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Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd Announces the Fourth and Final Group of Lucky Saddle Winners in its Yearlong 30th Anniversary Saddle Giveaway

October 3rd, 2017

From: American Horse Publications via AHP-LIST [mailto:ahp-list@mailman.bloodhorse.com] Sent: September-28-17 8:47 PM To: AHP-LIST@mailman.bloodhorse.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2017 For Further Information: Miriam Boutros-Dale, General Manager 1-800-225-2242 ex 41 miriam@schleese.com   Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd Announces the Fourth and Final ...

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Jochen Schleese Clinician at Midwest Horse Fair - Wisconsin - April 20-23, 2017

April 21st, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For further information, please contact: Miriam Boutros-Dale, Sales Manager Miriam@schleese.com; 1-800-225-2242 ex. 41   Jochen Schleese Clinician at Midwest Horse Fair Certified Master Saddler Jochen Schleese has had another successful series of presentations at the recent Equine Affaire in OH, where he discussed Western saddle fit and rami...

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AHP NEWSGROUP: Jochen Schleese Guest Speaker at Equitana 2017 in Essen Germany

March 21st, 2017

AHP NEWSGROUP: Jochen Schleese Guest Speaker at Equitana 2017 Germany FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 21, 2017 For further questions please contact: Sabine Schleese Director of Corporate Affairs sabine@saddlefit4life.com or Angelika Schleese Managing Director Angelika.schleese@s4l-akademie.de   Jochen Schleese Guest Speaker at Equitana 2017 in Essen Germany Well-know...

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I just wanted to thank you for the recent article you wrote on saddle fit and hyper-flexion. In fact, I want to thank you for ALL the publications and electronic clips you have created.  Your dedication to improving the welfare of horses through education is inspiring and a principle we try to live by here. We work hard every day to make sure our horses are healthy and happy and that their needs as horses are always met, before ever considering what we need from them. I am always eager to devour your articles and webinars because of the emphasis on the horse as a living being whose physical structures have specific functions, and how to tailor our own desires/wants to work WITH these structures instead of against them. When I first learned principles of saddle fitting, I learned only about the line of the panel following the horse’s back to ensure there was full contact and no bridging, about 2-3 fingers of space between top of wither and bottom of pommel, and the classic idea (at the time) that the pommel and cantle should sit level if the saddle was in balance on the horse’s back.  Thinking back on that makes me sad that I may have made horses uncomfortable because of what I didn’t know… Through my own education endeavors, and with a strong assist from your seminars, I now understand about the saddle support area, not having a saddle riding the scapula (or causing it to jam against it with every step), not having a saddle too far back, and the importance of aligning the seat of the saddle with the optimal carrying spot at the base of the horse’s withers.  I understand that a saddle can ‘fit’ but the horse may not like the feel of it, and to look first at fit and comfort when a horse starts developing ‘attitude’. I’ve learned that a saddle can ‘fit’ in the barn but you have to confirm the fit with a person in the tack- because weight in the saddle changes things. Given we are all animal lovers, we want what’s best for the horses, even if that means they need a different job in order to be happy.  We are proud that our herd looks healthy and happy and that not one horse is ring sour. Reading your recent article, I was struck with a need to express my gratitude for the horse person you have helped me to become.  I wanted you to know about the profound impact your words and philosophy has had, not just on me, but the horses, clients and trainers I have worked with, numbering collectively in the hundreds. Thank you again, I look forward to future articles.  

— Seana Waldon - Ontario

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