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The profession of Bitfit Consultants: is a fairly new profession for countries outside the Netherlands.
What is a bitfit consult? Like we are used to mobile saddle fitting services, where a saddle is customized to your horse a ICPBC Bitfit Consultant / Bitfitter is customizing your bridle and bit by looking at the whole picture: so the individual horses mouth, the biomechanics of the horse, the rider etc with the aim to make horses more comfortable. Severe connection on the bit problems mostly have multiple causes and an ICPBC bitfit consultant knows how to direct you to a veterinarian, dentist, physiotherapist etc, when needed, so we can all work together to improve the connection on the bit.
The head of the horse and especially the structures attached to the horses tongue are way overlooked when it comes to the influence of the horses posture and biomechanics. And a well fitted bit can make your horse move so much better.
Learn all you need to know about bit's bridles and the influence on the horses body and biomechanics.
The founder of this program Natascha van Eijk is at the base of the popularity of bitfitting in the Netherlands. Top class riders using a bitfit consult (Facebook Bitsymmetrie) noticed enormous differences in the performance of their horses. Hind legs that moved more freely under the body, better use of body, more relaxation in the mouth. Hundreds of horses have been bitfitted by the founder and with more experience more puzzles were solved. Unique in her approach is the combination between bit fitting a horse and using her unique symmetry method (osteopathic manipulations, jack meagher massage, dry needling and cranio sacral therapy). The knowledge found in combining all these techniques and her experience is shared in the College.
The ICPBC is the only College where you find the knowledge from years of experience with bit fitting combined with treatments of horses
The ICPBC learns you about bitfitting from a whole body approach. The whole education will take a year. A professional ICPBC bitfit consultant knows more than the basics of the anatomy of the horses mouth. They know about the biomechanics of the horse, relevant osteopathic, muscle therapy insights and the pro and disadvantages of all sort of bits used in varies disciplines.
The full College program is for horse professionals only (read more about this in: for whom) but the online introduction in connection problems is for everyone interested. You can read more about the online introduction here:
Since a lot of countries don't know the profession of bitfit consulting yet, the ICPBC also has several introduction modules planned in Europe and other places in the world. These modules can be made on request for certain professions like veterinarians, fysiotherapist, saddle fitters, riders etc.