Marita O’Loughlin BSc (Hons) Equine Studies

British Horse Society Senior Coach.

LANTRA Accredited Bit and Bridle Fitting Consultant through the Horse Bit Fit Academy.

My full time occupation is Equine lecturer in both Further Education and Higher Education. I have over 25 years Equestrian Coaching experience, have worked internationally in Eventing and Showjumping yards and competed in Dressage, Showjumping, Hunting and Cross Country. I even had a stint at being a Point to Point Amateur Jockey and rode in a few races!

I have embarked on this journey as a Bit and Bridle Fitting Consultant as I am passionate about educating owners & riders in finding optimal comfort for their horse to promote individual health, welfare, & performance. Combining over 25 years in horse management and rider coaching, I can offer customers a unique bit and bridle fitting service that recognises the effect of badly fitting equipment on horse welfare and performance.

My aim is to find the most appropriate Bit and Bridle fit to improve comfort for the horse, effective communication for the rider, thus enhancing connection and harmony within the partnership. I believe a holistic approach is necessary to optimise function and welfare for the ridden horse and as a Bit and Bridle Fitter, I will form a part of the large circle of professionals required to achieve this such as the Saddle Fitter, Farrier, Physiotherapist, Equine Dentist and Veterinarian. Linking together input from professionals will help horse owners make informed decisions for the benefit of their horse.

I am fully insured, police checked and have current First Aid and Child Safeguarding Certification. I attend regular CPDs to ensure all my practice is current and evidence based.

Covering Northern Ireland and bordering Counties


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