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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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When I had qualified and entered Amistad for Rolex 2010 it was there I decided was a good place to start looking for a saddle sponsor with all the vendors available.  There were so many saddles to look at many representatives to speak to.  I had met Miriam Boutros at the Schleese Saddlery booth while I was sitting in every saddle they had.  She was professional, courteous and very friendly taking the utmost time to tell me all about their saddles how they are fitted so horse and rider can get optimal comfort out of their saddle. It was the detail of explanation plus sitting in them and liking the feel myself that I picked Schleese Saddles out of all the vendors I visited to ask for a sponsorship and with fingers crossed approximately 4 weeks later I got a call that they'd come and fit my horse for me.  I was excited to ride in a Schleese saddle! Schleese saddles are in my opinion by far the best saddles on the market for comfort, quality & looks for the rider and allowing any horse to perform to its highest ability because of the freedom of movement it provides and also the comfort of how/where it sits on any horse that is fortunate to be properly fitted with one! I have been riding in their saddles for almost 8 years now and as 2018 is just around the corner I would like to thank you, Jochen and Sabine, for your superior Saddles which I have had the honour to be sponsored with.  Julia Dixon you are amazing and talented saddle fitter our horses love you! Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart and I would like to wish Schleese Saddlery and all its staff a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  

— Michele Mueller, Olympian, Port Perry, ON, Canada

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