Liz Eaton FBHS chats with qualified saddle, bridle and bit fitter Sue Stanbridge, about the obvious and the subtle signs that your horse’s tack might not fit as well as you may think, and in fact, may be causing pain and long-lasting issues.
While you may think saddle fit is important and have yours checked regularly, and you may have tried different bits to help your horse feel more comfortable, many riders are only just beginning to understand how severely a badly fitted bridle, no matter how expensive, might impact their horse’s movement.
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LIZ EATON FBHS
Liz has over 35 years’ experience in training riders from grass roots to international competition, in all three disciplines. She has an innovative approach based on biomechanics and psychology of both horse and rider, which enables her to create positive and lasting changes to their partnership and performance. In 2023 Liz became the 90th Fellow of The British Horse Society since its inception in 1949, she is now one of only 60 BHS Fellows world-wide.
Sue qualified as a City & Guilds bench saddler in 1981 while also taking her lorinery exams at this time.
With over 40 years experience in tack fitting, Sue has continued to attend regular courses in saddle and bridle/bit fitting over the years. She is a LANTRA qualified bridle and bit fitter.