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Level 5 

Advanced Diploma in Saddle Fitting

Aligns with Ofqual level 5 descriptors

ENTRY CRITERIA

Minimum Age: 

18 years

Prerequisites: 

Successful completion of The College of

Saddle Fitting Level 4 Diploma

or equivalent

Course Duration: 

Twelve months maximum, 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 5.

This course is fully flexible, with both theory modules and 5 day  practical training, enabling the student to work at their own pace.

Upon successful completion of the Level 4 Diploma in Saddle Fitting, this Level 5 course will provide saddle fitters with progression onto advanced knowledge when fitting the saddle to horse and rider.

SUBJECTS COVERED INCLUDE

Assessment of horse and rider

Equine anatomy, physiology and biomechanics

Assessment of horse and rider asymmetry, balance, ability and performance in the saddle

How the horse influences the rider

Remedial saddle fit

Prescriptive exercise in relation to remedial saddle fit

How the rider influences the horse and its movement

How the saddle influences performance of horse and rider

Comparisons of saddle type and their influence on the horse in various disciplines

Use of pads and their purpose for remedial fit

COURSE FEE: £4750

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