Professionals Bitting Course

Boost your equestrian expertise and benefit from additional income

About Our Professionals Courses

3 MODULES each containing expansive and detailed coverage of the Bitting process.

PRACTICAL DAY – Case study horse and rider day.

You will be working with Gill to Access the horse, evaluate evasion, and make bit selections appropriately.

See the effects for both horse and rider in this valuable ‘hands-on’ practical day.

Price

£475 £375
  • Discount price for introductory offer
  • Paid in full to secure your place. 4 part course structure
  • 3 downloads
  • 1 practical day with test case riders
  • Workbook
Professional course Steps
Download 1

STEP 1

Introduction from Gill Batt – The ethos behind HBA and fundamental steps to understanding more about Bits and Bitting.

STEP 2

Facial anatomy assessment and why it will affect your bit choices and the effects to the whole horse.

STEP 3

Horse and rider evaluation – pre bitting requisites and their importance to the biting process.

STEP 4

Evasion – recognizing and understanding why your horse is compensating or feeling compromised by the bit and how it affects the rider.

Download 2 - Evasion, how to recognise and understand the negatives

STEP 1

Existing tack – how the incorrect bit can affect other considerations in conjunction with bitting, such as bridle fit and saddle fit. Highlighting common problems and the correlations of how it could be causing recurring body issues, stiffness, soreness temperament changes.

STEP 2

Deciphering signs of evasion – what to look for, how to recognise and understand how it affects both horse and rider.

STEP 3

Discussing what is appropriate to generate better possibilities to achieve a more stable consistent contact and connection. Promotion of soft supple and relaxed movement in line with the scales of training.

STEP 4

Basic snaffle choices, the actions of both mouthpiece and cheekpiece options and how to combine to get the best outcome for both horse and rider.
Download 3

STEP 1

Working through the basic and most common bit choices for all disciplines, incorporating leverage and double bridle bits. Points of pressure and responses.

STEP 2

Bit materials, sizing, fitting, diameter choices and handy hints.

STEP 3

What the labels say versus reality. Pinpoint areas of change and improvement to the client and build a transitional plan.

STEP 4

How to integrate Bitting to your existing business. Recommended bits selection to begin your Bitting journey
Part 4 - Practical Day

“Hands on” training day – This is the pinnacle after the recordings and where it all comes together – working as a group with horse and rider test case combinations – selecting, fitting bits and analysing evasion, physiology, and responses.

*if you have a suitable fully insured venue and can provide min of 8 test case riders you will receive a discount on the course price.

Enquire about a professionals course

If you have any questions or would like to enquire about arranging a private bitting course, then get in touch using the details below or fill in the form.