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Saddle Fit and the Ultimate Fix?

November 14th, 2016

I realize we live in a world of instant gratification, feelings of entitlement, fast fixes, and throwing out of consumables rather than making the necessary adjustments/repairs to make things work. I get it – it’s simply a sign of the times; a worldwide mentality. At least in the so-called civilized countries – but especially perhaps in our industry. I am particularly...

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When the Saddle Doesn't Fit

November 1st, 2016

In my book Suffering in Silence - The Saddle Fit Link to Physical and Psychological Trauma in Horses, Dr. Carol Vischer DVM (certified in acupuncture and spinal manipulation) contributed an article The Horse’s Skin is a Good Indicator of Pain.” Dr.Vischer states “I hope through education, more owners become cognizant of the damage that inevitably occurs from chronic p...

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Saddle Fit and The Cost of Care

October 24th, 2016

Let’s face it. Riding is a very expensive pastime. Although there are some beautiful horses being practically given away for maybe a couple hundred dollars of adoption fees, the day-to-day and occasional costs can add up substantially. Although some of these may be mitigated by your personal circumstances, somebody has to cover these expenses. To name a few: food, sup...

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Saddle Fit and the Various Disciplines

October 4th, 2016

The question was put to me recently whether or not it was `harmful` or `wrong` to jump in your dressage saddle or do dressage in your jumping saddle. Theoretically at least – presuming that these are not necessarily regular activities but rather just ‘one-off’ activities – there should be no problem with no real long-reaching ramifications. However, if you think to ma...

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Apprenticeships in the Equestrian Industry

September 20th, 2016

Update: Jan. 4, 2019 Schleese is not currently accepting applications for saddler apprenticeships, however, for career opportunities with Schleese, please visit our Career Opportunities section on our website (link located toward the bottom of the Main Menu) or contact Odia Dibben our Sales Manager at Odia@schleese.com or call 800.225.2242 x 30. September 20, 2016...

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... I had no intention of buying a new dressage saddle (I meant to see which saddle fit him best then try and buy a used one) but as soon as I sat in the Schleese Connexion saddle I really liked it. It was also immediately obvious that my horse liked it too as he went from being a little bit stiff and shuffling to big extravagant floaty paces within a few strides! The saddle is well made, the leather feels great & it has large external knee blocks which are really good at helping me keep the correct position & gives me a bit of extra security (my horse is a big warmblood with a huge stride who can suddenly explode skywards!). I also like that it's a monoflap as I feel really close to my horse (& there's less to clean which is a bonus for me). The only thing I don't like is that the saddle is rather heavy but my horse doesn't seem to object. Very well made, it is very comfortable & it looks great. I bought this saddle about 1 month ago & I can honestly say that this is the best purchase I have ever made for me & my horse. I tried different Schleese models. I was surprised how different they felt so it's a case of trying different models out to see what suits you and your horse the best. The difference in the way my horse moves is amazing. In my old saddle I felt like I was always fighting to get/stay in the correct position but in this saddle I sit correctly and can concentrate on actually riding.    

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