Aims of the day:
- Review what’s new in the world of tack
- Review different types of bridles, bits and their uses
- Discuss the different types of training aids and their use
- Discuss different types of saddle, suitability for the horse & rider and type of work undertaken
- Consider the welfare implications of tack and its use
- It is intended the day will be informative and interactive.
- There will be a hands on approach with delegates encouraged to share their thoughts and views with open discussion to provide network opportunity
09:30-10:00am REGISTRATION & Coffee/Tea & Biscuits on arrival in the café. Please remember to sign the attendance sheet before the end of the day as failure to do so will mean that your CPD record cannot be updated.
10:00-12:00am Fitting and use of bridles to include: different leathers, Micklem bridle, Stubben bridle, padded head pieces and broader pressure points. Nosebands, drop, flash, grackle and cavesson. Various bits, different reins, double bridles, fitting and nosebands. Welfare concerns.
12:00-1:00pm LUNCH can be purchased in the café - or bring a packed lunch.
Loose group discussion over lunch to include acceptable tack for dressage and Pony Club suitable tack. Safety when tacking up.
01:00-03:30pm Saddle fit and use for different activities to include the needs of the rider. Modern girthing thoughts, pressure points, welfare and fit. Stirrup irons – rider fit, safety. Martingales/Breastplates/Market Harborough. The use of boots/bandages.
Hat and body protector fitting. Training Aids used for lungeing to include; Lunge Bungee, Shires 'Pessoa', Side reins. The use of the whip as a training aid.
03:30-04:00pm Debrief / Q+A in Café / Shopping time in the tack shop and lifestyle shop.
Programme details are for guidance and may be subject to change on the day.
Contact number on the day: Sally Andrews - BHS Regional Manager East Midlands: 07881 956459
Please arrive at 9.30am ready for a 10am start.
£35 APC's / £40 all others
Terms and Conditions
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All courses are checked for viability approximately 10 working days prior to course date. At this point, any course that has insufficient numbers may be cancelled. In this instance, candidates booked on the cancelled course will receive a full refund or free course transfer.
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