Horse Bit Fit Academy 

Bit/Bridle Fitting 

Intro and Consultant courses

Horse Bit Fit Academy Intro and Advanced Bit and Bridle Fitting Knowledge Courses

LANTRA, and HBFA (with or without CPD points/hours) Certification


Who is the course for?

HBFA Intro Bit/Bridle Fitting Knowledge is for Riders, Owners, Grooms and anyone involved within the Equine industry. Those wanting to expand, and update their knowledge of Bridle and Bit Fitting. To improve welfare of the horse, the horse's way of going, biomechanics and performance, also the 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.
LANTRA Accredited/HBFA Certified Advanced Consultant Course, is a follow on from our Intro Course. Enhancing your Bit and Bridle fitting knowledge to a standard and the recognised Accreditation required to run your own business as a Consultant on Bit and Bridle Fitting. 

Accreditations available, who they are aimed at and fees.

HBFA Certificate: Achieving Distinction with this Certificate in the Intro Course will open up enrolment on the Advanced Consultant Course. This Certificate can be Achieved in the Advanced again with Distinction to certify the student can Consult overseas. LANTRA Accreditation is needed in the UK and many overeseas students opt for this too as it shows excellent standard of training. Both these in Advanced Course will enable Associate Member listing in EAPER. 
The HBFA Certified Intro Course on its own can be used for CPD equivalent to 20 hours/points. This is suited to anyone requiring CPD hours/points with their employment or just for their own personal development, and to increase their knowledge.
Most students outside UK opt for both LANTRA, and HBFA. LANTRA showing excellent standard of training. HBFA showing Grade achieved, and again trained to excellent standard by the Academy

HBFA CERTIFICATE - £395 (open ended Course, join when you wish. Complete in your own time)
TOTAL FEES FOR INTRO AND ADVANCED, and therefore qualification to be a Consultant :
We do not offer payment terms, but any Invoice can be paid off over your choice of time without interest. Contact us for further details.

If you're based in Scotland you may get funding for our Courses from LANTRA Scotland. Apply to them direct:
All 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 the 14 days cooling off period, a refund would be available minus £80 admin charge. 

Are qualifications needed to take the course?

No qualifications are needed to enrol on 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 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.
*Intro Bit/Bridle Fitting Course must be taken, and Distinction acquired before taking Advanced Bit and Bridle Fitting Consultant Course* 

What does it cover?

All the Courses are written by Carol Cobbett, Founder of Horse Bit Fit, 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. Brands and 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 horses 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 Bit and Bridle Fitting Myths. In fact everything that is needed to correctly fit Bit and Bridle to a horse to improve its welfare in ridden work, behavior, 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 of Consultations, achieving amazing results.

How long will it take?

The Intro Course is solely online and self-learn, it is available via Google Classroom App also. Consisting of 21 sections with 3-4 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. These explain and teach the HBFA Knowledge that is used in Consultations. There is a resit facility available, should this be necessary at subsidised fee of £150. NB: It is possible to do the Courses on a Mobile Phone, but it is advised probably easier on something you can read from and do Word Docs or similar.
The Advanced Course is solely online, it is available via Google Classroom App also. Consists of 10 discussion, essay questions and a submitted case study. 20 - 40 hours work over 2 months. PDFs will be available with all the notes, research, this can be kept for reference. A Q&A Session on Consultation Structure is available. Access to a horse is required. Advice on how to set up a Consultancy is also provided once you've qualified via Associate Membership of EAPER.

What can I hope to achieve taking it?

By the end of the courses you should understand how to make the right choices of Bits and Bridles. How to fit them correctly for optimum comfort and 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. What adjustments can be made to solve the issues, and prevent others occurring. 

The Intro can lead to taking Advanced LANTRA Consultant Course and then Consulting and fitting, should you wish.

When will it be available, and how do I book? 

Open Intro can be enrolled on at any time. Please contact us for availability of places.

Advanced Consultant Courses can be enrolled on at various dates during the year as places become available. Once a student has achieved HBFA Certificate in the Intro Course they will be advised of the next available Course. The Advanced needs to be completed in a two month time frame. 

Both Courses are avaible every month except December. 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, enroll on .

Easy to enroll and join Course, and complete within the timescale. Payment is by Bank Transfer, or Debit/Credit Card link if overseas.