Special Guest – Tammy Levasseur Certified Loriner
Laura Kelland-May is excited to have Tammy Levasseur a certified ‘Bit Fitter’ from On The Bit Tack as a guest on Equestrian Skill Builders Live January 30th, 9:30 am Eastern. “As part of our regular live broadcasts I try to incorporate business people who have made an impact in the equestrian community. I think Tammy Levasseur is one of those people,” says Kelland-May.
The Equestrian Skill Builders Live broadcast was developed by Kelland-May to provide a resource for horse owners and riders and can be found on The Equestrian Skill Builders Facebook Page and on Kelland-May’s YouTube Channel. “Interviewing equestrian professionals who can help all riders and horse owners is my goal,” says Kelland-May.
Tammy Levasseur of On The Bit Tack offers a unique service to horse owners and equestrians. She has a Certificate in Lorinary Science or “bit fitting”. Lorinary Science is a long standing profession in Europe but is virtually unheard of in North America.
Lorinary Science takes many factors into account. Levasseur will share some information regarding Lorinary Science and how she became interested in bit fitting the materials used in bitting. We will also get some insight into the process undertaken to “fit a bit”. We will also discuss Rein Contact Analysis and its importance in your riding and training.
Although most of us go to the tack shop and grab a bit off the shelf, Levasseur outlines that there should be some consideration taken when “bitting” your horse. She says, “During my fitting sessions and clinics many facets of bitting will be addressed including the horse’s oral anatomy, common metals used in bits, amplified forces applied to the bit through the reins as well as the action of the bit in the horse’s mouth upon contact”.
Not “one size bits all” and after understanding some of the considerations with getting the correct fit of your bit, you will be able to make an informed choice on the bit that you choose for your horse. Having a comfortable and well fitting bit could reduce tension in your horse and maybe improve their performance. The horse’s comfort is the ultimate goal and an understanding of how your bit works is one step toward that goal.
Equestrian Skill Builders Live is a live broadcast and viewers are encouraged to ask questions and comment on the information that is being discussed. “We, my co-host, Patricia Jellerson (USEF “R” Judge) and I, try to cover four main topics which include riding and exercises. We also include special featured guests who have made an impact on horses and their riders,” says Kelland-May.
“Who knew that there was such a thing as Lorinary Science? I am honored to have Tammy Levasseur as a special guest this week. I am looking forward to discuss with her the basics of bit fitting and how a properly fitted bit can improve the horse’s performance”, says Kelland-May.
Laura Kelland-May is an Equestrian Canada Senior Judge (Jumper, Hunter, Equitation and Hack), Senior Steward, Competition Coach Specialist, High Performance Trained and is the host of the weekly live broadcast Equestrian Skill Builders Live, from her YouTube and Facebook pages. She also writes the only equestrian newsletter you’ll ever read.
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If you would like to be a guest on Equestrian Skill Builders Live with Laura Kelland-May, please contact Laura Kelland-May at (613) 304-7013 or email LKellandMay@gmail.com.
Contact: Laura Kelland-May
Equestrian Skill Builders Live Broadcast
Phone: 613 304 7013