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Maidstone, Kent

Pathway to Saddle Fitting 1 Day Course

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Pathway to Saddle Fitting 1 Day Course
Pathway to Saddle Fitting 1 Day Course

Time & Location

05 Jun 2022, 09:00 – 16:00

Maidstone, Kent, Coldblow Farm, Coldblow Ln, Thurnham, Maidstone, ME14 3LR, UK


About the event

Duration – 1 Day ​ 

Pre-Requisites - None

Minimum age 14

Ideal for horse owners, equine body workers, trainers and veterinarians.

Learn how to confidently and accurately assess saddle fit with our 1 day pathway to saddle fitting course. ​ This course will involve both theoretical and practical training and will cover the basics of saddle fit, saddle safety and how to identify an ill-fitting saddle.

Successful candidates may progress towards a career in saddle fitting ​ 


The aim of the course is to provide you with a thorough understanding of the importance of saddle fit and how you as a horse owner or equine professional can identify saddle fit issues and progress towards a career in saddle fitting.


The day will contain a mixture of both theoretical and practical training where you will be working in groups to assess a variety of different horses and saddles. Practical clothing and footwear is essential along with any other PPE you feel would be necessary. We will be working in an outdoor venue so please ensure you have appropriate clothing for the weather.


Tea, coffee and water will be provided and there will be several comfort breaks throughout the day. Lunch is not provided so please bring something along with you as there are no catering facilities on site.  In the meantime please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


Car parking is available on-site. Please park courteously leaving appropriate space for horse boxes and lorries to load/unload and manoeuvre.


>8 weeks notice 0% cancellation fee 8-6 weeks notice 20% cancellation fee  6-4 weeks notice 50% cancellation fee <4 weeks notice 100% cancellation fee ​ ​ 

ITINERARY EXAMPLE (subject to change)

9.00 - Theory - Purpose of the saddle, parts of the saddle, basic anatomy, principals of saddle fit 

10.00 – Practical – Assessing the saddle (off the horse) 

10.30 – Break 

10.45 - Practical – Chalking the horse, saddle support area 

12.00 – Break for Lunch 

13.00 – Practical - Assessing Saddle Fit (on the horse) 

14.00  – Practical – Assessing the saddle in motion 

15.00 – Questions and debrief


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