Introduction to Bridle Fitting Course


Venue:      Stoneleigh Equine

                   Clear Spring, MD 

Length:     2 day (Saturday & Sunday)

Subject:     Basics of Bridle Fitting Techniques

Cost:           $900.00, 50% deposit required to save course spot, due with application

Date:          July 16-17th, 2022

*For dates and more information please click on the registration link below if the course is currently scheduled, if missing please check back for schedule updates.



Course Objective


This course is designed to give a practical knowledge of the science of Bridling. It incorporates research and practical knowledge with analysis of strength and pressures on the head and neck. The biomechanical effects of different nosebands on the bit are also discussed.



  • Bridle leather,  an instruction and comparison.

  • Bridle construction

  • Bridle hardware for all forms of construction

  • Appropriate bridling --  the rules of width, style and size

  • Sizing charts

  • Component parts

  • The Head and Neck anatomy

  • Poor bridle fit effects

  • Teeth, as they affect bridling and bitting

  • Nosebands, Martingales and Training Tack



  • Bridle measuring

  • Fitting a Snaffle

  • Fitting a Gag

  • Fitting a Double and Pelham

  • Nosebands and their affects

  • Bitless bridles, their action and fit

  • Martingales and Training aids


This course must be paid in full at time of registration, due to the flight arrangements and cost of obtaining the best Instructors. There is a $150 administrative fee if you need to cancel or postpone within 30 days of the beginning of the course and a $150 penalty if all course fees are not paid at least 30 days prior to the beginning of the course. Please download your registration form and return with course deposit to:


North American Saddlery School ; Janice Stroud-Bickes, Director of Operations

4400 Lake Hills Court; North Chesterfield, VA 23234


*Please note that deposits and course fees are non refundable, however cancellations will carry over for one year after the date of cancellation. 



Fee Includes

  • Tuition

  • 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