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Introductory Bridle Fitting – Practical

13/04/2023 9:00 am

13/04/2023 5:00 pm

Criteria for Attendance

The course is open to

  • SMS members and employees
  • BETA members and employees
  • Bridle/ Saddle Fitting trainee or someone interested in entering this field
  • Registered Farriers
  • Veterinary Surgeons
  • Chartered Physiotherapists
  • BHS or Pony Club Coaches
  • Other equestrian related professionals i.e. body worker or Chiropractor etc.
  • Overseas retailer or customer of a SMS trade or manufacturing members

Subjects covered

Theory sessions will cover

  • The horses Head - a Veterinary's perspective
  • Successful lorinery selection
  • Bridle materials / Quality and Safety
  • Measuring and fitting
  • Customer relations and record keeping

Practical day will cover

  • Bit fitting and action
  • Double bridle fitting
  • Measuring
  • Specialist bridles & fitting nosebands

The full course consists of both theory and practical sessions and the theory must be completed before attending the practical session.