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Renting of horses; helmets and safety information
General Business (GBS) CHAPTER 20, ARTICLE 26
§ 396-dd. Renting of horses; helmets and safety information. 1. For
the purposes of this section, the following terms shall have the
following meanings:

a. "Horse" includes a horse, pony, mule or hinny.

b. "Horse provider" includes any person, firm, corporation or other
legal entity hiring or renting out horses for riding or providing
training in the riding of horses for consideration.

2. Every horse provider shall provide protective helmets to beginning
riders and to riders less than eighteen years of age at no cost beyond
the rental fee; offer all riders the use of such protective helmets
regardless of their age or experience; and provide appropriate helmet
safety information to all riders.

3. Such helmets shall comply with the requirements of section twelve
hundred sixty-five of the vehicle and traffic law.

4. A knowing violation of this section shall be subject to a civil
penalty not to exceed two hundred fifty dollars for each such violation.