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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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Hi Sabine, OK, I submitted the following review on Amazon for Jochens book. It is being processedby Amazon, so will appear soon, I suspect. I gave it a 5 star rating: I have been an endurance rider since the mid 1980's. Asking a horse to go 50, 75 or 100 miles in a day is asking a lot--of both horse and rider. It takes hundreds and hundreds of miles of preparation to get you both in shape to successfully compete in this sport. A primary factor in this equation is a proper saddle fit for both you and your horse. I have struggled with how to accomplish this for 30 years, and it has never been explained so clearly as in this book. Jochen Schleese has put all the pieces of the puzzle together in this well written and well-illustrated book. You will learn that ALL saddles out there (with the exception of a side-seat saddle and a Schleese saddle) are made to fit a man's pelvis. There is no way a woman can ever be comfortable or truly in balance in a saddle built for a man's pelvis. The shape of a woman's pelvis and her center of gravity is very different from a man's. You will also learn all the features of a saddle that can hurt a horse if the saddle is not built or adjusted correctly, and that many behavioral issues a horse exhibits are often a result of poor saddle fit. There are also many chronic soft-tissue injuries that horses and riders can completely avoid by a saddle that fits both horse and rider properly. In this book, Jochen Schleese explains in an easy to understand manner, all the steps necessary for determining whether or not a saddle fits you and your horse properly--both when the horse is standing still and when the horse is in motion and if it continues to fit over time as the horse changes shape from conditioning (or lack thereof). I highly recommend this book. It will arm you with information that can save both you and your horse from unnecessary pain and make riding a much more enjoyable experience for both of you. Read this book, and you will gain the knowledge that Jochen Schleese has so generously shared. If you apply this knowledge, it will definitely help you and your horse ride pain free for a lifetime. I wanted also to let you and Jochen know that my saddle arrived yesterday. It is absolutely beautiful. I think the stirrup leather solution is brilliant. Hopefully it will all work for both Tahoe and me. It’s still pouring rain outside, and Tahoe is soaking wet and muddy from rolling in the mud. We are forecast for some dry weather tomorrow so I might be able to get him cleaned up enough to try out the saddle and go for a little hack on the unpaved road that I live on (safe footing even with all this rain). Ill keep you posted. Best regards,

— Sharma Gaponoff - Grass Valley, GA

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