Mays v. Valley View Ranch, Inc., 730 S.E.2d 592 (Ga. Ct. App. 2012)

(plaintiffs brought suit for injuries caused by a hitching rail that fell on plaintiff’s foot after two horses became agitated while strapped to the rail; defendant’s filed summary judgment motion claiming state equine immunity law shielded it from liability; trial court agreed and plaintiff appealed; plaintiff argued a falling rail was not an “inherent risk of equine activities”; but the appellate court disagreed that the equine act did not protect all activities involving horses; plaintiff also argued the rail was defectively constructed, so the claim was outside the equine act; court held no evidence presented showed any knowledge of a latent defect; the trial court’s order was affirmed).