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Bits, Saddle Fitting and Hoof Balance

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - Sunday, June 28, 2020
Co-Ed
USCA ONLINE 471 University Parkway AikenSC  29801
Sunday, June 30, 2019 - Sunday, June 28, 2020
Co-Ed
USCA ONLINE 471 University Parkway AikenSC  29801

Bits, Saddle Fitting and Hoof Balance

Jun 30 - Jun 28

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$275.00

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Price
$275.00
Price
$275.00

Meeting Dates

From Jun 30, 2019 to Jun 28, 2020

About This Activity

Bits are designed to create discomfort in the hope the horse, to avoid the discomfort, will respond in particular way—a response which satisfies the rider. There is no other way to explain how a bit works.  All the fancy names for bits, all the claims for gentle, kind bits cannot change the facts.  So the key is in choosing a bit which is most comfortable for your horse, and knowing how to use the bit. One of the most surprising things students will learn is that there are only two kinds of bits—snaffles and curbs. It would be hard to over-emphasize the importance of the correct fit and placement of saddles. Horses suffer sore and injured backs more frequently due to saddles that rub or apply uneven pressure than for any other reason; this lesson teaches the student how to determine proper saddle fit for any discipline. The shoeing of a horse is a necessity born from our horse management practices and modern life. The goal is to balance the horse’s hoof in relationship to his conformation, and to protect the hoof from damage. Students will learn how to measure the hoof, determine hoof balance and select the shoe and the shoe placement which is of most benefit to the horse. Various horse shoes and their uses are explained. Shoeing horses in an attempt to overcome lameness and hoof damage are discussed. IMPORTANT* You have one year from date of your sign up to complete the course.

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  • University of South Carolina Aiken

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