Fit is Everything - Infinitely Adjustable for Optimal Comfort & Performance!

New Book Explores the Painful Truth of Saddle Fit and Offers Innovative Solutions for Horse and Rider

November 27th, 2013

Each year riders, trainers, and horse owners spend fortunes (literally) on veterinary attention, farrier work, pharmaceuticals, supplements, and physical therapies, all in an attempt to keep their horses healthy, sound, and performing their best. They invest time and money in finding their own boots, breeches, helmets, and chaps to ensure what they wear in the saddle ...

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Jump Ahead with a Jeté!

October 14th, 2013

Schleese Saddlery, long known as a significant player in the dressage saddle market, and specializing in saddles made specifically for women, has now ventured into the hunter/jumper market with its revolutionary Jeté saddle. The word Jeté comes from the French and in its verb form (jeter) simply means “to jump”. Jeté itself is a noun and means ‘the Jump’ – in balle...

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Saddle UP! Saddle Fit and Trail Riding

August 1st, 2013

Have you been noticing a trend in the equestrian industry? The demographics have been quietly changing in the last couple of decades - more and more, female baby boomers at the end of the spectrum are entering the riding world. Many of them used to ride when they were younger and have taken up the sport again – but almost as many are finding their way to this sport as...

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Symptomatic lameness

June 1st, 2013

We have discussed several aspects of a badly fitting saddle. These include incorrectly faced tree points, too narrow gullet channels, and not enough freedom at the withers all around the pommel area. All these can lead to the symptomatic appearance of various issues that warrant calling out the veterinarian, such as persistent lameness, back pain, S-I joint issues and...

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Who is Jochen Schleese? Certified Master Saddler and Saddle Ergonomist is the short answer.

April 1st, 2013

Not only your horse’s, but your well-being, comfort and back health depends on your team of professionals working together.  We went to the ‘street’ to talk to professionals in Jochen Schleese’s Saddlefit 4 Life® global network. Some shared facts learned at a Professional Seminar, Equine Ergonomist course, veterinary conference or in an 80 point diagnostic evaluation,...

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The saddle has arrived despite all the problems with Quarantine...what a relief! It is beautiful!!! I have now ridden in it for 10 days or so and perfectly at ease. On the pictures you can see I have a mammoth instead of a mare....I am waiting for a string mohair girth as the neoprene I am using pulls on those very long hair and she doesn't like it! The only small problem is that the saddle seems to shift to the right. There is some rubbed hair at the back on the right side. But... I am collapsed to the right especially at the walk. At the trot I am much straighter and so is the saddle. My mare has also a lower right hip compare to the left one...so we are not helping each other...2 left handed souls. I got my daughter on the saddle and it was straight so the problem is mainly me. 'Melita' pushes me to the right and in doing the saddle slid to the right. Pushing the saddle left is a no no at the moment as more hair get caught... Her movements are much much better especially her walk! So if you could look at the pictures and see if we need to alter the fit in anyway that would be great. Thank you again for all the help with customs! Kind Regards

— Dominique Fletcher - Duffys Forest NSW, Australia

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