7th October 2017
Supported by The Worshipful Company of LorinersDraft Programme:
(Timings are estimated)
9.00 Introduction – Health & Safety - Lecture Room
09.15 A brief introduction to Bridle Making, Leather, Lorinery, Bridle Construction, Safety and care - Lecture Room
09.40 Appropriate Bridling, Measuring & Fitting, Widths / styles etc., Sizing Charts, Component Parts - Lecture Room
10.45 The Horse’s Head- a Veterinarian’s Perspective - Lecture Room
11.30 Anatomy of the horse’s head. The effects upon the horse of poor bridling Q & A
11.45 A Guide to Successful Lorinery Selection (PP), Categorisation of Bits & Guidelines for Good Bitting - Lecture Room
13.30 Practical Measuring & Bridle Fitting (Delegates split into three groups which circulate around the stations)
Area 1: Measuring for a bespoke bridle. Demonstration and practice of how to measure from an existing bridle to gain measurements for a bespoke bridle.
Area 2: Bridle Selection, From a selection of bridles provided delegates will be guided in the choosing of the most appropriate and best fitting bridle for two types of horse.
Area 3: Fitting Assorted bridle types. A demonstration of the correct fitting of a variety of:Bridle types: Pelham, Double, Leverage bitsRunning & Standing MartingalesNosebands: Cavesson, Drop, Flash, Crank, Grackles
16.00 Questions and Tea
Fees in 2016:
SMS Members: £120.00 + VAT
BETA Members & BHS Instructors: £140.00 + VAT
Other Equestrian Professionals:£150.00 + VAT
‘New member’ vouchers are valid as part payment for this course.
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