Female Saddle Specialist - Infinitely Adjustable for Optimal Comfort & Performance
  • A Western Saddle just for Women!

    Custom fit for women's anatomy, infinitely adjustable for maximum comfort and injury prevention.
  • Saddles for Women

    Prevent issues, discomfort and pain. Sit properly balanced in an ergonomically designed female saddle.
  • Handcrafted Saddles

    Our handcrafted dressage, jumping and pony saddles are customized to the measurements of each horse and rider team.
  • Saddle Fit

    Is your saddle comfortable for you and your horse? Find answers in your 80-point saddle fit evaluation.
  • Established 1986

    We have helped more than 150,000 horses and riders worldwide in the last 30 years.
  • 1500+ Locations

    Convenient personal service at over 1500 locations within North America.
  • Free Information

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SCHLEESE The Female Saddle Specialist in Dressage, Jumping, Pony and Western Saddles for Women.

We understand your needs; we are riders too. We are here to help you achieve your goals and to contribute significantly to the protection, well-being and back health of you and your horse. We provide personal saddle fit analyses, customized saddle innovation, accessories and saddle fitting services for riders who care about their horses.

Is your horse hollow, resistant or lacking engagement; does he have gait abnormalities, a 4-beat canter, sore back or poor attitude? Do you struggle with position, sit crooked, or have back, hip or pelvic discomfort? All of these common issues may be a result of ill-fitting tack.

We specialize in gender specific saddles with an emphasis on saddles for women and help women ride comfortably, effectively and free of pain.

Our team strives to provide exceptional personal service and custom saddle solutions for you and your horse.

We look forward to being of service to you and your horse! Contact us today.

Ongoing education is the key to our goal of preventing long-term damage to horse & rider. Join our Schleese family network to improve the comfort, freedom, vitality & well-being of horse & rider. We wish you many years of enjoyable riding as we continue working together!” Read “Why I Do What I Do”.

Jochen Schleese, CMS, CSFT, CSE

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I believe in miracles. My custom made saddle from Schleese Saddlery has transformed my ability to ride horses. I am 55 years old. I was born with spastic cerebral palsy, which affects my entire body. My hips, legs, knees, ankles and feet are severely rotated due to muscle contractions. My spine is no longer straight, my pelvis is tilted and I am unable to sit on both seat bones. My head also tilts to the right. Therapeutic riding is the only form of exercise I am capable of doing. I have ridden horses for 47 years. In 1988 I was told by three orthopedic surgeons that by 1990 I would no longer be walking or riding horses. They also said I would be in a wheelchair 24/7 requiring heavy duty pain killers on a daily basis. Thanks to therapeutic riding none of these predictions came true. In 2007 I began to notice changes in my body. I began experiencing pain while riding and could no longer maintain my balance on a horse. By 2012 I knew I needed professional assistance if I was to continue riding. In an effort to find a solution I contacted Schleese Saddlery. Denise Lenz and Julia Dixon conducted a thorough evaluation of my riding ability. The process involved three horses. My custom made saddle is affectionately known as MSR-Dream Flyer (my initials). It has given me unexpected benefits: - I am able to sit equally on both seat bones - I am able to sit upright in the centre of my saddle - I can move my limbs independently or separately (which was impossible before because of the severity of the spasticity) - I am able to shift my weight and body position when necessary with minimal movement - I do not feel like I am going to fall off - I am in less pain and much more relaxed when riding - I am able to ride sitting trot, which I had not been able to do for eight years! Perhaps the most striking realization is that for the first time in my life, I understand and know what it feels like to have a solid, secure, independent seat. The joy and freedom I feel when riding is not possible when I walk. My custom made MSR-Dream Flyer has given me a second chance to do what I love: ride horses and participate once again in para-dressage competition. Thank you everyone at Schleese Saddlery for this most precious gift!

— Melanie Skey Rodgers, ON

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