Horse exclusion zones are to be established in Kilkenny City & County.
It follows a series of incidents of cruelty to animals and also aims to combat dangers associated with sulky racing.
Councillor Andrew McGuinness had tabled a motion calling for the local authority to liase with gardai.
He told KCLR news he is delighted with the response from the executive who have already been in consultation with the Chief Superintendent about it.
The plan is to start off with a list of areas that have proven to be problematic for the Gardai in terms of animal cruelty and sulky racing, and to introduce the exclusion zones in those areas first.
Councillor McGuinness says if the laws are brought in properly they will be ‘absolutely enforceable and effective’.