Take our Professional 80 Point Saddle Fit Evaluation and find out if your saddle fits right!

Welcome To Schleese 

THE FEMALE SADDLE SPECIALIST 

Where Fit is Everything!

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QUICKLY DISCOVER IF YOUR 

SADDLE IS HURTING YOU OR YOUR HORSE 

AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT! 

(Do it at home with no expensive tools)

($100 Value)

CHANGING THE LIVES OF HORSES & RIDERS WORLDWIDE

Join 65,000+ riders who are actively using Schleese Saddles to ride pain free for horse and rider!

200,000

Horses

Analyzed

6,000

Riders We Help Per Year

34+yrs

In Research & Saddle

Innovations

1.6million views

On our educational

videos 

200,000

Horses

Analyzed

6,000

Riders We Help Per Year

34+yrs

In Research & Saddle

Innovations

1.6million views

On our educational

videos 

ALL SADDLES ARE NOT CREATED EQUALLY

Even a horse with a perfectly fitted saddle will never be fully protected from long term damage if the saddle is not suited to the anatomical build and gender of the rider.

That is why we use our Professional 80 Point Saddle Fit Evaluation System to custom fit each saddle and take into account rider anatomy. We also understand that a horse & rider are constantly changing so we built our saddles to be infinitely adjustable to accommodate for growth and development.

"The secret to a well-behaved and healthy horse is a well-fitted saddle which provides complete back freedom. We help riders find answers to improve balance and comfort for increased enjoyment of riding."

Jochen Schleese

Participate, Learn And Experience Our 

PROFESSIONAL 

80 POINT SADDLE FIT 

EVALUATION EVENT 

+ Learn the secrets of riding pain free for you & your horse.

"A simple step by step process that greatly improves the health, behaviour and performance of both horse and rider!" 

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

EXPERIENCE THE TRUE BENEFITS AND UNDENIABLE RESULTS OF A CUSTOM FIT SADDLE

TRANSFORM YOUR LIFE

EXPERIENCE THE TRUE BENEFITS AND UNDENIABLE RESULTS OF A CUSTOM FIT SADDLE

MALE VS FEMALE SADDLE?

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SADDLE HURTING YOUR HORSE?

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CAUSES OF RIDER PAIN?

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We must ask ourselves...

  • How much better could we ride and how much better could our horses perform if our saddle fit optimally and was built with human anatomy in mind? 
  • How much longer could we extend the competitive careers of our horses if their saddles fitted correctly and caused no damage?
  • 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? How much longer will we suffer until we realize that an ill fitting saddle is at the route of the cause?

Click below to learn how Schleese's Innovative Saddle Design & 

80 Point Saddle Fit Evaluation solves these issues.

"The changes the Schleese ‘LightFlight’ saddle has made for this mare is incredible - she is a different horse!"

Chakira B. was extremely sensitive under saddle and was spooky and difficult at shows. Within a month of using my custom fit Schleese LightFlight saddle, she had almost confirmed changes. Now she had space in the gullet channel to lift her back and now has beautiful uphill changes. She has made incredible progress in the warm-up arena at shows! With the Schleese ‘LightFlight’ saddles, the toplines of our other imported horses build up more easily and with regular chiropractic maintenance, they also have no back issues when palpated even when months go by between checkups.

Jordan Matrisian 

Gerber, CA

"If you want a saddle that is truly customized for you and your horse AND will be able to change and adapt as your horse develops, Schleese is your answer!"

My little TB gelding developed muscle and movement that I had not thought possible and his overall comfort and soundness very vastly improved after 6 months in his Schleese saddle. Every event horse I’ve owned since has been fitted with a Schleese saddle. When the horse is free to move and use his body without pain or hindrance, the benefits are endless. If you want a saddle that is truly customized for you and your horse AND will be able to change and adapt as your horse develops, Schleese is your answer! 

Martha Wunder  

New Tripoli, PA

"The science behind saddle fitting and the lengths the team went to was unlike any saddle fitting I had ever seen!"

The very first thing I was drawn to by Schleese was their meticulous saddle fitting program. I have confidence knowing each time I ride my horses in a Schleese that the saddle is fit to their particular needs and that it can be adjusted to fit their ever-changing bodies as they develop. While my top priority is knowing my horses are comfortable it is the icing on the cake that the saddles are so comfortable for riders too! I am so grateful for the support of Schleese and could not be happier riding and representing them every day.

Mary Bahniuk Lauritsen

Harvard, MA

DRIVEN BY PURPOSE

40+ YEARS JOCHEN HAS BEEN HELPING IMPROVE THE COMFORT, FREEDOM, VITALITY & WELL-BEING OF HORSE & RIDER.

Jochen Schleese's passion in life is to protect horse & rider from long-term damage through properly fitted saddles & ongoing education.


Jochen is the author of the best-selling book, “Suffering in Silence: The Saddle Fit Link to Physical and Psychological Trauma in Horses” and is known as the leading expert in the field. He has won many awards for his contribution to the equine world and has been featured in Wall Street Journal & Discovery Channel.

Jochen Schleese's passion in life is to protect horse & rider from long-term damage through properly fitting saddles & ongoing education.


Jochen is the author of the best-selling book, “Suffering in Silence: The Saddle Fit Link to Physical and Psychological Trauma in Horses” and is known as the leading expert in the field. He has won many awards for his contribution to the equine world and has been featured in Wall Street Journal & Discovery Channel.

SCHLEESE COMMUNITY

1,640,000 +

Join the growing herd of riders (Pun Intended), we've helped through our online youtube videos, live saddle fit events and SaddleFit4Life education courses.

Learn for yourself the difference a well-fitting saddle can make for you – and your horse!

The Best Time to Start Benefitting is NOW!

DID YOU KNOW...

Any pressure over 4.66kPa  on your horse's back causes all oxygen, blood and nutrient flow to be restricted to the muscle tissue, ultimately causing long term damage!


AND the most terrifying thing is most saddles used today are well over this number!


JOIN OUR #ASKJOCHEN MONTHLY LIVESTREAM Q&As -- And Learn tips like this, as well as ask Jochen Schleese any burning question you might have! We will also share simple tips and tricks you can apply TODAY to improve your overall riding experience!

"THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE ONLINE. IT HAS HELPED ME SO MUCH IN UNDERSTANDING BOTH Mine AND MY HORSE'S BODy."

Jillian Kreinbring, M.S.

~ LESS PRESSURE = LESS PAIN, DISCOMFORT & INJURY ~

#ASKJochen

Monthly Livestream Q&As

Our goal was to create a platform we could connect with our community on a monthly basis and help answer any question you might have when it comes to all things saddle related. Plus it's a great way for you to meet other like minded individuals and potentially create long lasting friendships!

Join now and get the opportunity to pick the brain of the master mind behind Schleese's revolutionary saddle design & saddle fit evaluation system.

Every month you will get the opportunity to:

  • Speak directly to our founder, Jochen Schleese and ask any burning question you have about proper saddle fit. 
  • Learn how to recognize the signs and understand causes of poor saddle fit. The difference between static and dynamic fit & why saddle fit changes over time.
  • Learn how to recognize signs and understand causes of poor saddle fit.  Plus are you in the right saddle for your gender? 
  • The horse’s saddle support area & how to protect your horse’s back. Plus why saddle fit changes overs time.
  • Join & become part of our wonderful community of like minded riders and individuals in the equine industry.

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*Not sure if your saddle is causing damage to you or your horse?

"If you could build your own saddle would you build it to fit your horse standing still or to work with your horse in motion? -- That's the idea of custom fit!"

Join Over 200,000+ Happy Customers

"The Schleese team is just as meticulous about the health and well-being of the horses as we are."

They will take their time with you and your horse until they get everything just right. We have so many different types and shapes of horses coming through our barn. Schleese works with each horse individually. We have at least 5-6 different models of Schleese saddles in our barn at any given time. Prior to our knowledge of Schleese’s expert customization, we would tell riders to try the model of saddle they like (usually on a saddle stand) and then have it fit for their horse. We now see that the horse chooses the model and fit. The rider immediately feels better because the horse goes happily forward with much more ease of motion. It’s such a satisfying feeling when we have horses re-checked for fit and see that they have gained much more muscle over their top lines! 

TODD Bryan // The Bryan Center

"Schleese is your Answer!"

I have been a Schleese client for over 10 years. I was first introduced to Schleese by a dressage friend, who convinced me to purchase a saddle for my spindly little TB gelding at the time. After six months in his custom Schleese saddle, he was no longer spindly! He developed muscle and movement that I had not thought possible and his overall comfort and soundness were vastly improved. Needless to say, I was hooked and every event horse I’ve owned since has been fitted with a Schleese saddle! Schleese truly puts the horse’s comfort and performance front and center. When the horse is free to move and use his body without pain or hindrance, the benefits are endless. He won’t be compensating and overloading his joints. Resistance behaviors are diminished. Your horse will enjoy his work and be able to reach his full potential. Schleese is also constantly developing new and better technologies, allowing their clients to take advantage of the most cutting-edge saddles available. If you want a saddle that is truly customized for you and your horse AND will be able to change and adapt as your horse develops, Schleese is your answer!

Martha Wunder  //  New Tripoli, PA

"On the same wavelength as myself..."

Dear Jochen: Several years ago I read a review of your book, ordered it immediately, read it several times over & realized that here was someone that was on the same wavelength as myself. This was re-emphasized over the last several days. It was a real pleasure to meet you in person, learn from you & feel inspired to continue to keep trying to improve the lot of the horse.

DR. Sue DYSON //  MA, VetMD, PhD, DEO, FRCVS

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