(a) infraction of any state or federal law which exists pertaining to the exhibition, care, and custody of horses within the state or country where an NRHA Reining is being held;
(b) abuse of an animal in the show arena and/or evidence that an act of abuse has occurred prior to or during the exhibition of a horse in competition;
(c) use of illegal equipment, including wire on bits, bosals or curb chains;
(d) use of illegal bits, bosals or curb chains;
(e) use of tack collars, tie downs or nose bands;
(f) use of whips or bats;
(g) use of any attachment which alters the movement of or circulation to the tail;
(h) failure to dismount and/or present horse and equipment to the appropriate judge for inspection;
(i) disrespect or misconduct by the exhibitor.
(j) the judge(s) may excuse a horse at any time while in the arena for unsafe conditions or improper exhibition pertaining to both the horse and/or rider."