Freedom Saddlery is the first UK saddle fitter to complete the international saddle fitting qualification with the Academy for Master Saddle Fitting Consultants and Equine Studies. The qualification is Dip. M.S.F.C. and is recognised with the logo seen below.
This scientific saddle fitting qualification 2014-2017 was the most comprehensive saddle fitting course in the world. It is still in existence today, but the course has now changed significantly and is more geared to back professionals.
It encompasses anatomy, physiology (human and equine), biomechanics and scientific research, training influences, conformation, pathology, back and lameness checks, nutrition, trees (including Western, Baroque and treeless) saddle construction, girthing, therapeutic pads, fault identification.
Lecturers included Dr Gerry van Oossanen, Dr Carolien Munster and UK Master Saddlers Laurence Pearman (2012/2013 President of The Society of Master Saddlers) and Emily White.
"I am delighted to have finally qualified and to be the first UK saddle fitter to be awarded the MSFC Diploma. I particularly like how the protocol is closely aligned it is to my own comprehensive saddle fitting consultations. This course recognises the in depth knowledge all professional saddle fitters must have"
To find a MSFC qualified saddle fitter near you, please visit www.msfc-saddlefitting.info