Courses in Bits and Bitting science are online courses that can be studied wherever you are in the World. The introductory course, Certificate in Bits and Bitting Science (CBBS), introduces the student to the essential aspects of lorinery science and is a pre-requisite course for those intending to proceed to either the advanced lorinery science course or the Equine Bit and Bridle Fitting Course. The Diploma in Lorinery Science course is also entirely delivered online and is open to students achieving a merit grade pass in the CBBS course.

This course is intended to introduce a qualitative understanding of the field of bits and bitting. After completing this course the student will have been introduced to the major principles of the subject. The emphasis is on design and operation of bits in the context of the head and mouth anatomy of the horse and the rider position. The student completing this course will be able to identify and rationally argue against many common misconceptions that can be found in the popular literature on the subject. Enrolment can be made either for the NS Academy Certificate or for the Lantra Certified Certificate

This course is intended to introduce the physical principles of the bit and bitting. Unlike other treatments of the subject, this course will analyse bits from their operational perspective using simple mechanical models and backed up by experimental test data where possible. The student will become able to categorise bits in terms of their operational behaviour. The principles rely on a certain basic level of mathematical analysis. It is recommended that the open access course Mathematics and the Bit is studied for those who require support in this area. The enrolment can be for either the NS Academy Certificate or the Lantra Certified Certificate.

The Certificate in Bits and Bitting Science Examinations here are extended time-limited by +25 % to accommodate students with neurodivergent and other common disabilities that may impact examination performance.