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Level 4 

Diploma in 

Saddle Fitting

Aligns with Ofqual level 4 descriptors

ENTRY CRITERIA

Minimum Age: 

18 years

Prerequisites: 

A minimum of 2 years experience

with horses.

Course Duration: 

Six to twelve months, can be completed 

sooner

Enrolment: 

Rolling enrolment

Practical training held throughout

the year at various locations

across the UK.

Please get in touch

for more information.

COURSE OVERVIEW

This course aligns with Ofqual Level Descriptors for Level 4 and will provide learners with the skills and knowledge to fit saddles correctly and safely.

The course is fully flexible, with both theory modules and 6 days practical training and assessment, enabling the student to work at their own pace. 

When completed and passed, this Diploma ensures that the student has the necessary skills to enter the industry as a professional saddle fitter.

SUBJECTS COVERED INCLUDE

The history of saddles and their

use up to current standard

Principles of saddle fit

The manufacture and construction of saddles including what to look out for as well as problems and faults etc

How to take templates and

keep records

Safe practise and risk assessment

 

Horse anatomy, conformation

and biomechanics relating to

saddle fit

Girthing

Role of the saddle fitter in the equine industry

Correct and incorrect fit

Assessment of the horse and rider relating to saddle fit and how the rider can influence the horse and saddle

COURSE FEE: £3450

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