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By Brianna Wray
the Times 

Suze's Travels

The journey to becoming a master saddle fitting consultant


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The course offered access to a wide selection of horses not necessarily available in Waitsburg, including an entire herd of Icelandics.

WAITSBURG-Licensed equine massage therapist, Suze Wood, recently returned from an educational expedition to western France. She traveled to attend practicum for certification as a master saddle fitting consultant.

The learning took place in the picturesque Moutiers-Sous-Chantemerle, in the Deux-Sèvres region of France. The course offers a rigorous curriculum, 750 hours in total, which culminates in timed testing of saddle faults, conformation, gait analysis, testing the saddled areas for soreness, bridle and bit fit, and fitting of saddles to horse and rider.

"Much of it is done via distan...

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