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Education: Professional Bitfitter

With this program you will be trained to become a (Professional) Bitfitter. The (Professional) Bitfitter is an all-round expert in the field of Bitfitting: and he or she can advise you on a suitable bridle and bit fitting. The (Professional) Bitfitter assesses situations in the correct manner and may, if necessary, refer a case to other professionals.

 

Bitfitter en Professional Bitfitter
The course consists of five modules. After completion of the first three modules, the participant can be called a Bitfitter. After finishing the last two modules, the participant gets the title of Professional Bitfitter.

 

Theory and Practical
Each module consists of a theoretical and practical part. Besides the teaching which is given in the modules, there is also a practical participation requirement of the modules, which involves one or more days of placement to gain experience. The attendance and assessment of these experience and internship days will make the participation report. The modules can be completed only after submission of the reports.

Module 1: Horse and teeth
The first module addresses the anatomy of the head and teeth of the horse.  In addition to this, the possible tooth defects and the methods in identifying these are studied. The practical part explains how the head, mouth and teeth can be checked.

 

Module 2: The bit of the horse
In the second module, the various bits and bridles are discussed. The module looks at which bits to apply to the various disciplines of riding and how these bits function. The rules of various organizations such as the Royal Dutch Equestrian Federation and the FEI are also discussed.

 

Module 3: Bitfitting
Within this module, a great deal of time is allocated to the actual application of the knowledge that has been gained in the first and second modules. Attention is given to factors such as documentation, communication and body checks.

Within this modules, a great deal of time is allocated to the actual application of the knowledge that has been gained in the first and second modules. Attention is given to factors such as documentation, communication and body checks.

 

Module 4: Bitfitting and more
This module is focused specifically on advising and delivering awareness among the riders. The use and fitting of rod and bar tack are also discussed.

 

Module 5: The influence of the bit on the horse’s body
The fifth module looks at the anatomy and biomechanics of the entire horse’s body and several treatment therapies are discussed.  Within this module, there is also the possibility of watching a dissection.  

Education training part A – Bitfitter (in English):

Module 1-3:  Wednesday May  22 – Sunday May 26, 2019
Module 1-3:  Wednesday October 2 – Sunday October 6, 2019

 

Education training part B – Professional Bitfitter (in English):

Module 4-5:  Tuesday October 8 – Thursday October 10, 2019

 

Location: Ulicoten, The Netherlands

Cost in The Netherlands
Module 1 t/m 3 : € 500,00 per module
Module 4 t/m 5 : € 600,00 per module

For pricing information in other countries please contact us at info@ieebf.com.

At this moment the study guide is only available in Dutch and is available through mail info@ieefb.com . The study guide provides an overview of everything that has to do with the training.

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