horse bit fit knowledge courses
Horse Bit Fit Knowledge Basic Course
who is it for?
HBF Basic Knowledge is for Riders, Owners, and anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of Bridle and Bit Fitting, to improve welfare of the horse, horse's way of going, biomechanics, and communication between horse and rider. It doesn't matter if you just hack once a week, or compete at a high level, you will get so much from this course. Our Courses are also CPD Accredited, so can be used for CPD equivalent to 20 hours.
are qualifications needed to take the course?
No qualifications are needed, and very little knowledge of Bits and Bridle Fitting. Mainly a passion to understand how they can affect a horse, if not the right choice for the horse, and not fitted correctly. The less "old school" knowledge you have is probably better, as this course will question most of what you've learned before.
what does it cover?
The Course is written by Carol Cobbett herself, Founder of Horse Bit Fit, with the back up of loads of research, and science, which is now coming to the forefront of a horse's ridden welfare. It will take you from a Basic History of Bits, through new Brands, different Designs of both Bits and Bridles. Types of Nosebands and Bits. How they should be fitted correctly. How a horse is affected if they are not. Why horse's react in certain ways to badly fitted Bits, and Bridles. How pressure points affect horses. Anatomy, and conformation of a horse's head and mouth. It will dispel many Bitting Myths. In fact everything that is needed to Bit and Bridle a horse to improve it's welfare in ridden work, behaviour, and way of going. It is not based on equations, maths, percentages to baffle you, but excellent on hand knowledge, collected, learnt, and used on thousands of horses over many many years, achieving amazing results.
how long will it take?
The Course is solely online, it is available via Google Classroom App also. Consists of 21 sections, with 5 questions in each. A section will take from an hour to maybe 2 hours to complete. Notes and research will need to be read to source the answers, explaining, and teaching the HBF Knowledge. It would need to be completed in approx 8 weeks, depending on any other commitments you may have. There is a resit facility available, should this be necessary.
how much does it cost?
The Course can just be used to further your knowledge, fee of £105. Should CPD Accreditation be required, to maybe apply to Consult for HBF, or just for you own personal improvement, with a Certificate, fee is £165. This must be paid before taking the Course. Once you have logged onto Course, there is no refund. Should you change your mind before logging on the first time, within cooling off period of 14 days, you will be refunded, minus admin fee of £25.
what can I hope to achieve taking it?
By the end of the course you should understand how to make the right choices of Bits and Bridles. How to fit them correctly for optimum comfort, welfare in ridden work, and performance of the horse. It will help you understand when problems are encountered in ridden work, how these can relate to Bits and Bridles, and what adjustments can be made to solve issues, and prevent others occurring. Those wanting to Consult with HBF in UK, this is an excellent step on the ladder, but it is just a Basic Knowledge Course, and can't be used as a stand alone qualification to run a "Bitting" Consultation Business, but it can be used to enhance an already running Equine Business. If you're based in Europe, it's the first step before taking Intermediate, and Residential Courses, to be able Consult for HBF. CPD Accreditation is equal to 20 hours.
when will it be available, and how do I book?
Next Course Enrolment 20th November, for Course starting 28th November. It will be available to take every month . So if you miss a start date, or can't fit it in at certain time of the year, there will be others chances regularly. To book please subscribe to HBF emails, for Course start dates, and updates on booking info. Really easy to book, and join Course. Payment is by Bank Transfer, or Transfer Wise if overseas. Once received you'll be given code to use for signing in to Google Classroom Course, and also HBF Knowledge notes, and links on here