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SMS Introduction to Saddle Fitting

Encompassing Intro to Saddle Fitting

  • Starts Apr 13
  • 925 US dollars
  • Rocky Meadow Road

Available spots

Service Description

A two-day course covering the basic principles of the SMS recommended saddle fitting system. This course is the foundation to our Saddle Fitting Training Pathway, and is a long standing and essential element of CPD for equine professionals such as Physiotherapists, Coaches, Vets, and Saddlers. Day 1 comprises a series of talks and lectures delivered online or in a classroom and includes: Introduction to the Course Tree Design Saddle Trees & Construction Identifying Faults in Saddles Maintaining Records A veterinary surgeon’s thoughts on saddle fitting Structure and Functioning of the horse relevant to saddle fitting Safe Handling of the Horse and Running-up Condition Scoring, Conformation and Movement Back Assessment Principles of Saddle Fitting Day 2 On the practical day, after an introduction delegates will circulate around different stations in small groups, experiencing both practical demonstrations from our lecturers and the opportunity to get hands-on with trees, flexicurves and saddles. Stations cover: Practical Saddle Fitting Taking Templates and Back Assessment Conformation, Horse Description and Running-up

Upcoming Sessions

Contact Details

  • Stoneleigh Equine, Rocky Meadow Road, Clear Spring, MD, USA


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