The ICPBC full education.

First of all we like to point out the ICPBC is independent of any bit brand. In that we differ from many others. We don't promote our own brand or stuff.  We work with all kind of brands, because we don't believe one brand fits all horses. The ICPBC just want best for the horse. So if the bit fits the horse, we don't care what kind of brand and not every horse assessed in a bitfit consult needs another bit. 

But what will you learn?  An professional ICPBC bitfit consultant knows more than only the basics of the anatomy of the horse's mouth: the consultant also knows about the biomechanics of the horse, has relevant osteopathic and muscle therapy insights and knows the pro and cons of all sort of bits used in various disciplines. Therefore they can asses a contact issue from multiple points of view, with a bit and bridle as their tool, but not their only tool. 


The entire course takes approximately  a year.

The online part  gives you the opportunity to speed up or slow down: learning everything you need to know about this new profession. You can either discuss every module with fellow students worldwide and you can send in video's, questions, examples all year long. Some subjects:

  • Bit action
  • Bridlefitting
  • Bit and Bridle industry trends (what is anatomical and what isn't
  • Physical damage caused by bits 
  • The steps of ICPBC bitfit Consulting
  • Anatomy of the horses head and neck
  • TMJ and it's importance
  • TMJ operation and the follow up of a horse with TMD
  • Studies done one bits and bridles
  • Head and neck position
  • Bithandling
  • Difficult bitfit consulting cases
  • Compensation patterns of the horse and the way it is shown on the bit
  • Rider influence on the contact
  • Severe contact issues
  • And more


The In Barn training contains out of 3 modules put together in 5 very intense practical days. During these days, we make sure you will feel confident in handling bitfitting and assessing horses on contact issues.  After these days the online will be your support on completing your casestudy and discuss even more cases in depth through webinars and video's, which will bring your work in the field to a higher level.


Students must complete the online portion of the course before the in-barn option. This option can not be followed separately. When you sign in for the full education you sign for the online and practical.


In The Netherlands the In Barn training will be given in either November or March. If you have a whole group available in your country we are always willing to travel whenever this is possible.


  • Hands on practice of learned theories
  • Bitfit Consulting the horse dynamic assessment 
  • Bitfit Consulting the horse static assesment
  • Guest lecturer of veterinarian Henk van der Veen about head and neck pathology
  • Guest lecturer of dentist about dentistry and the effect on the bit
  • Dissection of the horses head by Henk van der Veen
  • Measuring the rider influence and the effect on the bit (rein tension, saddle pressure etc)
  • Bitfitting difficult cases
  • And more
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