5-Day Equine Ergonomist Course - South Africa

November 28th, 2017 - December 2nd, 2017 | Lourensford Wine Estate, Somerset West, South Africa

5-Day Equine Ergonomist Course

A 5-day course to become an Equine Ergonomist to work with riders to diagnose, analyze and make recommendations on saddles and saddle fit.

Saddlefit 4 Life Equine Ergonomist Certification (CEE) Program

Upon correctly completing the required 30 Externship S4L Evaluations coupled with the required purchase a Saddlefit 4 Life Tool Kit ($285USD) containing the necessary measurement tools, the CEE candidate will then be certified and issue an S4L certificate card with its associated expiry date. Re-certification is available annually at no charge and is required every five years.

Curriculum Topics:

  • The Saddlefit 4 Life® Philosophy
  • 9 Points of Saddle Fit
  • Equine Anatomy Relevant to Saddle Fitting
  • Physical Changes in Horse’s back while carrying weight
  • Body Description and Static Saddle Fit to Horse
  • Saddle Support Area & Study of Dynamic Fit
  • Effects of Ill-Fitting Saddles on the Horse – Saddle fit to Horse
  • Human Anatomy Relevant to Saddle Fitting – Saddle fit to Rider
  • The Pliable Seat – Medical Implications
  • Common Issues for Female Riders
  • What You Can Do to Help Horses Prevent Long-Term Damage in Horses

Course Duration: 5 days (9:00 am  – 5:00 pm)

Cost: R34990-00 / $2,497 USD

Location: Lourensford Wine Estate
Somerset, South Africa 7130

Class Size: Limited to 8-10 participants

Instructor: Jochen Schleese CMS, CSFT, CSE

Sabine Schleese at sabine@saddlefit4life.com.


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