15.16.01.07

.07 Licensing Requirements.

A. Compliance with General and Special Requirements. Each person issued an operator's license shall comply with the:

(1) General requirements under §B; and

(2) Special requirements under §C for the particular class for which that person is licensed.

B. General Requirements.

(1) The Stable and Area In and Around the Stable. The licensed operator shall ensure that:

(a) Each horse under his control is provided shelter, and that the shelter is:

(i) Clean,

(ii) Dry,

(iii) Well-ventilated, but not drafty,

(iv) Able to afford horses protection in inclement weather,

(v) Neat and orderly, and

(vi) Sturdy and in good repair;

(b) Adequate measures are taken in and around the stable to:

(i) Prevent excessive manure accumulation, and

(ii) Control flies and rodents;

(c) All fences used to confine horses are sturdy and in good repair;

(d) Each stall occupied by a horse:

(i) Is cleaned regularly, and

(ii) Has a bedding of regularly changed straw, shavings, or other suitable material, sufficient enough to maintain the horse in a clean and dry condition;

(e) All tools used to clean and maintain the stable and its immediate area are properly stored when not in use.

(2) Other Areas. The licensed operator shall ensure that other areas under the operator's control where horses are confined, exhibited, exercised, or permitted to be ridden, are free of hazards.

(3) Food and Water. The licensed operator shall ensure that:

(a) Each horse under his control is provided adequate food, water, and salt;

(b) These items are provided in suitable containers; and

(c) The food is:

(i) Of good quality, free of molds and other contaminates, supplying all the needed nutrients, to maintain a horse depending on its age, reproductive status, level of exercise, and geographic location, and

(ii) Properly stored so as to maintain its quality.

(4) Health Care. The licensed operator shall ensure that:

(a) Each horse under his control receives:

(i) Regular routine care, including but not limited to worming, dental, and foot care, and

(ii) Immediate attention, care, or treatment if it becomes sick, injured, or lame;

(b) Basic first aid supplies are maintained in good order;

(c) A licensed veterinarian examines a horse, if the Board requires an examination; and

(d) A horse not be ridden or driven if the caring veterinarian advises against it.

C. Special Requirements.

(1) Boarding Stable Class. A person who has been issued an operator's license in this class shall comply with the general requirements outlined in §A of this regulation.

(2) Rescue or Sanctuary Class. A person who has been issued an operatorís license in this class shall comply with the general requirements outlined in §A of this regulation.

(3) Lesson or Rental Class. A person who has been issued an operator's license in this class shall, in addition to the general requirements outlined in §A of this regulation, comply with the following:

(a) That each horse receives the rest and sustenance it needs each working day, given its age, condition, and the type of activity it performs;

(b) That each horse tacked and awaiting use has its girths loosened, is protected from the weather, and is not tied to the bit;

(c) That a horse may not be used for riding or driving purposes if the horse is unfit;

(d) That tack and related equipment:

(i) Is clean,

(ii) Is in sound condition, and

(iii) Cannot by its adjustment cause physical pain or injury to a horse;

(e) That hoof picks, brushes, curry combs, and other grooming equipment are readily available, clean, and usable;

(f) That any wagon used is in good condition and that its:

(i) Axles are well greased, and

(ii) Brakes are operating.