A Western Saddle Made Just for Women!
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At Schleese Saddlery we recognize the unique physiology of female riders focusing on our mission as the female saddle specialist.
Having proven the benefits of proper female fitting in the English riding markets, we are pleased to introduce the same, successful philosophy to the Western riding market with the introduction of our Devin Saddle.
As stated by our founder, Jochen Schleese, “In a world that has historically had a ‘one size fits all’ mentality, our hand constructed well appointed, superior quality western saddle is the only brand that ensures maximum comfort and performance custom made for female riders – achieving the perfect partnership between horse and rider for the ultimate riding experience”.
We accomplish this through unparalleled craftsmanship, world-class experience, and superior fitting practices. Our infinitely adjustable saddles are designed for the female physiology, creating truly life-changing comfort and responsiveness.
Devin – Western Trail Saddle
Devin is our premier saddle Western Trail Saddle. It is the first western saddle designed specifically for women riders who desire a lightweight product that is infinitely adjustable. The Devin Western saddle has a number of benefits:
Advantages of our Devin Saddle
Features for Optimum fit for your Horse
Benefits for the Rider
|Custom fit for a woman’s anatomy||Adjustable panel fitting elements to fit every horse and can be refit to the horse as it changes and develops||Adjustable seat balance to accommodate different body types|
|Infinitely adjustable for both horse and rider||Western AdapTree® that flexes with the lateral movement of the horse||Interchangeable and adjustable Western/English rigging system|
|Maximum comfort||A wide channel for spinal clearance to promote back health||Adjustable stirrup bars to accommodate different body types|
|Injury prevention||Large weight bearing bars for added support allowing freedom of movement||Your choice of sheepskin, leather, and wool felt panel fitting elements|
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Carol Rommelare –
Just received my Devin saddle yesterday….I’m in love with this saddle!!!! More importantly, my horse is too! Due to a back injury, she has not been ridden with a saddle for over a year while she had been rehabbing. The Schleese rep, Luanne Reaume, my friends, and I were utterly amazed how relaxed she was and how well she moved. I never realized, prior to my horse’s injury, how badly fitting my 2 saddles were; an endurance saddle and English. Since my greatest riding love is hitting the trails I tried to limit my search outside the scope of traditional English saddles…after hours of research, I felt I didn’t really have a choice for any saddle BUT an English which I really didn’t want. A friend who has a Schleeze dressage saddle sent me a link showing that the company was now putting out a western saddle I made an appointment with the Michigan rep, Luanne, Now…that being said I wasn’t really big on western saddles but when she brought out a sample saddle and we tried it out I was sold It was the ONLY saddle that fit that short back AND I was able to customize it without a horn and got exactly what I wanted. In the description of the saddle online there was no mention that the stirrups were ALREADY TURNED which to me, is a HUGE deal, having multiple knee operations. I also ordered leathers with this saddle so I can ride either English or western. There is no question that this saddle is worth every penny. By the way, my friend who has the Schleeze dressage ordered the Devon which she got yesterday also and loves it.
Heather Knapton –
I purchased a Devin saddle this past spring and I find the deep seat very comfortable and my legs hang effortlessly correct! I love that the stirrups can be inter-changed between western or English with no hassle. The options of the stirrup bar positions are a wonderful idea as well. The ability to change the formation of the seat padding is also a good feature although I am careful to always check that the two screw-in Conchos are well tightened before riding. I have yet to add any [inserts] to the under side of the saddle itself. As I use the saddle on two slightly different shaped horses I have just been using a thicker pad to make the adjustment for fit quicker on the second horse. The saddle is light too! My horses love both the Devin and the English saddles purchased and that the service Julia [Curtis] provided was excellent. Also I think the option of a buck roll would be a nice option as well. All in all, the saddle is very lovely and has been used by a few of my fellow riders and each of them have found it easy to adjust to their liking and therefore giving them quite a comfortable ride. 🙂