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Blogging about Saddle Fit

December 22nd, 2018

Dear Readers and Riders: This will be my last blog for Horse-Canada. I have had the privilege and pleasure of writing for you on the topic of saddle fit and related subjects over the last three years, and have managed to have over 100 of my articles published on this website. I trust that one or the other person will have found something of value and interest in wh...

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Schleese Makes an Impact 'Down Under'!

December 18th, 2018

From: American Horse Publications via AHP-LIST [mailto:ahp-list@mailman.bloodhorse.com] Sent: December-16-18 9:09 PM To: AHP-LIST@mailman.bloodhorse.com Subject: AHP NEWSGROUP: Schleese Makes an Impact 'Down Under'! FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   For more information : Odia Dibben, Sales Manager odia@schleese.com 1-800-225-2242   Schleese Makes a...

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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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I believe in miracles. My custom made saddle from Schleese Saddlery has transformed my ability to ride horses. I am 55 years old. I was born with spastic cerebral palsy, which affects my entire body. My hips, legs, knees, ankles and feet are severely rotated due to muscle contractions. My spine is no longer straight, my pelvis is tilted and I am unable to sit on both seat bones. My head also tilts to the right. Therapeutic riding is the only form of exercise I am capable of doing. I have ridden horses for 47 years. In 1988 I was told by three orthopedic surgeons that by 1990 I would no longer be walking or riding horses. They also said I would be in a wheelchair 24/7 requiring heavy duty pain killers on a daily basis. Thanks to therapeutic riding none of these predictions came true. In 2007 I began to notice changes in my body. I began experiencing pain while riding and could no longer maintain my balance on a horse. By 2012 I knew I needed professional assistance if I was to continue riding. In an effort to find a solution I contacted Schleese Saddlery. Denise Lenz and Julia Dixon conducted a thorough evaluation of my riding ability. The process involved three horses. My custom made saddle is affectionately known as MSR-Dream Flyer (my initials). It has given me unexpected benefits: - I am able to sit equally on both seat bones - I am able to sit upright in the centre of my saddle - I can move my limbs independently or separately (which was impossible before because of the severity of the spasticity) - I am able to shift my weight and body position when necessary with minimal movement - I do not feel like I am going to fall off - I am in less pain and much more relaxed when riding - I am able to ride sitting trot, which I had not been able to do for eight years! Perhaps the most striking realization is that for the first time in my life, I understand and know what it feels like to have a solid, secure, independent seat. The joy and freedom I feel when riding is not possible when I walk. My custom made MSR-Dream Flyer has given me a second chance to do what I love: ride horses and participate once again in para-dressage competition. Thank you everyone at Schleese Saddlery for this most precious gift!

— Melanie Skey Rodgers, ON

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