09.10.01.18

.18 Equipment Changes.

A. Permission to add or discontinue the use of blinkers or any other device that would restrict the vision of a horse from behind shall be approved by the starter before being granted by the stewards.

B. Permission for a rider to discontinue carrying a whip on his mount shall be obtained from the stewards, and permission shall be obtained from the stewards before adding the whip back as part of the rider's equipment.