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A Revolutionary Saddle Fitting Tool!

Schleese is excited to announce the introduction of a revolutionary new saddle fitting tool, The HorseShape Laser®, which measures the horse’s back.

 

Jochen-Schleese-Scanning-with-HorseShape-LaserSchleese is excited to announce the introduction of a revolutionary new saddle fitting tool, The HorseShape Laser®, which measures the horse’s back. It takes an image of the back which complements the rest of the tools we use to measure. A German initiative, this laser device takes a complete 3D image of the horse’s back shape within seconds to assist in custom building or custom fitting a saddle. The measurements will be calibrated with our Arc Device™ to ensure the closest fit possible. The system offers the option of a 3-D printout directly to the client which clearly shows a comparative basis to see alterations in the back over time, and allows the fitter to determine changes in the horse’s conformation so that the saddle can be adjusted to suit. A client may choose to pay to have the scan done, but it is a complimentary service Schleese offers it with a new saddle order, allowing them an email copy of the scan image. HorseShape is continuing to work on the technology to compare scans over time to clearly show clients how their horse has changed over time.
Horseshape_Printoutimage01The Horse Shape Laser is a wonderful addition to Schleese`s ‘toolbox” of innovative measuring tools, including its Arc Device™ and SaddleSizer™. This new technology is exciting, as Schleese can now complement its Saddlefit 4 Life® saddle fitting techniques with cutting edge technology. The HorseShape Laser is exclusively available in North America to any saddle fitter or saddle company, allowing any professional to improve the ultimate saddle fitting experience as well as lifting the standard of education in equine ergonomics and saddle fitting.

  • Takes a 3-D image of the horse’s back & emailed to you
  • $75 fee per scan – complimentary scans available when ordering a saddle that needs to be produced & shipped directly to the client *
  • Calibration with our ArcDevice
  • Optional 3-D printout sent directly to you from (Horseshape in Europe) to compare changes over time. Additional fees apply – contact Horseshape directly.
  • Exclusively available in North America through Schleese to any saddle fitter or saddle company.
  • Benchmark in education standards in saddle fitting and equine ergonomics!

* Complimentary scan availability is based on the scanner availability to the Saddle Fit Technician at any given appointment. Please see our ‘Affiliates’ page to identify Affiliates with scanners. Please note independent affiliates may have their own pricing structure.

There are many assessment tools on the market, but the ease of using this 3D scanner and the excellent 3-dimensional image it provides is a worthwhile addition to the measurements we take when making a saddle and fitting a saddle. It is very engaging for the rider to see and it generates a lot of interest in the barn – people come to watch what we’re doing and are very impressed with the system. SaddleFit4Life® will use the technology to assist in its mission of protecting as many horses and riders as possible worldwide from long-term back damage caused by poorly fitting saddles.”

Jochen Schleese,  CMS, CSFT, CSE

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For the longest, time I always had trouble with my dressage, especially on my 14 year old Lusitano, Voyeur. Being an eventer, I thought he might just prefer the jumping, but then I began to come to the conclusion that he was in pain. My riding continued to improve, but I still had trouble with all my downward transitions and it got to the point where I could not sit the trot without him hollowing his back. I did some research and found Schleese and then attended one of Jochens saddle fitting sessions for the first time in Santa Rosa. When I rode in one of his saddles that truly fit me and Voyeur for the first time, I almost melted! Suddenly I could do things like sit the trot without discomfort or difficulty. My transitions improved dramatically. I also noticed a change in his demeanor whenever we did dressage. An even more exciting change was when we received our lowest dressage score yet in competition: a 29.0 which is equivalent to a 71% in dressage. He has not placed out of the top 5 in any competitions since we started working with Schleese. I also have a 6 year old Hanovarian and 11 year old Selle Francias. My 6 year old, Charlie, had two wins out of the past three shows we have done and my 11 year old, Q, was able to move up a level this past season. I have had more success than ever this year thanks to Schleese Saddlery! Thanks!

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