Rules of the barn
We know a lot of folks want to visit with horses and see life on a busy horse
farm, and we do our best
to accommodate that. However, Raindance is not public property, this is private property.
For your safety, and the safety of our animals we have established some rules
for visitors and boarders. While it
may sound harsh but if we feel the rules are not being honored, or the safety of
a being is jeopardized we will ask you to leave, period.
While we do have liability signs posted, I'll sum them up
here: Both Wisconsin and Federal laws are clear: If you
are on a property with livestock, you are there voluntarily. Livestock come with
inherent risk as they are living, breathing beings. You
assume ALL risk and liability by being on our property. While you will be
asked to sign a liability waiver anyway as a precaution, we just want to be as
upfront and clear with our visitors as possible.
If you are sick, or susceptible to illness - we ask that
you avoid contact with our very young and very old horses. You are welcome to visit the rest of our
herd - there's lots of other great horses, cats and dogs to visit.
If you bring children - you are responsible for them.
No running, rough
housing, yelling or loud voices in or near the barn or pasture areas. .
INDOOR voices in the barn - that includes you big people
as well as the little ones.
If you have brought treats other than what we provide,
please check with one of us - or the owner of the horse you are providing
treats to. Please do not over feed treats to our animals - you probably
don't do the same to your own pets or children and our animals are on
carefully managed diets.
Please do not bring your pets. Believe me, there's plenty
here so you won't be lonely.
Do NOT enter a pasture without permission and letting us
If you've come unannounced and we are in the middle of a
horse training or lesson, you may be asked to come back another time to
respect our paying customers rights to privacy and the time they have
Farm equipment & tools are not toys - please do not allow
your young ones to play on or with the equipment, we don't want anyone
Due to snow and ice, walking can be very slippery. We
would encourage boots and please be cautious.
This is our home - we're happy to offer you coffee, tea
and hot cocoa and ask that you please throw away any refuse in designated
containers and not in the pastures.
We run live webcams on our farm. If you do not want to be
seen over the internet, don't stand in front of our webcams.
We are not responsible for any weight gain you may incur
due to the chocolate chip cookies and various bars we will have available baked by the many
fine people who have dropped them off.
Directions to farm