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Saddle Stitch News - 12/04/2018

December 4th, 2018

Saddle Stitch: Your Monthly Schleese News & Updates NEWS: Schleese Dominates in Australia!   We had such an incredible time in Australia this past month. From an absolutely packed arena at Jochen's presentation, to winning the Best Small Booth of the Year award, Equit...

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Saddle Stitch News - 11/06/2018

November 6th, 2018

Saddle Stitch: Your Monthly Schleese News & Updates NEWS: Schleese Team at the Business Excellence Awards 2018! Check out this great group photo of the Schleese team at the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce 2018 Business Excellence Awards Ceremony last week. Schleese, among other companie...

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Another Schleese Innovation Launching Shortly

October 24th, 2018

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   For Further information contact: Miriam Boutros-Dale, Managing Director miriam@schleese.com 1-800-225-2242 ex 41   Another Schleese Innovation Launching Shortly Once again Schleese leads the world of saddle fit! After having worked with over 150,000 saddle fit evaluations in the last 40 years, we have come to the realiza...

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Saddle Stitch News - 10/04/2018

October 11th, 2018

Saddle Stitch: Your Monthly Internal Schleese News & Updates NEWS: Saddlefit4Life Class of 2018!   Huge congratulations to the 8 graduating students of the S4L Certified Equine Ergonomist Course! We are so proud of their hard work and dedication and welcome them to the Global Network o...

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Saddle Stitch News - 09/04/2018

September 4th, 2018

Saddle Stitch: Your Monthly Internal Schleese News & Updates NEWS: Jochen, Chris and Odia's Record Breaking Trip!   Huge congratulations to this trio on accomplishing an incredibly successful and very busy New England trip that managed to break all records - even beating our Las Vegas ...

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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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