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A Revolutionary Saddle Fitting Tool!

Schleese is excited to announce the introduction of a revolutionary new saddle fitting tool, The HorseShape Laser®, which measures the horse’s back.

 

Jochen-Schleese-Scanning-with-HorseShape-LaserSchleese is excited to announce the introduction of a revolutionary new saddle fitting tool, The HorseShape Laser®, which measures the horse’s back. It takes an image of the back which complements the rest of the tools we use to measure. A German initiative, this laser device takes a complete 3D image of the horse’s back shape within seconds to assist in custom building or custom fitting a saddle. The measurements will be calibrated with our Arc Device™ to ensure the closest fit possible. The system offers the option of a 3-D printout directly to the client which clearly shows a comparative basis to see alterations in the back over time, and allows the fitter to determine changes in the horse’s conformation so that the saddle can be adjusted to suit. A client may choose to pay to have the scan done, but it is a complimentary service Schleese offers it with a new saddle order, allowing them an email copy of the scan image. HorseShape is continuing to work on the technology to compare scans over time to clearly show clients how their horse has changed over time.
Horseshape_Printoutimage01The Horse Shape Laser is a wonderful addition to Schleese`s ‘toolbox” of innovative measuring tools, including its Arc Device™ and SaddleSizer™. This new technology is exciting, as Schleese can now complement its Saddlefit 4 Life® saddle fitting techniques with cutting edge technology. The HorseShape Laser is exclusively available in North America to any saddle fitter or saddle company, allowing any professional to improve the ultimate saddle fitting experience as well as lifting the standard of education in equine ergonomics and saddle fitting.

  • Takes a 3-D image of the horse’s back & emailed to you
  • $75 fee per scan – complimentary scans available when ordering a saddle that needs to be produced & shipped directly to the client *
  • Calibration with our ArcDevice
  • Optional 3-D printout sent directly to you from (Horseshape in Europe) to compare changes over time. Additional fees apply – contact Horseshape directly.
  • Exclusively available in North America through Schleese to any saddle fitter or saddle company.
  • Benchmark in education standards in saddle fitting and equine ergonomics!

* Complimentary scan availability is based on the scanner availability to the Saddle Fit Technician at any given appointment. Please see our ‘Affiliates’ page to identify Affiliates with scanners. Please note independent affiliates may have their own pricing structure.

There are many assessment tools on the market, but the ease of using this 3D scanner and the excellent 3-dimensional image it provides is a worthwhile addition to the measurements we take when making a saddle and fitting a saddle. It is very engaging for the rider to see and it generates a lot of interest in the barn – people come to watch what we’re doing and are very impressed with the system. SaddleFit4Life® will use the technology to assist in its mission of protecting as many horses and riders as possible worldwide from long-term back damage caused by poorly fitting saddles.”

Jochen Schleese,  CMS, CSFT, CSE

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If anyone deserves a Schleese saddle it's the horse. And I mean every horse. The dressage champion as much as the trail king and everything in between. I learned that last year and I will tell you how. My friends daughter has a very sensitive Thoroughbred that she events with. George is handsome, a great jumper and... and absolute horror to tack up. He was twisting under every saddle like an eel. Gnashing his horrible teeth and- you get the picture. I recommended to look for a new saddle and that Schleese might help. The fitting was a nightmare! George was fussing and fighting. Turns out that he has a very short back. So short in fact, that none of the demo saddles even worked. My friend decided to order a new Schleese. It was like a miracle! After using it for a short time, George started to relax while tacking up. No more snapping and eye rolling. The muscle spasms in his back stopped, and he started to enjoy petting and scratches. He is not perfect, and probably never will be after years of ill fitting saddles, but he is better. Why would I deserve a Schleese? My horse Radar would love it. I have a dressage Schleese that my guy loves. Now I think, he would really deserve a jumping one, to continue being a happy horse. George was our example of how this saddle works and why we believe in the brand. Thanks

— Kathi Menner - Elmira, NY

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