DISCOVER A NEW CAREER

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Our Certified Saddle Fitter course is designed in an easy and accessible way so that you can get started straight away.
Subscribers to our mentorship programme will also be eligible to follow the Society of Master Saddlers Qualified Saddle Fitter Pathway

 
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LEVEL 1
TRAINEE SADDLE CONSULTANT 

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STEP 1

Complete our 1 day practical training session PATHWAY TO SADDLE FITTING 

 

STEP 2 

Gain a thorough understanding of saddle structure, saddle fit and the horse, saddle, rider interaction. 



 

STEP 3 

Receive your certificate as a Level 1 Trainee Saddle  Consultant 

You are now on your way to a career in saddle fitting 




 

Pre-requisites - None 

Progression Options - After completion you can move on to Level 2 or directly to  Level 3

Certification - Provides access to further saddle education

Limitations - You will not be qualified to adjust or fit saddles or perform saddle fitting reports

 

LEVEL 2 CERTIFIED SADDLE CONSULTANT 

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STEP 1

COMPLETE OUR 2 DAY CERTIFICATE COURSE & ASSESSMENT

 

STEP 2 
Gain a more in-depth understanding of saddle fit and learn to provide an accurate saddle fit assessment and  diagnosis  

(open to equine physiotherapists/body workers/trainers and veterinarians)

STEP 3 

Upon completion you will receive your certificate as a Level 2 Saddle  Consultant 

You will now be certified to assess saddle structure and indentify and diagnose saddle related issues




 

Pre-requisites - Pathway to Saddle Fitting Course , Equine Physiotherapist/Body Worker/ Trainer or Veterinarian 

Progression Options - Level 3 (optional) 

Certification - Qualified to conduct a saddle fitting report and diagnose issues

Limitations - You will not be qualified to adjust saddles or fit saddles

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LEVEL 3 CERTIFIED SADDLE FITTER

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STEP 1


COMPLETE OUR 5 DAY INTENSIVE COURSE
 


 

STEP 2
 

Learn all aspects of saddle fit including saddle construction, rider influence, biomechanics , gait analysis and how to conduct and run a successful saddle fitting business   



 

STEP 3 

Upon successful completion and assessment you will able to work as a saddle fitter

You will now be a Level 3 Certified Saddle Fitter




 

 

Pre-requisites - Pathway to Saddle Fitting Course , Equine Physiotherapist/Body Worker/ Trainer or Veterinarian 

Progression Options - Level 4 

Certification - Qualified to conduct a saddle fitting report, diagnose issues, fit new and used saddles

Limitations - You will not be qualified to adjust saddles

LEVEL 4 ADVANCED SADDLE FITTER 

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STEP 1

COMPLETE OUR 1.5 DAY ADJUSTMENT COURSE

 

STEP 2 

Learn how to safely and effectively adjust a variety of saddles 

Successfully complete a final practical exam

STEP 3 

Upon completion you will receive your Level 4 Advanced Saddle Fitter Certificate




 

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Pre-requisites - 5 day certified saddle fitter course, SMSQSF, MSFC, EE or CEE

Certification - Qualified to conduct a saddle fitting report, diagnose issues, fit new and used saddles, make adjustments and remedial fitting

Limitations - None

What Makes a Good Saddle Fitter

Anatomy

Condition Scoring

Assessing the Horse          

 

Saddle Trees

 

Girthing

Saddle Pads and Shims

Assessing the Fit

Record Keeping

The importance of saddle Fit

 Equine Biomechanics and Rider Influence

 Conformation

 Identifying Problems

  Saddle Knowledge

Saddle Types

 

 The Principals of Saddle Fitting

 Saddle Fitting Solutions

 Ethics

COURSE CONTENT

 

 

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