Thursday, October 17, 2013
April 11-13: Saddle Fitting Course
Well, I've certainly been threatening long enough (since 2012, according to this), and it's finally come to fruition (WOOT!!). April 11-13, 2014, I'll be teaching the long-promised saddle fitting course. It will be held at the Pullman Farm (former location of the shop where I used to work), 969 Trumbull Hill Rd. in Shaftsbury, VT. It will start with a meet-and-greet and course overview on Friday evening (times TBA), and will run from 9:30-4 (approximate) on Saturday and Sunday. The course will cover all aspects of English saddle fitting including saddle types, foam vs. wool, tree types, panel modifications and the conformations they suit, equine anatomy and gait analysis as well as fit for the rider. The course will NOT teach repairs and flocking adjustments. Cost is $550.00, which includes lunch/snacks, tools for taking a template and all course materials. The course is limited to 6 people, and there is a non-refundable deposit of $200 required by Jan 30, 2014 to hold your spot. There will also be an "on deck" list in case someone drops out. There are numerous affordable lodging and dining options within 10 miles of the farm. If interested, please email me at email@example.com. Looking forward to this!