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Saddlefit 4 Life® Philosophy

As Jochen Schleese’s horse suffered from an ill-fitting saddle, this fueled his determination to prevent this consequence for other horses. Jochen began his life-long study of the detrimental effects of poor saddle fit, the horse in motion, equine development and rider anatomy.

As Jochen Schleese’s horse suffered from an ill-fitting saddle, this fueled his determination to prevent this consequence for other horses. Jochen began his life-long study of the detrimental effects of poor saddle fit, the horse in motion, equine development and rider anatomy. This led to the establishment of Saddlefit 4 Life® in 2006 – a global network of veterinarians, trainers, physiotherapists, chiropractors, massage therapists, equine and saddle ergonomists and saddle fitters, all dedicated to protecting horse and rider from long term damage. Saddlefit 4 Life® principles and the Personal 80 point Diagnostic Saddle Fit Evaluation to horse and rider, are taught so that riders and professionals are able to recognize and diagnose issues caused by ill-fitting saddles and find answers for their concerns. The key Saddlefit 4 Life® principles – provide complete freedom of motion, stay off reflex points on the horse’s back which cause unwanted behaviours and damage to nerves, spine, cartilage and skeletal systems. The saddle must not hinder the bio-mechanics of the horse and rider in motion, and provide complete back freedom for both. Saddlefit 4 Life® provides education and certification programs for amateur and professional riders and equine professionals on the effects of ill-fitting saddles, the gender of saddle fit, and health and performance benefits of optimal saddle fit through seminars and the Equine Ergonomics Certification Program. Lectures and demonstrations are presented at symposia, conferences, meetings, trade shows, clinics, and in association with equine associations, colleges and universities.

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