horse bit fit
Horse Bit Fit Intro Bit/Bridle Fitting Knowledge Course
lantra, ukrs, and cpd accreditation available
who is the course for?
HBF Intro Bit/Bridle Fitting Knowledge is for Riders, Owners, Grooms, and anyone involved within the Equine industry, wanting to expand, and update their knowledge of Bridle, and Bit Fitting, to improve welfare of the horse, horse's way of going, biomechanics, performance, also communication between horse and rider. It doesn't matter if you just hack once a week, compete at a high level, or work in an equestrian environment, you will get so much from this course.
Accreditations available, and who they are aimed at, and fees.
The CPD Accredited Intro Course, can be used for CPD equivalent to 20 hours/points. This is suited to anyone requiring CPD hours/points with their employment, or for their own personal development. CPD Certificate awarded. £195.
The UKRS Accredited Intro Course, is aimed at Grooms, employees in large ,and small equestrian yards, or anyone needing a Rural Skill qualification to advance their career in the industry. UKRS Certificate awarded. £265.
The LANTRA Accredited Intro Course, can be used for Equestrian Businesses to enhance an established existing Business (conditions apply). It is not a stand alone Bit/Bridle Fitting qualification to Consult on Bit/Bridle fitting. The Comprehensive LANTRA Accredited Course is available for those wishing to Consult on Bit/Bridle fitting under the Horse Bit Fit banner. This is only available in areas when there is a vacancy. LANTRA Certificate awarded. £295.
LANTRA and CPD £345. UKRS and CPD £315. UKRS and LANTRA. £345. LANTRA, UKRS, and CPD £395
The Course, and knowledge is exactly the same, it's the Accrediting body that can be chosen to suit your needs as a student. One or more Accreditation can be chosen. No Accreditation or Certificate is also an option for those just wanting the knowledge. Fee £175.
Fees must be paid before taking the Course. Once you have logged on there is no refund. Should you change your mind before logging in the first time, within 14 days cooling off period. Refund would be available minus £45 admin charge.
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.
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 January 2020, for Course starting 28th January 2020. 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