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Saddle Fit and the Ultimate Fix?

November 14th, 2016

I realize we live in a world of instant gratification, feelings of entitlement, fast fixes, and throwing out of consumables rather than making the necessary adjustments/repairs to make things work. I get it – it’s simply a sign of the times; a worldwide mentality. At least in the so-called civilized countries – but especially perhaps in our industry. I am particularly...

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When the Saddle Doesn't Fit

November 1st, 2016

In my book Suffering in Silence - The Saddle Fit Link to Physical and Psychological Trauma in Horses, Dr. Carol Vischer DVM (certified in acupuncture and spinal manipulation) contributed an article The Horse’s Skin is a Good Indicator of Pain.” Dr.Vischer states “I hope through education, more owners become cognizant of the damage that inevitably occurs from chronic p...

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Saddle Fit and The Cost of Care

October 24th, 2016

Let’s face it. Riding is a very expensive pastime. Although there are some beautiful horses being practically given away for maybe a couple hundred dollars of adoption fees, the day-to-day and occasional costs can add up substantially. Although some of these may be mitigated by your personal circumstances, somebody has to cover these expenses. To name a few: food, sup...

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Saddle Fit and the Various Disciplines

October 4th, 2016

The question was put to me recently whether or not it was `harmful` or `wrong` to jump in your dressage saddle or do dressage in your jumping saddle. Theoretically at least – presuming that these are not necessarily regular activities but rather just ‘one-off’ activities – there should be no problem with no real long-reaching ramifications. However, if you think to ma...

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Apprenticeships in the Equestrian Industry

September 20th, 2016

Update: Jan. 4, 2019 Schleese is not currently accepting applications for saddler apprenticeships, however, for career opportunities with Schleese, please visit our Career Opportunities section on our website (link located toward the bottom of the Main Menu) or contact Odia Dibben our Sales Manager at or call 800.225.2242 x 30. September 20, 2016...

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30 Years of Schleese Saddle Giveaway Winner... “On behalf of the Thoroughbred Retirement Network of Louisiana, I’d like to extend our warmest thanks for such a fabulous saddle. We are beyond thrilled to have received the new Wave dressage saddle to use on our off-tracks. 'Stormin’ Eddie is heading off to Pensacola, Florida this weekend for another recognized dressage show. The difference the saddle has made for him is amazing. His lateral work, shoulders + back end are so free now. We’ve also included a picture of a few of his awards last year from the Jockey Club’s Thoroughbred Incentive Program. Again- we are so grateful to have been selected to receive such an incredible training and riding tool. It will be with us for a very long time.”

— Cindy D'Atrio, Director of the Thoroughbred Retirement Newtwork of Louisiana

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