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The Royal Winter Fair 2015

November 16th, 2015

I was actually going to write about another very sad case study of a horse but I thought it would be timely to put some thoughts down about our iconic Canadian horse/trade/agricultural show instead. (So case study will be moved to next week’s entry). For those of you who have never worked the Royal – the hours are long, the atmosphere exhausting – and pretty much ever...

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Results are in for our Breast Cancer Foundation - Think Pink October Campaign

November 16th, 2015

Think Pink in October   Schleese is proud to announce that a total of 381 evaluations were done in the month of October for all our valued clients throughout North America – which means that we will be donating a total of $3810 to the Breast Cancer Foundation! The Think Pink Campaign was a huge success thanks to all of you who supported us and it this past mo...

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Saddle Fitting Case Histories

November 9th, 2015

I work with my friend Dr. Joanna Robson, DVM (Author of ‘Recognizing the Horse in Pain and What You Can Do About It’) occasionally and confer with her often on horse issues that arise due to poor saddle fit, so we exchange war stories. She is also one of the founding members of our HIPPOH Foundation (Horse Industry Professionals Protecting Our Horses – www.hippohfound...

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Muscles Atrophy and Muscle Definition

November 3rd, 2015

I often come across clients who complain that their saddle has caused muscle atrophy. I think there is some misunderstanding of what exactly muscle atrophy is and how is it different from good muscle definition. When a muscle has been trained for more than it would have normally developed naturally, and then not used for a while, it will naturally ‘atrophy’ back to...

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Thoughts on the Certified Horsemanship Association Conference, Amarillo TX

October 26th, 2015

I just recently came off of a ‘killer trip’ again with my most long term agent, Christiane Noelting of the Christiane Noelting Dressage Center in Vacaville CA, where I saw 150 of our valued California clients in less than two weeks.  It was – as always – wonderfully gratifying to see how well everyone is doing, but I have to admit that it is getting harder and harder ...

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“I am extremely excited to be working with the high-tech saddle company Schleese.  Their innovative and ergonomic saddle design and saddle fit analyses not only fosters optimal performance, it helps protect against pain and long-term damage to both horse and rider.” “Biomechanics and injury prevention are fundamental building blocks of my methods; as a result I have done extensive research into saddle companies, their design technologies and core concepts.  The mere fact that Schleese saddles are offered in male or female pelvis versions caught my attention. I was immediately drawn to the scientific and innovative design of Schleese saddles.” “Under Schleese saddles, my horses feel comfortable and readily offer to use their whole bodies right from the beginning of each training session. The Schleese design does not touch any triggers and the wide channel gives clearance to the ligaments running along the horse’s back all while ensuring a steady and biomechanically superior bearing surface. This all helps my horses raise their toplines and really use their neck, withers and with their engaged and stable core, offer me their raised and swinging back. Without this, it is impossible to engage the hind-legs or obtain shoulder freedom.” “Schleese saddles allow me to sit forward over the horse’s center of gravity without sacrificing the option of a deep seat.  It supports correct position without locking me into one position.  I am able to fine-tune my position to influence my horses with greater freedom and more precise results.  In the Schleese saddle I can both affect and follow my horses to a high degree.” “Within the first week I witnessed dramatic results in topline improvement and my horses’ general way of going.   Students are experiencing a positive boost in their improvement which is creating great momentum for the winter months. I look forward to what is in store for our future with Schleese.”  

— David Thind - Walpole, MA

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