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  • The Female Saddle Specialist

    We specialize in saddles that are ergonomically designed and custom fit for women, protecting horse and rider from pain and long-term damage.
  • The Female Saddle Specialist

    We specialize in saddles that are ergonomically designed and custom fit for women, protecting horse and rider from pain and long term damage.
  • The Female Saddle Specialist

    We specialize in saddles that are ergonomically designed and custom fit for women, protecting horse and rider from pain and long-term damage.
  • The Female Saddle Specialist

    We specialize in saddles that are ergonomically designed and custom fit for women, protecting horse and rider from pain and long-term damage.
  • The Female Saddle Specialist

    We specialize in saddles that are ergonomically designed and custom fit for women, protecting horse and rider from pain and long term damage.
  • The Female Saddle Specialist

    We specialize in saddles that are ergonomically designed and custom fit for women, protecting horse and rider from pain and long-term damage.
  • The Female Saddle Specialist

    We specialize in saddles that are ergonomically designed and custom fit for women, protecting horse and rider from pain and long-term damage.
  • The Female Saddle Specialist

    We specialize in saddles that are ergonomically designed and custom fit for women, protecting horse and rider from pain and long-term damage.
  • The Female Saddle Specialist & Guys Too!

    We specialize in saddles that are ergonomically designed and custom fit for women and men, protecting horse and rider from pain and long-term damage.
  • The Female Saddle Specialist

    We specialize in saddles that are ergonomically designed and custom fit for women, protecting horse and rider from pain and long-term damage.

SCHLEESE The Female Saddle Specialist in Dressage, Jumping and Cross-Country Saddles for Women (and Men too)!

Ride Pain Free. For you. For your horse.

We are here to help you achieve your goals.

Schleese custom saddles significantly contribute to the protection, well-being and health of you and your horse through innovative saddle design, saddle fit analyses, personalized education and saddle fitting services. Schleese is committed to excellence and quality in each and every handcrafted saddle, bridle, girth and stirrup leathers we produce.

We understand your needs and riding challenges because we are riders too! Is your horse hollow, resistant, lacking engagement? Does he have gait abnormalities, a 4-beat canter, sore back or poor attitude? Do you struggle with poor position, balance or have back, hip or pelvic discomfort? These challenges may be caused by ill-fitting tack. We specialize in fully adjustable saddles ergonomically designed to help women and men ride more comfortably, effectively and free of pain, accommodating the bio-mechanics of movement for maximum comfort for your horse. Schleese is committed to research and innovation, providing education through Saddlefit 4 Life® for equine professionals and those who care about protecting horse and rider from long-term damage. We have the privilege of helping over 6000 horses and riders every year!

Let us know how we can help you!

 

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!”

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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