I have been riding, competing, and studying dressage for 40 years. I was very impressed when I first sat in the Schleese Obrigado saddle. I can easily say, that this saddle is the best saddle I have ridden in. I have ridden in numerous saddles over the many years, and none compare to the Schleese.
The Obrigado provides complete shoulder freedom for my horse. This saddle made my mare feel like she had an easier time coming up through her shoulders and withers. I felt like I was sitting into the horse, rather than on top of a saddle. I felt closer to my horse. It kept me where I was suppose to be, yet I didn't feel boxed in.
The Obrigado is impeccably made, and not one detail was missed. The attractiveness and comfort is unparalleled to any other saddle I have sat in.
The Obrigado is the saddle of a lifetime and this is the saddle of choice for me!
— Kim Deaton-Iwen - De Pere, WI