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(TMZ)   If it hadn't been for that horse, Dennis Quaid never would have been involved in that lawsuit   (tmz.com) divider line 25
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2012-09-19 11:58:41 AM  
Green horn.
I'll give him that a sprinkler does sound a hell of a lot like a rattler.
But it is your job to be in charge of the horse when you are on top.
No one else is responsible for your safety.
Dude sounds like a dude.
And a pussy.
 
2012-09-19 12:15:27 PM  
70-year-old Lester Wood claims Quaid gave him permission to use a trail on the actor's property to ride a horse to a nearby park in the exclusive Pacific Palisades area of L.A.

This is why you can't be nice to people.
 
2012-09-19 01:11:59 PM  
Done in one.
 
2012-09-19 01:12:18 PM  

Sybarite: 70-year-old Lester Wood claims Quaid gave him permission to use a trail on the actor's property to ride a horse to a nearby park in the exclusive Pacific Palisades area of L.A.

This is why you can't be nice to people.


Pretty much this
 
2012-09-19 01:18:11 PM  
"concussion, fractured scapula, torn aorta, multiple pulmonary emboli, broken ribs, a nicked liver, a tear in his bladder, fractured lumbar discs, a shattered pelvis, internal bleeding, and a torn miniscus in his knee.

Wood says he was not wearing a helmet"

Well that would have made all the difference.
 
2012-09-19 01:18:58 PM  
Wood said in an interview with the Palisadian-Post newspaper, the sprinkler system next to Quaid's trail suddenly activated, spooking the horse which reared up and fell on top of him.

I don't know anything about riding horses. When a horse is spooked like that, is there anything you can do to get it to stop freaking out?
 
2012-09-19 01:26:15 PM  
Hope this gets thrown out of court, but the guy will probably win some sort of nice settlement...

It's not Quaid's fault that the guy's horse got spooked. Seems like he'd asked for, and gotten permission to use that trail.

There is not one bit of self-accountability in this country anymore...
 
2012-09-19 01:28:07 PM  

metallion: Hope this gets thrown out of court, but the guy will probably win some sort of nice settlement...

It's not Quaid's fault that the guy's horse got spooked. Seems like he'd asked for, and gotten permission to use that trail.

There is not one bit of self-accountability in this country anymore...


Quaid doesn't have control of the sprinkler system?
 
2012-09-19 01:34:57 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub:
Quaid doesn't have control of the sprinkler system?


FTA
Wood says he was not wearing a helmet and was looking down at his watch at the time of the accident.

Not that I know a lot about riding horses, but being distracted probably doesn't help your ability to keep control of your horse. Sucks for this guy, but I personally don't think the landowner should be liable in this type of situation.
 
2012-09-19 01:41:18 PM  

Droog8912: B.L.Z. Bub:
Quaid doesn't have control of the sprinkler system?

FTA
Wood says he was not wearing a helmet and was looking down at his watch at the time of the accident.

Not that I know a lot about riding horses, but being distracted probably doesn't help your ability to keep control of your horse. Sucks for this guy, but I personally don't think the landowner should be liable in this type of situation.


Agreed on the being distracted part, but as I say, can you really calm a horse down so easily when it's spooked? Really would like an answer on that. And how the hell is wearing a helmet going to protect you from "a fractured scapula, torn aorta, multiple pulmonary emboli, broken ribs, a nicked liver, a tear in his bladder, fractured lumbar discs, a shattered pelvis, internal bleeding, and a torn miniscus in his knee"?
 
2012-09-19 01:46:52 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Wood said in an interview with the Palisadian-Post newspaper, the sprinkler system next to Quaid's trail suddenly activated, spooking the horse which reared up and fell on top of him.

I don't know anything about riding horses. When a horse is spooked like that, is there anything you can do to get it to stop freaking out?


Sometimes, there's nothing you can do, but usually I chalk it up to rider error. He was looking at his watch, according to TFA, which means he wasn't paying attention. Horses are prey animals and will shy at anything that can possibly be a predator such as the wind blowing a leaf across the trail. I've had a horse slip and fall on me and a horse dump me off when he reared and fell almost on top of me. In either case, more situational awareness on my part would have given me time to dampen the horse's reaction and prevented or mitigated the damage from a fall. Every time I was thrown it was because I wasn't paying attention or I was riding a horse that was beyond my skill level. My fault, each and every time.
 
2012-09-19 01:53:33 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: metallion: Hope this gets thrown out of court, but the guy will probably win some sort of nice settlement...

It's not Quaid's fault that the guy's horse got spooked. Seems like he'd asked for, and gotten permission to use that trail.

There is not one bit of self-accountability in this country anymore...

Quaid doesn't have control of the sprinkler system?


I'm sure he, or his groundskeeper did, but why change the way things are on your property, just because someone wants to be on it? It's not like Quaid personally decided to turn those sprinklers on just to make the man's horse freak out.
 
2012-09-19 02:27:16 PM  
This is why I give permission to nobody for any thing. For example I was cleaning out my garage, and had a big dumpster out front, when some dudes in an old beat up pickup truck asked me if they could scrounge scrap metal out of it. I told them no and they wanted to know why not. The answer to that is if I give them permission and they get hurt then I'm liable, but if I don't give them permission and they get hurt while I'm still liable I will bring charges against them for trespassing and theft. 

Pretty much I've turned into the old guy who yells at the kids to stay off my lawn.
 
2012-09-19 03:19:32 PM  
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2012-09-19 03:27:21 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Droog8912: B.L.Z. Bub:
Quaid doesn't have control of the sprinkler system?

FTA
Wood says he was not wearing a helmet and was looking down at his watch at the time of the accident.

Not that I know a lot about riding horses, but being distracted probably doesn't help your ability to keep control of your horse. Sucks for this guy, but I personally don't think the landowner should be liable in this type of situation.


Agreed on the being distracted part, but as I say, can you really calm a horse down so easily when it's spooked? Really would like an answer on that. And how the hell is wearing a helmet going to protect you from "a fractured scapula, torn aorta, multiple pulmonary emboli, broken ribs, a nicked liver, a tear in his bladder, fractured lumbar discs, a shattered pelvis, internal bleeding, and a torn miniscus in his knee"?


Would have been cheaper if he died.
 
2012-09-19 03:33:17 PM  

Crewmannumber6: Sybarite: 70-year-old Lester Wood claims Quaid gave him permission to use a trail on the actor's property to ride a horse to a nearby park in the exclusive Pacific Palisades area of L.A.

This is why you can't be nice to people.

Pretty much this


Not that it's any excuse for this kind of ridiculousness, but oftentimes it happens in this fashion:

You: I fell and got a boo-boo, I need to go to the hospital
Hospital: How did this happen?
You: I was at my friend's house, and I fell and got a boo-boo.
Hospital: Before we admit you, fill out this form with your insurance company's information
You: OK
Your Ins Co: Crap! We are out a shiatload of cash. This form says our insured fell and got a boo-boo at his friend's house. Let's try and recover our costs.
Your Friend's Ins. Co.: We are being sued, let's try to not pay a dime and throw our insured under the bus.
Your Friend: WTF, my friend is suing me because he fell and got a boo-boo!
Newspaper Headline: Man is sued by his best friend because he fell down and got a boo-boo on his property!
 
2012-09-19 04:44:27 PM  
So, if someone gets hit in a crosswalk, they can sue the city, because if the crosswalk hadn't been there, they wouldn't have been in the street.
 
2012-09-19 06:06:00 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: metallion: Hope this gets thrown out of court, but the guy will probably win some sort of nice settlement...

It's not Quaid's fault that the guy's horse got spooked. Seems like he'd asked for, and gotten permission to use that trail.

There is not one bit of self-accountability in this country anymore...

Quaid doesn't have control of the sprinkler system?


Completely agree, but it's Quaid's property so he will end up being liable. Quaid's insurance should cover it as a liability claim. Perfect reason not to be nice to people and let them use your things.
 
2012-09-19 06:06:08 PM  
Is he going to use the money to pay for a year of college?
 
2012-09-19 06:09:28 PM  
Yes, but is randy quaid still bat shiat insane?
 
2012-09-19 09:17:08 PM  
I have horses and been riding for some time. It's actually a draw in blame. Most horses will give you warning when about to spook and rear or bolt. The rider was evidently nit watching his horse which is the first thing you learn when riding horses. Second, if he knew his horse he should be able to quell the intensity of the spook. If the horse rears , a rider should automatically throw his weight forward so the horse won't topple on you. Again, had the rider been aware he may have been able to do this.

Lastly, Quaid gave permission for this seemingly novice rider to ride on his property and unfair as this is, he is ultimately liable.

Just my 2 horse sense :)

Does this help?
 
2012-09-19 09:54:00 PM  
(fingers all a twiddle)

I love nyQuil! It comes in two colors... Green and Red... And its the only thing in the world, that tastes like... Green and Red....
 
2012-09-19 11:41:08 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Wood said in an interview with the Palisadian-Post newspaper, the sprinkler system next to Quaid's trail suddenly activated, spooking the horse which reared up and fell on top of him.

I don't know anything about riding horses. When a horse is spooked like that, is there anything you can do to get it to stop freaking out?


First you learn to ride a horse properly so you know what to do when the critter get spooked.
Second, you do what your instructor taught you.
Third, cowboy up or go home.

/arabs > morgans > mustangs > everything else > appaloosas aka glue
 
2012-09-20 04:14:51 AM  

vudukungfu: Green horn.
I'll give him that a sprinkler does sound a hell of a lot like a rattler.
But it is your job to be in charge of the horse when you are on top.
No one else is responsible for your safety.
Dude sounds like a dude.
And a pussy.


Yep. The guy is an idiot. If you aren't skilled enough to deal with a startled horse, then you shouldn't be riding in unfamiliar territory. Horses will get started. If you don't know that, you aren't experienced enough to be off riding a trail solo.

I've been on startled horses numerous times. I've been thrown three times. One time a deer jumped right in front of us and my horse did a complete 180. That scared the group I was taking out more than anything. But I stayed on the damn horse! It's considered bad form for the trail guide to fall off in front of a group of tourists.

A short list of things that can startle horses.

- Evil horse eating rocks
- Evil horse eating bushes
- Evil horse eating children
etc
 
2012-09-20 04:16:05 AM  

Smeggy Smurf: B.L.Z. Bub: Wood said in an interview with the Palisadian-Post newspaper, the sprinkler system next to Quaid's trail suddenly activated, spooking the horse which reared up and fell on top of him.

I don't know anything about riding horses. When a horse is spooked like that, is there anything you can do to get it to stop freaking out?

First you learn to ride a horse properly so you know what to do when the critter get spooked.
Second, you do what your instructor taught you.
Third, cowboy up or go home.

/arabs > morgans > mustangs > everything else > appaloosas aka glue


The arabs belong at the end of the list. They are too damn flighty. Morgans are awesome.
 
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