LIft the ban on using a racecourse safety rein
Horses getting upset in the starting stalls and breaking free, sometimes by ducking under the gate, represent a danger for both horse and jockey. For the past 25 years here at Mick Easterby Racing we have used a safety rein to prevent this from happening. There has never been any problem or incident. However, we do not know how many injuries to horse and jockey that this may have prevented.
I have been banned from using this rein on the racecourse and feel this is a serious injustice for a device which prevents horse and jockey from potentially serious injury.