Advanced Saddle Fit Techniques
*for SMS Fitters & SMS Trainees
active members of the Society of Master Saddlers
Venue: Stoneleigh Equine
Clear Spring, MD
Length: 2 days
Subjects: Topics to be decided
Cost: $500, 50% deposit required to save course spot, due with application
Dates: Summer 2021-TBD
*For dates and more information please click on the registration link below if the course is currently scheduled.
Meals: Breakfast (coffee and bagels), lunch and
refreshments throughout the day.
Accommodation is not included and must be arranged
by the delegate as well as transportation
To enable Qualified fitters to complete their required Professional Development and to offer education in subjects that are related to, but not always considered part of the official syllabus for saddle fit.
Theory and Practical;
Advanced performance Analysis
Saddle panel area versus design. Research project Gavin
Balance Point Analysis. Research project Gavin/Crowell
Lameness Research involving the back. Hind, Front, Contra lateral, Ipsilateral
Exercise effects on back dimensions and saddle fit. Dyson
Rider balance analysis. Gavin Crowell and Frederickson.
Temperature research involving backs. Gavin
Other topics of interest as they emerge
This course must be paid in full at time of registration, due to the flight arrangements and cost of obtaining the best Instructors. Please download your registration form and return with course deposit to:
North American Saddlery School
1684 Hendershot Rd, Warfordsburg, PA 17267
*Please note that deposits and course fees are non refundable, however cancellations will carry over for one year after the date of cancellation.