horse bit fit
Horse Bit Fit Intro Bit/Bridle Fitting Knowledge Course (lantra and cpd)
who is it for?
HBF Intro Bit/Bridle Fitting 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, performance, 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 Intro Courses are CPD Accredited, so can be used for CPD equivalent to 20 hours. Also LANTRA Accredited, can be used for Equestrian Businesses to enhance an established existing Business (conditions apply)
are qualifications needed to take the course?
No qualifications are needed, to take the Intro, 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?
All the Courses are written by Carol Cobbett herself, Founder of Horse Bit Fit, and DR James Cooling, with the back up 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 maybe affected if they are not fitted correctly. Why horse's react in certain ways to badly fitted Bits, and Bridles. How pressure points from Bits and Bridles 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 Intro 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, that is used in our Consultations. 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 Intro Course can just be used to further your knowledge, fee of £175, without any Certificates. Should CPD Accreditation be required, to maybe apply to Consult for HBF, to increase your CPD hours/points, or just for you own personal improvement, with a CPD Certificate, fee is £195. LANTRA Accreditation is £295. LANTRA and CPD £345. 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 £45.
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, and is part of HBF LANTRA Comprehensive Bit/Bridle Fitting Knowledge, but it is just an Intro for Horse Owners, Riders and can't be used as a stand alone qualification to run a "Bitting" Consultation Business, even if LANTRA Certified, but it can be used to enhance an already established Equine Business. If you're based in Europe, or Overseas, Intro can be lead up taking Applied, Advanced Assessment, as Residential Courses in UK.
when will it be available, and how do I book?
Next Course Enrolment 20th August 2019, for Course starting 28th August. It is available to enrol on monthly . 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 receive updates please subscribe to HBF emails, or register your interest to book, enrol on firstname.lastname@example.org . Really easy to enrol, 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, links, and research on here