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Saddles and the Luxury Market

December 12th, 2017

Well, another year has almost passed and as we approach 2018, our thoughts turn to how we will grow and improve upon our business model in the New Year. Times are changing rapidly. Consumers are becoming more particular and Millennials are raising the bar in the Luxury Market. What has worked in the past does not guarantee a similar outcome anymore. And since we, here...

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Saddle Fit: An Inconvenient Truth?

November 13th, 2017

As horse owners we choose to bring these amazing creatures into our lives with the intention of fulfilling a dream. That dream we all seem to want to fulfill is one of legends that is ages old. We have written poems, songs, and depicted their beauty and majesty in art for hundreds, if not thousands of years. The human race has been enraptured by the horse for cent...

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Schleese Video “Beyond the 9 Points of Saddle Fitting” Named as Finalist in the NY Equus Film Festival

November 13th, 2017

From: American Horse Publications via AHP-LIST [mailto:ahp-list@mailman.bloodhorse.com] Sent: November-04-17 2:13 PM To: AHP-LIST@mailman.bloodhorse.com Subject: AHP NEWSGROUP: Schleese Video "Beyond the 9 Points of Saddle Fitting" Named as Finalist in the NY Equus Film Festival   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information contact: Sabine Schleese sa...

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Saddle Fit and Classical Training

November 7th, 2017

Horses that are ridden properly (not on the forehand) will greatly reduce the potential for long-term damage – with a soft hand, a soft seat, a soft mouth, and a soft back – yet absolutely uphill, straight, and through the poll without any pulling or kicking. Although of course it shouldn't be all about the medals and the winning, it absolutely thrills and vali...

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Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd Announces the Fourth and Final Group of Lucky Saddle Winners in its Yearlong 30th Anniversary Saddle Giveaway

October 3rd, 2017

From: American Horse Publications via AHP-LIST [mailto:ahp-list@mailman.bloodhorse.com] Sent: September-28-17 8:47 PM To: AHP-LIST@mailman.bloodhorse.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2017 For Further Information: Miriam Boutros-Dale, General Manager 1-800-225-2242 ex 41 miriam@schleese.com   Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd Announces the ...

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I have been riding in Schleese saddles for at least 20 years. When I bought my first horse I rode in a second hand JES and when I got a "real job" and a new horse I purchased a slightly used Wave. Having a Schleese was just the right thing to do for me and my horse, and the frequent fittings were part of the scheme of developing a horse and doing right by them. I searched and tried many different brands, semi-custom, custom, shoulder freedom, wider gullets etc., etc.  If it looked good for the horse, it felt horrible to me, if it was comfortable for me, it couldn't fit the horse.  Eventually I tried out an Obrigado saddle and REALLY liked it. In cold, horrible weather, at the end of a long day at Lamplight, Julia Dixon-Curtis and Alexa Frye cheerfully let me try saddle after saddle, discussed the best options in less expensive models and talked about ways to modify my current saddle.  It really went on and on, and those two positive, helpful, encouraging women just supplied me with information, said nice things about my horse (it helps!), let me 'hem and haw' and ask 10, 000 questions.  I felt like an important client with a crucial but difficult decision to make.  At NO time did I feel pressured, or demonized for saying that considering the $ to my family vs what was best for my horse might be a legitimate consideration.  I now have a custom wonderful Obrigado that fits me and my horse wonderfully. It was VERY much worth the price and a saddle that I do believe I can grow old with.  It is beautifully made, with details that suited me and my horse. Those two are wonderful representatives of your company, they are easy to work with, very knowledgeable and a perfect combination as a team.  Your company has very strongly shaped my whole adult horse riding life.  I am a very educated consumer thanks to all  my years of watching saddle fitting and riding in your [Schleese] saddles.

— Paula Smeltekop - Mount Prospect, IL

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