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WAC 260-44-010

Equipment changes.

(1) Permission to change any equipment from that which a horse carried in its previous race must be obtained from the stewards.
(2) Permission for a horse to add or remove blinkers or cheek pieces must be approved by the starter before being granted by the stewards.
(3) A trainer may tie down a horse's tongue but only with materials that are not dangerous or likely to cause injury to the horse. An official veterinarian will decide any question about the appropriateness of the material used for a tongue-tie. The stewards may monitor the use of tongue-ties.
(4) Riding crops will be considered standard equipment in all horse races, unless declared at time of entry.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020. WSR 19-03-078, § 260-44-010, filed 1/14/19, effective 2/14/19; WSR 13-03-060, § 260-44-010, filed 1/11/13, effective 2/11/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 67.16.020 and 67.16.040. WSR 07-07-035, § 260-44-010, filed 3/12/07, effective 4/12/07; WSR 06-07-063, § 260-44-010, filed 3/10/06, effective 4/10/06; Order 73.1, § 260-44-010, filed 5/18/73. Rules of racing, § 132, filed 4/21/61.]
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