News & Events

Equinology Saddle Fit Courses with SRT Director, Dr. Anne Bondi

 

Principles of Saddle Fitting, 4 day course with Dr. Anne Bondi BHSI, Saddle Research Trust Director.

 

International courses now confirmed :

  • UK: 9th to 12th August 2017
  • Canada:  2nd to 5th November, 2017
  • Australia: 8th to 12th January, 2018
    • + 15th to 19th January, 2018 
  • America: 29th July to 1s t August, 2018

Click here for full details.

July 2017

Could your horse help save others from overweight riders?

 

Leading equine welfare charities, World Horse Welfare and the Saddle Research Trust, have pledged support and financial backing for the latest ground-breaking study which aims to help develop guidelines for appropriate rider weight for horses.

 

The study is being run in collaboration with the Animal Health Trust (AHT), who are asking owners to volunteer their horses to help

 

Click here for further information on the project and how to volunteer.

July 2017

Saddle Research Trust Scholarship 2017 Award Winner Announced

 

Rebecca Howsam, who has a degree in Equestrian Psychology and Sports Science, has won the first scholarship to be awarded by the Saddle Research Trust (SRT).  The scholarship attracted many applicants from around the world including candidates from Australia, New Zealand, Finland, USA, Czech Republic and Spain.

 

The scholarship covers all fees to enable the successful candidate to attend the “Principles of Saddle Fitting” certification course to be held at Writtle College in August this year. The course, delivered by Dr. Anne Bondi BHSI, Director of the Saddle Research Trust, focuses on the three-element interaction of horse, saddle and rider. The content provides a wide-ranging mix of theory and practical sessions that give an evidence-based approach to practice.

 

"Rebecca said: I am thrilled to have won this superb SRT Scholarship. It will be highly beneficial for my future career because saddles and saddle fitting, particularly in relation to the improvement of equine performance and welfare, are the areas that I intend to pursue."

 

Click here to view Press Release with further details.

June 2017

Save the Date: 3rd Saddle Research Trust International Conference

 

We are delighted to announce that the date and venue of the next conference have been confirmed: Saturday 8th December 2018 at the De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre, NG7 2RJ, Nottingham, UK.

 

We hope that you will join us for the 3rd Saddle Research Trust International Conference, which promises to be the biggest and best yet. Building on the ground-breaking research and progress achieved since the inaugural conference in 2012, the latest research will be presented by world-renowned leading experts in their fields.

 

Tickets will go on sale later in 2017, with special early-bird offers and discounts for SRT members.

 

Click here for more information.

June 2017

New Scholarship Award Announced

 

The Saddle Research Trust has announced the award of a new scholarship for 2017. The award will cover all fees to enable the successful candidate to attend the ''Principles of Saddle Fitting'' certification course to be held at Writtle College from 9-12th August 2017.

 

The course will be of benefit to equine health care professionals, saddle fitters, coaches, stable managers and riders.

 

The scholarship aim is to assist up and coming equine professionals upgrade their CVs with the addition of saddle fit evaluation skills.

 

For more details on the course and instructions on how to apply for the scholarship click here.

May 2017

Principles of Saddle fitting (Canada): 4-day training course with Saddle Research Trust director, Anne Bondi BHSI.

 

To be held from 2nd - 5th November, 2017 at Kestrel Ridge Farms, Calgary, Alberta, CANADA . Organised by the Canadian Institute of Equine & Canine Body Works, in accordance with the Equinology INC and Equinenergy Intl modules.

 

Everything you ever wanted to know about saddle issues! This course will be of benefit to horse owners, riders, coaches, equine therapists, vets, saddle fitters and other equine industry professionals.

 

The course focuses on the three-element interaction of the horse, saddle and rider and discusses methods to identify causal factors when things go wrong. A mix of theory and practical sessions will cover a wide range of topics to provide an evidence-based approach to practice.

 

For more details click here.

April 2017

Principles of Saddle fitting (UK): 4-day training course with Saddle Research Trust director, Anne Bondi BHSI.

 

To be held from 9th to 12th August, 2017 at Writtle College, Chelmsford, Essex, UK. Organised in accordance with the Equinology INC and Equinenergy Intl modules.

 

Everything you ever wanted to know about saddle issues! This course will be of benefit to horse owners, riders, coaches, equine therapists, vets, saddle fitters and other equine industry professionals.

 

The course focuses on the three-element interaction of the horse, saddle and rider and discusses methods to identify causal factors when things go wrong. A mix of theory and practical sessions will cover a wide range of topics to provide an evidence-based approach to practice.

 

For more details click here.

April 2017

AHT expert urges riders not to saddle their horse with problems (SRT March 2017 Newsletter)

 

Click here to download a PDF copy of the latest SRT newsletter.

 

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March 2017

Development of an ethogram to describe facial expressions in ridden horses. Journal article published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research.

 

Click here to view and download the article. Anyone who clicks on the link until February 8th, 2017, will be taken to the article on ScienceDirect for free. No sign up or registration is needed - just click and read.

 

Full reference: Mullard, J., Berger, J.M., Ellis, A.D. and Dyson, S. (2017). Development of an ethogram to describe facial expressions in ridden horses. Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, 18: 7-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jveb.2016.11.005.

January 2017

The Saddle Fitter as Educator

 

Click here to download a copy of an article written by SRT Director Anne Bondi, published in the December issue of Equestrian Trade News.

 

A quiz was included with the artical and can be found here. Saddle fitters can complete the CPD quiz online at www.equestriantradenews.com

 

Posted with kind permission from ETN.

January 2017

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