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Bridle Fitting Course 2017

Date: 7th October 2017
Venue: Moulton College

Supported by The Worshipful Company of Loriners

Draft 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

10.30 Coffee

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

Comfort break

11.45 A Guide to Successful Lorinery Selection (PP), Categorisation of Bits & Guidelines for Good Bitting - Lecture Room

12.45 Lunch

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.

To register your interest please click here download a application form or for more information contact the Society Office on 01449 711642