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About The Western Saddle Fitters Course

Looking to turn your love for horses into a fulfilling career? The Saddler's Technique offers training courses for individuals who aspire to become certified consultant saddle fitters with The Western Saddler Ltd. Our courses are taught by industry experts who are dedicated to ensuring you have the knowledge and skills to succeed in this exciting field of horse-comfort based saddle fitting.

Looking for a way to get involved and help improve horses comfort? The Western Saddle Fitters' Course is perfect for you! This highly detailed course will teach you everything you need to know about saddle fitting and give you all the tools to become a trained professional. We understand the importance of keeping our equines comfortable while riding. We offer a supportive and in-depth training experience that will allow you to make a real difference to many equines lives. Join us and, after successful completion of our course, work alongside The Western Saddler Ltd. to make a real difference in the comfort of equines.

Course Outline
(may be subject to change)

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Dates & Times

This is a nine-month course, offered over five weekends, to give you time for wider reading and to prepare your case studies.

 

The day runs from 8.30am-5pm.

The course dates are as follows:

Level 1:    27/28th April 2024
Level 2:     22/23rd June 2024
Level 3:     14/15th Sept. 2024
Level 4:     26/27th October 2024
Level 5:     23/24th Nov. 2024 & case studies on location.

At the end of the course students are to attend the Horsemanship Showcase on 30th November & 1st December 2024.

There will now be a second course running in 2025. Please note that places are limited. Should you be interested please fill in the application form.

Location

Venue: The venue for levels 1-4 is Ferne Animal Sanctuary, Wambrook, Chard. TA20 3DH.   Home | Ferne Animal Sanctuary - a registered charity, which I am delighted to support. Ferne Animal Sanctuary is in a beautiful location and has excellent facilities, including free parking, a well-resourced classroom, café and the centre is also kindly offering us a variety of equines to work with.  We may also use horses from our own herd: a quarter horse, an Icelandic (gaited) and a mule. This will ensure that we have a diversity of shape, size and temperament to work with, in which to identify and meet a wide range of saddle fitting need. 

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