SMS Introductory Bridle Fitting Course

sms bridle fitting course

SMS Introductory Bridle Fitting Course

Want to improve your knowledge on bridle fitting?

The Society of Master Saddlers is holding an Introductory Bridle Fitting Course supported by The Worshipful Company of Loriners.

Webinars will be held on February 9 and 10 from 5pm to 7pm with the theory sessions covering:

  • The Horse’s Head – a Veterinarian’s Perspective
  • Successful Lorinery Selection
  • Bridle Materials / Quality and Safety
  • Measuring and Fitting
  • Customer Relations and Record Keeping

This will be followed by a practical day (to be confirmed) with four work stations covering every aspect of bridle fitting.

These include:

  • Bit Fitting and Action – with observation of the mouth, measuring bit components, fitting a bridle with a selection of bits and discussion of bitting actions all covered.
  • Double Bridle Fitting – to include observation of the mouth and selecting an appropriate bit size, component parts, correct fitting, showing incorrect sizing, correct fitting of and reasons for the curb chain and lipstrap, customer needs and opinions.
  • Measuring – will cover measuring for a bespoke bridle and to achieve the correct fit.
  • Specialist Bridles and Fitting Nosebands – looks at observing and discussing specialist bridles, fitting a selection of nosebands and the influence of the noseband.

For further information contact the SMS office on (01449) 711642.

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