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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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Recently my husband purchased me the Obrigado saddle for my short backed thoroughbred mare. Who knew my long thoroughbreds actually had short backs? For nearly two years prior I had been riding her in a saddle which I didn't know fit horribly improperly for her. It was too long and too tight and it put me in a horrible seat. I knew it wasn't great but it wasn't until I met with a coach who pointed out just how bad it was. During that time, I had attributed my mare’s behavior of "running out" from under me and hollowing her back to prance around as simple behavior and "full of piss and vinegar" for the first 10 minutes of every ride. I assumed it was just a habit from her racing days. Once it was pointed out to me that it was actually a pain response to her saddle I felt horrible and sick! Immediately getting rid of the saddle I spent the next few months riding her bareback at a walk (oh those withers!) Waiting for the saddle fitter to come and help us find an alternative. Riding bareback I found I sat right up front directly behind her whither and with my leg falling naturally right behind her leg. A quiet spot that made me feel the most at one with her and that gave me a proper seat. Natalie (the fitter) arrived in the early spring and we tried a number of saddles for my mare. Each time, she'd race around the arena semi in control with me constantly trying to find my way back to "my seat". Poor Natalie probably thought we were terribly suited to each other as we ripped circles and kicked up dust. One speed that was all we had. Finally we put the Obrigado on. I climbed into the saddle and (feeling slightly defeated...and embarrassed) off we went. I could tell something was different immediately at the walk. My mare was happy! She was relaxed! With her head down low and her back much higher she had found her saddle. I asked for a trot and we got one from a content horse. No more short steps and hollowed back. A canter was a canter! Not that semi controlled hand gallop with her trying to get out from under me or the saddle. I had a horse with more gears than simply 1st and 5th. And I love that it keeps me sitting right there up front where I like to be and without the double flap I can't help but forget there's a saddle there at all between me and my horse. Tricksy picked her saddle within moments of it being put on her back with undoubtedly a sigh of gratitude that I could easily feel and my coach could clearly see. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you is all there is to say to the folks who designed this saddle for horses like mine and riders like me.

— Lindsey Horner - Peace River, AB

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