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Introductory Saddle Fitting Course

20/03/2024 9:00 am

20/03/2024 5:00 pm

Criteria For Attendance

The course is open to

  • SMS members and employees
  • BETA members and employees
  • 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.

A confirmation of attendance will be given as there is no qualification attached to this course.

Subjects covered

  • Tree Design and Saddle Construction 
  • Identifying Faults in Saddles 
  • Physiology of the Horse's Back 
  • Anatomy of the Horse 
  • Horse Identification and Maintaining Records 
  • Safe Handling of the Horse 
  • Understanding and Assessing Movement and Conformation for Fitting 
  • Principles of Saddle Fitting 
  • Practical Back Assessment 
  • Template taking 
  • Practical Saddle Fitting of a variety of horses and riders