Well if you go according to "grandfather" principles and the precedence set by civil court that removes liability from ranchers/farmers in regards to livestock dogs, and livestock Robinson is not in the wrong rather, it could actually go the other direction had there been no dogs that Legos could be held liable for any damages caused by the herassment of the sheep she was riding through.
Truly this is not a simple black and white case folks... Not even a simple lease aggreement, considering the forest service required that Robinson graze his livestock on that parcel. I guess ultimately it depends on what the recreation deal was with the forest service was and if/how it likely trampled rights of the rancher who'd been grazing his animals there for well over a decade.
If you look at it as a "who was here first" thought process which is more how the legal system works and also the logical thought process the rancher is the one with the "right of way" in this instance and legal blame lays on those who did not inform Robinson of the activities to be held. AFTER it was known there was going to be a problem the organizers of the activity should have made it clear to those participating that the dogs were there and to change their pattern or stop the race if they were unable to finish before dark when the dogs would be out and active...the rancher already kept the dogs controlled during the daylight hours...etc...
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Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge.
All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.
They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent; His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together.... Author unknown...
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