Saddle fitting service to Hampshire, IOW, Dorset, Berkshire and Wiltshire.
LT Equestrian was founded by Lisa Theron in January 2014. Lisa has a lifetime of experience with horses which began by riding at just 3 years old. From Pony club to Affiliated competing, Lisa has tried it all! Lisa adds to her wealth of experience with a BTEC National Diploma in Horse Management and is a qualified instructor. Lisa was once active on the British Eventing circuit grooming at prestigious 4* events such as Badminton and Burghley and competed her horse to BE Novice level, but she now spends her spare time producing her young horses and going to pony club once again, but this time as a mum with her horse mad daughter.
Following working for a saddlery company and training with many fantastic saddle fitters, Lisa found that their seemed to be an enormous demand for saddle fitters in the surrounding area that offered a prompt saddle fitting service that could check existing saddles and flock them, along with supplying new saddles that wouldn’t necessarily break the bank. Lisa also had her own personal experience of her young horse having “issues” until the right saddle was found, which highlighted her desire to be a saddle fitter after seeing firsthand what a difference a correctly fitted saddle made to his performance, thus LT Equestrian being created.
Lisa has completed the international saddle fitting qualification with the Academy for Master Saddle Fitting Consultants and Equine Studies, sitting the final exam in May 2014, which she passed and is now a fully qualified independent MSFC saddle fitter.
The saddle fitting qualification is accredited by the Utrecht University School of Veterinary Science. This scientific saddle fitting qualification is the most comprehensive saddle fitting course in the world.
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.
Training for the MSFC qualification consists of distance learning for a long period of time, then travelling to Holland for an intensive week of training, ending with a practical exam on the final day. Following the practical exam candidates must pass a 2 hour written paper and a case study.
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
To find a MSFC qualified saddle fitter near you, please visit www.msfc-saddlefitting.info