IF3E - Institut de Formation à l'Ergonomie des Equipements Equins
Professional training open to all
Train for a new profession:
Become a HORSE TACK FITTER!!!
A comprehensive training course comprising
BIT and BRIDLE FITTING, as well as SADDLE FITTING.
A unique training course found nowhere else in the world!
THE TRAINING COURSE STARTS ON 20 SEPTEMBER 2023!!!
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Horse Tack Fitter: a real profession
Being both a BIT FITTER and a SADDLE FITTER, this consultant is a professional trained and specialised in advising and adapting horse equipment.
The BIT FITTER adjusts bits, bitless bridles and snaffle bridles.
The SADDLE FITTER adjusts saddles and girths.
Concerned about the comfort and well-being of the animal and listening to the owner, the HORSE TACK FITTER takes into account the morphology and biomechanics of the horse, the constraints of the discipline as well as the expectations of the rider or the handler in order to provide appropriate advice.
The Institut de Formation à l'Ergonomie des Equipements is a training centre that allows you to be immersed in the professional environment of the equestrian field. Theoretical but above all practical courses prepare you for jobs related to equine ergonomics. We believe that the experience acquired during practical work is as valuable as the theory! Join our team to acquire the knowledge and skills to start your professional life!
Our training course
Certification training open to all
Practical application of your lessons with internships: equine dentist, osteopath, bit fitter, saddle fitter, etc.
Duration: 266H spread out over 38 days. From September to May. 5 days per month, from Monday to Friday.
- Professionals in the equine industry: osteopaths, farriers, veterinarians, equine dental technicians, riding teachers, saddlers, etc.
- People in retraining.
- Anyone looking for professional training.
- Anyone with a passion for horses who wishes to expand their knowledge.
Conditions of access
- Be able to provide evidence of:
- CAP level (related to a horse trade).
- OR General Baccalaureate,
- OR diploma related to the world of horses.
- OR on a per-case basis subject to you being familiar with the approach to horses.
Objective: Become a professional HORSE TACK FITTER
IF3E is currently the only training centre in the world to offer training in the new profession of horse tack fitter to help horses feel good in their equipment.
At 3 visits per day or 660 visits per year, it would take a horse tack fitter 1818 years to provide advice on the entire population of horses in France alone...
Components of the training course
Knowledge of the mouth
Bridles and bitless bridles
Biomechanics of locomotion
Conduct of a Consultation
schools, rider posture, regulations
Practical and personal work
throughout the training course
theory and practical
All the subjects taught start with a theoretical course in the classroom. The lessons are then put into practice with the support of the teacher. Finally, practical work carried out independently by the student, as well as an evaluation, allows us to check the acquisition of knowledge.
Nearly 10 SUBJECTS will be taught to you! Anatomy, Myology, Study of bits and bridles, Podology, Applied biomechanics, Study of different saddles, Leather work, Posturology, Observation of locomotion, Creation and management of a company, Communication, etc.
Everything to make our students competent future professionals!
- Ecuries des Platanes à Estrées-Saint-Denis 60190 (15mn from Compiègne)
- Saumur (49)
- Veurne (Belgique)
Some of the courses are held by video conference
Accommodation, meals and transport are at the student's expense.
People with disabilities
Please contact us so that we can make arrangements to offer you adapted solutions.
available and dynamic professionals
General Director – Farrier specialising in biomechanics and locomotion
Based near Bernay, Benjamin travels throughout Normandy and the Île-de-France region offering his services as an osteopath and farrier specialising in orthopaedics. A qualified professional in these two disciplines, he shares your passion for horses. Benjamin will gladly demonstrate to you the importance of good legs and good osteopathic bases to promote the comfort and the performance of your horses. EVERYTHING is connected, that's why it is important to have a full overview of your athlete!
Projects & Development Manager – Bit fitter & Equine Dentist
Géraldine Vandevenne also known as Equibitfit is a Bit Fitter operating in France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and abroad. Dentist and Bit Fitter, Géraldine will train you on the importance of observing your horse's mouth as well as the adjustments of the bit and bridle. With many training courses, events, congresses and more to her name, it can be said without exaggeration that that teaching is her strong suit! Moreover, Géraldine coordinates your trainers in order to bring you the best consultants during your professional training and to ensure that you have acquired all the relevant and necessary knowledge by the end of your training course! You will also benefit from her extensive address book to find your internship.
practicing consultants specialised in the equine field
Osteopath and Farrier teaching in various training centres
Equine Dentist & Bit and Bridle Fitter
Dr Ilse VAN DEN BROECK
Veterinarian specialised in Equine Dentistry
Riding Instructor – Member of ALLEGE IDEAL "Promotion of French Classical Riding"
Animal Behaviour Consultant & Bit fitter
Founder of Equine Studies specialised in equine biomechanics
Level 2 Instructor of Centred Riding
Saddler & Saddle Fitter
Master Saddler & Riding Instructor
Saddle Fitter & Expert in measurements for saddle fitting
DR ANNE VIOLAINE BRISOU
Veterinarian. High level sportswoman specialised in carriage driving
Research & Development at the Institut Français du Cheval et de l'équitation (IFCE)
Your registration pathway
Receipt of the application form and sending it
Administrative and accounting validation of the complete application
Organisation of an interview within 15 days by videoconference (30 min.)
Signature of the Agreement – Sending of the trainee’s booklet
Start of the training course.
CONGRATULATIONS! You are finally a student at IF3E!
You now have access to an online pedagogical platform that will support you throughout the course of your training. You will find
- Your course materials
- Tracking of your intermediate and final test scores
- Tracking of your practical work
- Tracking of your internships with different professionals
Are you looking for professional training with active consultants?
Fill in the form to receive the training programme, the schedule and the registration form. You can attach a document if necessary and specify your project in the message field.