Please note that the following events are open both to members and non-members of NAVP although NAVP members are eligible for a reduced ticket price at most events. If you are a member we would also remind you please to log in and browse the members only CPD page for more complete listings of available courses and any discounts for you.
Please note that we are changing the way in which you book and purchase tickets for NAVP CPD’s in 2023. We are hoping this system will make the process easier for you all. To book onto any of the CPD's listed in the table above, you can click on the table, follow the weblink below, or you can scan the adjacent QR code on your phone to take you through to the booking platform where you can purchase tickets.
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The Next CPD Event:
Bit and bridle fitting- the last piece of the puzzle presented by Amy Burr
This online CPD event is open to those who would like to learn about bit and bridle fitting and is presented by Amy who has a BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Physiotherapy and is currently completing an MSc in Equine Performance, Health and Welfare. She has worked with everyone from happy hackers to International dressage riders and promotes a ‘one team’ approach to horse welfare.
Amy is one of the founding Directors of The Association of Professional Bit and Bridle Fitters. The organisation was formed to provide a Gold Standard fitter directory and has been featured in Horse and Rider, Horses and People and Intelligent Horsemanship Magazines, as well as being seen at the Horses Inside Out Conference 2023. www.APBBF.org
This is not a course to certify practitioners. Techniques taught are to improve current skills.
The course will cover:
An overview of current research, including the following:
-Anatomy of the mouth and its relation to a well-fitting bit
-Identifying a correctly fitting bridle
-Tell-tale musculoskeletal and postural signs of badly fitting bits/ bridles
-The biomechanics of bitting- such as laterality in rein contact