Master Bit Fitting Course
EvoEquine Master Bit Fitter Course
Want to improve your knowledge on bit fitting and start up a new career in the Equine sector? EvoEquine has an approved Advanced Bit Fitters Course supported by Lantra and Uk Rural Skills (UKRS).
We are not only market leaders in supplying and manufacturing custom tack to ensure the horse is as comfortable as possible in his bridle, we are now offering inspiring educational courses to help support you in your new journey. With EvoEquines founder being a fully qualified cert ed teacher and verifier with vast years of educational teaching you can experience learning in a supportive environment that mets a wide range of learning styles.
On this course you will cover theory units at home to read and learn around your other commitments. This offers flexibility around your learning. An assignment is then due to monitor your understanding and any additional support that maybe required prior to the practical training day. This ensures you get the most out of your training so you are fully prepared in the Bit fitter role.
Once the assignment has been marked by your allocated tutor you will be offered a range of dates to choose from to book your hands on practical day. This day is very exciting and involves a teacher lead class workshop and hands on fitting and feeling bridles and bits. This is where your prior learning is applied and enhanced even further into practice.
You can ask your tutor as many questions as you require as our aim is to support you every step of the way. During the course you will cover the below:
Theory sessions Will be covering:
History of bits
The relationship between dental, mouth conformation and Bitting
Connection to the TMJ
Function of the Hyoid Apparatus
The Horses Tongue
The Hyoid Bone or Iingual Bone
Bits and Fitting
Dr Bristol vs French Link
Bit Quality and Care
Ridden Work And Competition
Bridles and Artificial Aids
How to Market your new career inculding templates
Becoming a Bit fitter in the industry
On your practical day (to be confirmed) you will have work stations covering every aspect of Bit fitting and Exploring bit fitting and assessing actions / placment. You will learn how practicley too:
Action of Bits and Fitting:
Looking at the horse’s mouth conformation and the influence to the bit placement, pallet groves
Checking the bit components and measuring
Looking at how different bits are fitted to the bridle and the effects on the bridle and mouth action
Double bridle bits and their suitability
Discussing the different components of the bits and their uses
Looking at the range of brands and materials used and their actions and effects on the horse
Selecting the correct bit for the breed and comfort
Check list for correct fit
Correct fitting of back straps and there uses with bits
How to record the Bitting information including
Templates and the contents
- Exploring a range of bit manufactures and the fits of their bits.
- Trouble shooting
Following your training day you will be required to produce two case studies on horses of your choice and submit to your tutor for marking. If required your tutor will help guide you to complete the case study if additional study is required. This is built into your course payment and no additional payment is required. On successful completion of the elements you will then receive the recognised certification for insurance and to start your new career.
You can choose to have your study recognised by one or two recognised body's. This is completely up to you but once we have registered you we cannot amend this. EvoEquines aim is to provide you with a fun, supported learning environment. Your personal tutor is there to guide you as required every-step of the way. All tutors are industry experts and experienced. They have been specially selected for their passion and approachability.
Following the completion of your course you can join our Bridle/ Bit fitter register to assess clients looking for fitters in your area. This can be as an independt fitter or as an Evoequine approved fitter. This will give you access to a reduced purchase price and the abilty to charge £50-60 per fitting.
Course Pre Requisite Qualifications: To enrole on this course we require you to have completed the Introduction to Bit and Bridle fitting course we run. This course is delivered purely online. You can enrol on both courses at the same time but the Introduction course must be completed prior to your assignment on the EvoEquine Master Bit Fitters Course.
Once you have made the payment for the course you will receive a welcome email from your tutor within 48 hours during Monday-Friday.
*Practical day area: The delivery of the practical day will be in a five mile radius of BS37 6LY. Delivery Times 9.30am-5pm. We have a list of recommended B&B's if required. Light refreshments will be provided.
*Once you have been enroled on the course, it is not able to be transfured or refunded.