.40 Paddock Judge.

A. The paddock judge shall keep a record of all equipment carried by all horses in all races under his jurisdiction, permitting no change in equipment not authorized by the stewards.

B. The paddock judge, in each race, shall require the farrier in attendance in the paddock to see to it that all horses are properly shod. The paddock judge shall report immediately to the stewards the findings of the farrier.

C. The paddock judge shall report any irregularities to the stewards.

D. The paddock judge may permit a horse to be excused from parading and be led to the post.