ETN CPD - Saddle fitters Answers June 2018
1. How far into the SMS 15 points of saddle fitting do you get before you look at a saddle?
A) One third of the way
B) Over half way
C) Near the end
2. Which of the following facilities do you need to be sure are available for a fitting?
A) Somewhere to put the saddles out to be seen and admired
B) Decent tea and coffee freely available
C) Somewhere safe to ride
3. What details do you need to know about the rider?
A) Height and weight
B) Which night club they go to
C) Who is their favourite rider
4. Apart from their main use for the saddle, what else do you need to know about this requirement?
A) If they want the same make as their favourite rider uses
B) If it must be in Moroccan tan colour
C) At what level they will be competing
5. What feature on a saddle can be helpful if the client wants to do several different activities with it?
A) Long girth tabs
B) Velcro adjustable knee and thigh blocks
C) Lots of Ds fitted
6. What might make you anxious as you start to take the details of the horse?
A) A small horse of an unsuitable breed for a large rider
B) When the client says that the horse is bright chestnut
C) When the client has a large whisky before riding
7. What can you use to identify the horse for your records?
A) A photo that the client gives you taken at the local show, complete with a covering of rosettes
B) Their child’s painting of the horse
C) Description of main colour, markings, whorls, age, height
8. What are some details of the horse that will help you to choose the best saddle for the long term?
A) His favourite tit-bit
B) What work he is doing at present
C) How well he jumps
9. How could injuries to the rider affect the saddle fit?
A) They might groan a lot and frighten the horse
B) They might have trouble getting on or off
C) They might sit unevenly and so unbalance both saddle and horse
10. What differences of conformation might affect the fit of the saddle?
A) Forward girth groove
B) Long front legs
C) Wide hips
11. What might you see from the back assessment that should be noted?
A) Nice coat condition
B) How big the horse is
C) Soreness or swellings
12. How might this gathering of information help with your fitting?
A) Give you a good laugh when you have finished
B) how the client why some saddles won’t be suitable, and others would be better
C) Save you having to lift too many saddles
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