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Advanced Saddle Fitting Course
Venue:       Stoneleigh Equine 
                 Clear Spring, MD 
Length:      2 days
Subjects:   Saddle Fitting from the Riders Perspective w/Kay Hastilow
Cost:          $900
Dates:       July 18th- 19th, 2024



Saddle Fitting Skills
Fee Includes
  • Tuition
  • Meals:  We will provide limited breads for breakfast and several lunch selections. Please note on the application any dietary restrictions and we will do our best to accommodate them. We will provide water, coffee, tea and some snacks. 
  • Accommodation is not included and must be arranged by the delegate as well as transportation
Course Objective
To enable 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. Open to any saddle fitter in the industry. 
Theory and Practical Sessions Courses Include;
  • Advanced and Advances in Saddle Fitting Techniques-Onsite Fittings The Way Forward
  • Rider Influence on Saddle Fitting
  • Advanced Difficult Fitting
  • Conformation, Gait Analysis, and Back Anatomy for Saddle Fitting
  • Pain in the Horse
A comprehensive look at saddle fitting from the riders perspective.  This brand new course will cover both theoretical and practice skills sessions assessing saddle fitting from the tree up to suit the rider for purpose. This two day course will cover the following topics; 
-How riders sit
-Seat sizes for riders
-The twist discussion
-Movement and is distribution through the rider
-Saddle stability and balance for the rider
-Repercussions of different horse conformation types and their effect on a riders ability to sit 
-Tree types & issues of movement
-Practical solutions and common limitations 
This course is open to current saddle fitters, saddlery professionals and past attendees of the Intro to Saddle Fitting Course held here at NASS. This course is also open to professionals; bodyworkers both human and equine, therapists, veterinarians, etc.  All course participants are asked to bring with photograph evidence on case study to present and discuss with the group.  


This course must be paid in full at time the of registration and is non refundable and non transferrable. Course bookings have two options; book online or download the registration form and return with course to:


North American Saddlery School

11655 Rocky Meadow Rd

Clear Spring, MD 21722 USA



*Please note that deposits and course fees are non refundable, however cancellations will carry over for one year after the date of cancellation and the candidate will have to pay any increase in tuition. Please see the complete policy above.



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