINE-RELATED ACTIVITIES. I understand the risks involved in participating in equine-related activities, and I understand that such risks include but are not limited to serious injury or death. I further understand the risks involved in failing to wear a protective helmet while participating in equine-related activities, and I recognize that the risks involved in equine-related activities increase in magnitude when a helmet is not worn.
      3. DISCLAIMER AND ASSUMPTION OF RISKS. I fully assume all risks for any injury, loss or damage of any kind which may arise in connection with my participation in equine-related activities.
        1. Equines. I understand that SDHR does not guarantee the safety of any equine, and that no matter how well-trained is nor or how calm its temperament is, no equine is completely safe. I understand that any equine may, without warning or any apparent cause, kick, rear, buck, stumble, fall, bite, bolt, spook, jump, make unpredictable movements, step on my feet, push or shove me.
        2. Premises and Equipment. I understand that SDHR does not guarantee or warrant the safety of any of its equipment. I understand that should such equipment come loose or break, damage or injury, which may include serious injury or death, may occur, and that any person or property on or in close proximity to the equine or equipment is at risk of incurring such damage or injury.
        3. Assumption of Risk of Participating in Equine-Related Activities and Using Equipment. I acknowledge the inherent dangers in participating in equine-related activities, and I agree to assume all risks of damage, injury, and/or death associated with the unpredictable nature of equines. I also acknowledge the risks involved in using SDHR equipment, and I agree to assume all risks of damage, injury, and/or death associated with use of said equipment.
      4. AGREEMENT TO MAINTAIN INSURANCE. I understand that SDHR does not provide health, accident, or liability insurance to participants in equine-related activities. I hereby agree to maintain a policy of insurance covering costs for medical treatment of any injury that may result in connection with my participation in any equine-related activity. I understand that if I fail to maintain such a policy of insurance, I will be liable for costs that may be incurred in connection with the treatment for any said injury, and I hereby agree to assume all expenses, medical, liability, or otherwise, that I may incur in connection with my participation in any equine-related activity.
      5. PERMISSION TO ENTER SDHR PREMISES.
        1. Requirement of Permission. I understand that SDHR is located at a private residence, and that I must obtain prior, written permission from an SDHR board member before I may enter SDHR premises. I hereby agree that I will not enter or attempt to enter SDHR premises without said prior, written permission.
        2. Signed, Written Schedule to Suffice as Continuing Permission. I understand that I must obtain such permission to enter SDHR premises each time I wish to volunteer, unless an SDHR board member has approved and signed a written schedule that indicates the days of the week and times I will be permitted to enter SDHR premises to volunteer, in which case said written schedule shall operate as continuing permission until it becomes void or ineffective for any reason.
        3. Revocation. I understand that permission may be revoked, with or without cause, at any time.
      6. PERMISSION TO BRING A GUEST.
        1. Requirement of Permission. I understand that I must obtain prior, written permission from an SDHR board member before I may: (1) bring a guest to accompany me to SDHR premises, SDHR-sponsored or -sanctioned events, or to perform any equine-related activity, whether on SDHR premises or elsewhere, when the purpose of said equine-related activity is to benefit SDHR or one or more of its equines, whether in whole or in part; or (2) send a guest to SDHR premises, SDHR-sponsored or -sanctioned events, or to perform any equine-related activity, whether on SDHR premises or elsewhere, when the purpose of said equine-related activity is to benefit SDHR or one or more of its equines, whether in whole or in part.
        2. Prerequisites for Permission. I further understand that in order for permission to be granted as required by this section, the guest I intend to bring and/or send must sign a Volunteer Agreement, unless, for good cause, an SDHR board member gives prior, written permission to make an exception. I hereby agree that I will not permit a guest to enter or attempt to enter SDHR premises without said prior, written permission and signed volunteer agreement or a signed, written exception.
        3. Assumption of Liability in the Absence of Permission. I understand that if I should fail to obtain prior, written permission from an SDHR board member and a signed Volunteer Agreement as described in and required by this section, I will be fully responsible for the safety of any guest as herein defined.
        4. Signed, Written Schedule to Suffice as Continuing Permission. I understand that I must obtain such permission to enter SDHR premises each time I wish to bring or send a guest. However, I understand that I need not obtain new permission to bring a guest if an SDHR board member has approved and signed a written schedule that indicates: (1) the days of the week and times I will be permitted to enter SDHR premises to volunteer; and (2) the names of the guests I will be permitted to bring. I understand that said written schedule shall operate as continuing permission until it becomes void or ineffective for any reason.
        5. Duty to Inform Guests. I understand it is my duty to inform all of my guests of the inherent risks involved in participating in equine-related activities, and to explain to them all of SDHR’s safety requirements.
        6. Revocation. I understand that permission may be revoked, with or without cause, at any time.
      7. PERMISSION TO RIDE. I understand that I must obtain prior, written permission from an SDHR board member before I may be allowed to ride an SDHR equine, and that I must obtain permission prior to each ride. I further understand that I do not have the authority to authorize others to ride, and that permission to enter SDHR premises to volunteer shall not suffice as permission to ride an SDHR equine.
      8. DOG POLICY.
        1. Acknowledgment of Risks in Interaction Between Dogs and Horses. I acknowledge that there are risks and dangers that exist when dogs and horses interact. I understand that both dogs and equines are unpredictable, and that their reactions to each other, or to the acts or conduct of other nearby animals and stimuli, can pose a serious hazard. I further acknowledge and recognize there are unknown and unanticipated risks associated with participating in equine-related activities in the presence of dog.
        2. Permission and Requirements of Bringing Dogs. I understand that I may only bring a dog to SDHR if the following conditions are met:
          1. I have obtained prior, written permission from an SDHR board member to bring the dog;
          2. the dog is kept on a leash for the entire duration of its presence on SDHR premises;
          3. the dog is, at all times, accompanied by a human with a signed Volunteer Agreement as described herein.
        3. NO RESTROOM POLICY. I understand that SDHR is a private residence. I understand and agree that I shall not be entitled to use the restroom in the house located on SDHR premises, and that I am responsible for ensuring my restroom needs are taken care of elsewhere prior to entering SDHR premises.
        4. CHILDREN. I understand that all children under 14 must be accompanied by and under the attentive supervision of an adult at all times, and that such children must wear a helmet while in the barn, pasture, paddocks, pens, and anywhere else where an equine may be present. I further understand that children shall not be permitted to run, roughhouse, scream, or otherwise make loud noises or sudden movements on SDHR premises.
        5. MIND-ALTERING SUBSTANCES. I understand that tobacco use of any kind, including vapor, alcohol or any other mind-altering substances are not permitted on SDHR property. I agree to not enter SDHR premises while under the influence of any mind-altering substance or controlled dangerous substances unless prior arrangements have been made in writing and approved by SDHR. General permission to enter, which does not explicitly mention conditions relating to substance use, shall not suffice.
        6. DUTY TO RESPECT. I agree to treat all animals, fellow SDHR volunteers, and SDHR officers, directors, employees, agents, and representatives with respect and dignity. I understand that under no circumstances will SDHR tolerate abuse against any animal or person in any form, be it physical, verbal or otherwise.
        7. DUTY TO ABIDE BY TERMS, RULES, INSTRUCTIONS, AND LAW.
          1. Agreement to Abide by Terms, Rules, Instructions, and Applicable Law. I agree to abide by the terms of this agreement, and to follow any instructions given, or rules established by, SDHR or any of its board members, whether orally or in writing, whether formally or informally, and whether such rules and/or instructions are currently in effect or may be given or established in the future. I further agree to read and understand the language of the Oklahoma Livestock Activities Liability Limitation Act, 76 Okla. St. Ann. §§ 50.1 et seq., and to abide by all applicable laws.
          2. Consequences for Failure to Abide by Terms, Rules, Instructions, or Applicable Law.
            1. Suspension or Termination of Privileges. I understand that failure to abide by the terms of this agreement, to follow instructions or rules, or to abide by applicable laws, shall constitute grounds for suspension or termination of all or certain privileges provided to me by SDHR and/or this Agreement, and that such suspension or termination may occur with or without notice.
            2. Suspension or Termination Up to SDHR’s Discretion. I understand that the following decisions shall be determined by SDHR’s sole discretion:
              1. the decision to suspend or terminate privileges;
              2. which privileges will be suspended or terminated;
              3. if a privilege has been suspended, the length of time of such suspension; and
              4. the decision about whether to allow the undersigned volunteer to appeal the suspension or termination of privileges with the remaining SDHR board members.
        8. MEDICAL CONSENT/NON-CONSENT TO TREAT.
              1. Consent or Non-Consent. In the event that emergency medical aid/treatment is required by me for illness or injury while on SDHR premises or participating in any equine-related activity and (1) I am unconscious or otherwise unable to express consent for medical treatment, and (2) my emergency contacts cannot be reached with reasonable diligence,
                (Check one) I DO ________
                I DO NOT ________
                authorize SDHR to secure and obtain medical treatment and/or transportation, if necessary. I agree that my authorization, if provided by this section, shall also operate as my consent to said medical treatment and/or transportation.
              2. Known Medical Conditions. I understand that in the event of a medical emergency during or after which I am unable to consent to medical treatment and my emergency contacts cannot be reached, SDHR may need to know the following information, which I agree to provide, in order to ensure I receive proper treatment, hereby notify SDHR.
                1. Known medical conditions/allergies. I hereby notify SDHR that I suffer from the following medical conditions and/or allergies:
                    1. __________________________________________________________
                    2. __________________________________________________________
                    3. __________________________________________________________
                    4. __________________________________________________________
                    5. __________________________________________________________

                   

                2. Current medications. I hereby notify SDHR that I currently take the following medications:
                    1. _________________________________________________________
                    2. _________________________________________________________
                    3. _________________________________________________________
                    4. _________________________________________________________

                   

                3. Physician. I hereby notify SDHR that my physician’s contact information is as follows:
                    1. Name: ____________________________________________________
                    2. Address: __________________________________________________
                    3. Phone Number: _____________________________________________
              3. Volunteer’s Indemnity for Medical Treatment. I hereby indemnify, save, defend, and hold harmless SDHR and its officers, directors, agents, volunteers, employees, licensees, invitees, independent contractors, advisors, representatives, and/or other participants from and against any loss, liability, damage or death that may arise out of the medical treatment I receive as a result illness or injuries described in this section.
        9. RELEASE. I forever release and discharge SDHR, its officers, directors, agents, volunteers, employees, licensees, invitees, independent contractors, advisors, representatives, and/or other participants, from any and all claims, rights, demands, actions, causes of action, expenses and damages which I may ever have against any one or more of the same, whether known or unknown, regardless of where and/or when any such claim(s), right(s), demand(s), action(s), cause(s) of action, expense(s) and/or damage(s) may accrue and/or be incurred or may have accrued and/or been incurred in connection with my participation in equine-related activities.
        10. VOLUNTEER’S INDEMNITY. I hereby indemnify, defend, and hold harmless SDHR and its officers, directors, agents, volunteers, employees, licensees, invitees, independent contractors, advisors, representatives, and/or other participants, for all injuries, damages, costs, claims, suits, liabilities, expenses, or actions that may arise or be incurred by any of the same as a consequence of third party claims caused in whole or in part by my negligence, recklessness, intentional conduct in connection with my participation of equine-related activities, my interactions with SDHR or its officers, directors, agents, volunteers, employees, licensees, invitees, independent contractors, advisors, representatives, and/or other participants, and/or my performance of my obligations under this Agreement.
        11. MERGER. I affirm that this Volunteer Agreement represents the full and complete agreement between the parties hereto, and that no oral representations, statements, or inducements apart from this Agreement have been made to me. I acknowledge that there is a valid consideration to executing this Release.
        12. MODIFICATION AND AMENDMENT. I agree that this Agreement shall not be changed or amended without the written consent of the members of the SDHR board of directors. I further agree that any modification to this Agreement shall be in writing and signed by the parties hereto.
        13. ASSIGNMENT. I understand and agree that I shall not assign, novate, transfer, or otherwise part with all or any of my rights or obligations under this Agreement without the prior, written consent of SDHR. This Agreement shall be binding on and shall inure to the benefit of the parties hereto and their respective successors and permitted assigns.
        14. WAIVER. Failure of either party to this Agreement to enforce at any time any of the provisions herein shall not be construed to constitute a waiver of such provisions or in any manner affect the validity of the Agreement or any part hereof or the right of either party hereto thereafter to enforce each and every provision hereof. The waiver of any provision of this Agreement of any breach thereof shall not constitute a waiver of any subsequent breach of the same or any other provision thereof.
        15. DISPUTE RESOLUTION. 
          1. Choice of Law. I agree that any dispute that may arise in connection with my participation in equine-related activities, my presence on SDHR premises, or my interactions with SDHR or its officers, directors, agents, volunteers, employees, licensees, invitees, independent contractors, advisors, representatives, and/or other participants, shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of Oklahoma, United States of America, without regard to conflict-of-law provisions.
          2. Forum Selection. I agree that the state and federal courts of the United States located in the State of Oklahoma, County of Tulsa, shall have exclusive jurisdiction over any dispute described herein and that venue shall be proper and exclusive in the same. I hereby waive any objection I may have to personal jurisdiction and venue in the courts described herein to the extent I may have otherwise been able to raise such objection in a dispute covered by this section.
          3. Attorneys’ Fees and Costs. I agree that in the event any suit or action is brought under or in connection with this Agreement, my participation in equine-related activities, my presence on SDHR premises, or my interactions with SDHR or its officers, directors, agents, volunteers, employees, licensees, invitees, independent contractors, advisors, representatives, and/or other participants, including any suit or action to enforce any provision of this Agreement, the prevailing party in such suit or action shall be entitled to recover from the losing party all fees, costs, and expenses, including reasonable costs of investigation and attorneys’ fees, incurred in enforcing or defending any right provided by this Agreement or by other law.
          4. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement is adjudged to be invalid under local, state, federal, or international law, such determination shall not invalidate any other provision herein.
          5. Attempt to Settle in Good Faith. I agree that before I may institute any suit or action as described in this section, I shall notify an SDHR board member in writing of my complaint and seek to promptly and amicably attempt to resolve the dispute in good faith. I agree that to be effective, such written notice must include all of the following information: (1) my name; (2) the date of the event or action giving rise to the complaint; (3) the names of all people involved in the event or action giving rise to the complaint; (4) the names of all people who witnessed the event or action giving rise to the complaint; (5) a detailed description of the event or action giving rise to the complaint; (6) a statement of the reason for my complaint; and (7) a statement of how I want my complaint to be resolved. The written notice shall be signed and dated by the undersigned volunteer. Upon receipt of such notice, I understand that SDHR shall review and investigate my complaint and schedule a meeting at which I and SDHR shall confer and negotiate in good faith to attempt to come to an amicable resolution. I understand and agree that process provided for in this subsection must be completed before a court will have jurisdiction over any suit or action arising from my complaint
        16. TERMINATION.
          1. Termination at Any Time. I understand and agree that SDHR may terminate this agreement at any time for good cause, as determined by SDHR’s sole discretion.
          2. Survival. I understand and agree that the provisions herein relating to release and indemnification shall survive termination of this Agreement.

    I HAVE READ, AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. I UNDERSTAND THAT VIOLATION OF ANY ONE OR MORE OF MY OBLIGATIONS UNDER THIS CONTRACT SHALL BE GROUNDS FOR SUSPENSION OR TERMINATION, AT SDHR’S SOLE DISCRETION, OF MY ELIGIBILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN EQUINE-RELATED ACTIVITIES AND OTHER VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES WITH SDHR.

    VOLUNTEER SIGNATURE:______________________________________________________

    DATE:_________________________________________________________________________

    I am a parent or legal guardian authorized to sign for the above applicant. As such, I represent to SDHR that the facts herein concerning my child or ward are true. I hereby give my permission for my child or ward to participate in any equine-related activity; and, further, in consideration of allowing my child or ward to participate in such activities, agree individually and on behalf of my child or ward to the terms of the above foregoing Agreement.

    GUARDIAN SIGNATURE:_______________________________________________________

    DATE:_________________________________________________________________________