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Obrigado – Dressage Saddle

5.00 out of 5 based on 5 customer ratings
(5 customer reviews)

$6,995.00$7,340.00

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Kim Herslow & Rosmarin winning with their Obrigado Saddle. Photo by Susan Stickle.

Schleese is pleased to announce the latest addition to our stable of dressage saddles – The “Obrigado”. Schleese’s newest best-seller allows every rider to feel the breathing of the horse, with the horse moving as freely as if he were not under saddle. The Obrigado provides several unique features benefiting horse and rider – several current and former Olympians who are now using the Obrigado on their horses have said that the saddle is so soft and the seat so deep that it makes them feel like they are one with their horses. Built on a modified AdapTree®, the Obrigado offers the most extreme shoulder freedom for the horse, with the softest seat in the dressage industry. Available in a standard monoflap, many innovative options truly personalize this saddle for both horse and rider.  Obrigado means ‘thank you’ in Portuguese. It was developed together with the head trainer of the Lusitano Association in Sao Paulo Brazil. He came up with the name because he actually felt his horses were saying ‘thank you’ for being afforded such freedom of movement. This saddle will allow you to get so close to your horse that you can actually feel him breathe. It has become the saddle of choice for riders of  all levels, and has been proven especially effective for the ‘baroque-style’ horses.


TESTIMONIAL

OH MY GOSH!!!  somebody kick me.  I just [received] my first Obrigado saddle for demo and rode my husband’s horse. Several years ago, I trained on this horse myself for almost 2 years and finally gave up for something more comfortable more fun easier to ride. I was TOTALLY AMAZED at the improvement in his movement and the lightness that I immediately felt in the Obrigado.  It made me want to ride him more and that I have not wanted to do at all in years.  Jochen, I am impressed!  This saddle made a huge gigantic difference in this horse. He truly says Thank You!

Terry, PA

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Additional Information

Weight 10.0 kg
SEAT

Deep, 11 cm, with flex cap option (cantle shock absorption for the rider’s back), square or round cantle, sloped pommel with recessed tree points (allows the rider to sit close to the base of the withers while allowing maximum freedom of the horse’s shoulder rotation), forward balance or cup seat option.

TWIST

Adaptable (flexing) extra narrow twist, allows the rider to give quicker and sharper aids to the horse.

BILLET SYSTEM

The adjustable V-Webbing billet system allows for correct billet alignment and equal pull throughout the length of the tree.

FEMALE and MALE DESIGN AVAILABLE

Seat designed for the Female or Male Pelvic Axis.

SEAT SIZES

16.5″, 17.0″, 17.5″, 18.0″

OPTIONS

Mono Flap, Double Flap, French Leather, Buffalo Leather, German Leather, 2-Toned Leather, X-Extended Stirrup Bars, Additional D-Rings, Custom Thigh Rolls, Alternate Panel Type, Flap Length, Customization to Seat or Tree

PANEL

The unique style of the Obrigado panel with extreme shoulder cut back places 70% of the saddle and the rider in front of the 14th rib to limit the pressure on the tendon fascial plate.

LEATHER

Premium European Soft Leather, German, Buffalo

COLOUR

Black, Brown, 2-Toned Black & Brown

FLAP

MONO, DOUBLE

5 reviews for Obrigado – Dressage Saddle

  1. 5 out of 5

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    This is the first new saddle I’ve bought for myself and I now wonder why I waited so long! Beginning with the amazing saddle fitting experience, I knew this was a great decision. On my first ride with the Obrigado, I immediately found my leg naturally fell into the correct position, I felt infinitely more balanced and secure in my saddle and my horse moved so much more freely and forward than I’ve ever felt him move. In addition to the function, this is a gorgeous looking saddle- the quality is stunning- starting from the hides used to the craftsmanship of the manufacturing. I’m a very very satisfied customer -as is Gus!

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      Valerie, thank you kindly for your testimonial! We’re delighted with such positive feedback and trust this may help others to take the ‘plunge’ into a Schleese saddle of their own! We wish you and ‘Gus’ much-added comfort to your daily rides and positive changes to your training ritual.

  2. 5 out of 5

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    I have had about ten rides with my new Obrigado… I love it!! My mare’s gaits are more forward/swinging and I am sitting much more comfortably/correctly. I also realized that my chronic lower back pain has improved significantly.

  3. 5 out of 5

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    The word “amazing” is often overused, but this saddle is simply “AMAZING”. I’ve ridden for almost 50 years and have never experienced anything with such freedom for me and more importantly for my horse. She is the typical impossible to fit Arab – short back, big shoulders, forward girth groove. By gosh, this thing FITS!! And even during break-in, she had no soreness or fussiness; just put it on and ride. Highly recommended!!!

  4. 5 out of 5

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    I bought a brand new Obrigado saddle this year and I absolutely love it!! It is very comfortable and really helps me with my seat. I would highly recommend this saddle to anyone wanting to get into dressage!!

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      Nicole, we are very happy to hear that you love your new Obrigado saddle. Schleese Saddlery will look forward to keeping you and your horse happy for many years to come.

      Cheers,

      The Schleese Team

  5. 5 out of 5

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    I love my new Obrigado. Purchased new May 2016 for an older, former young rider, Prix St. Georges school master coming back from time off. Great for his short flat back, which is still filling in from time off. With still too much tension in his poll and an overdeveloped underneck, he can be spooky and this saddle is great for maintaining balance without gripping. Makes his work and my work more productive.

    • :

      Jennifer, thank you for your feedback.
      We are always appreciative to hear back from our customers. We are also glad to hear that both you and your horse are enjoying and benefiting from our Schleese Obrigado dressage saddle.
      Keep up the great work with furthering his muscular development with his newly found shoulder and back freedom.

      Cheers,

      The Schleese Teeam

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Claire Nicol and Second Look “Murphy”. Murphy is a 14 year old OTTB. I’ve had him for 6 years and we event. He’s never gone better since getting my Schleese saddles. I ride in the Merci XC and the Link II. Love the quality of the saddles, the adjustability and the fit for both me and my horse. #saddlefit4life

— Claire Nicol, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada

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