Book & DVD Christmas Bundle
BOOK: Suffering in Silence – The Saddle-Fit Link to Physical and Psychological Trauma in Horses
Humans and horses have been joined for thousands of years, and for much of that time, one thing has served as the primary point of contact between them: the saddle.
However, for many horses and many riders, the saddle has been no less than a refined means of torture. Horses have long suffered from tree points impeding the movement of their shoulder blades; too narrow gullet channels damaging the muscles and nerves along the vertebrae; and too long panels putting harmful pressure on the reflex point in the loin area. Male riders saddle up despite riding-related pain and the potential for serious side effects, such as impotence; female riders endure backache, slipped discs, and bladder infections, to
name just a few common issues.
We must ask ourselves: How much better could we ride and how much better could our horses perform if our saddles fit optimally? If they accommodated the horse’s unique conformation and natural asymmetry? If they were built for the differing anatomy of men and women? The answers to all these questions are right here, right now, in this book.
Master saddler and saddle ergonomist Jochen Schleese is committed to finding new ways to ensure the health, comfort, and performance of horses and their riders.
DVD: Beyond The 9 Points of Saddle Fitting by Jochen Schleese CMS, CSFT, CSE
This DVD goes one step further from our popular “9 points of saddle fitting” as available for general viewing on YouTube. Dealing with common concerns to riders, owners and all equine professionals, this compilation of educational information enlightens equestrians of all levels as to possible symptomatic causes from poor saddle fit resulting in • Undiagnosed lameness • Muscle definition and atrophy • Sore backs • Bad ‘behaviour’ among others. Click to Watch.
Certified Master Saddler and Equine Ergonomist Jochen Schleese presents his points in a clear and concise manner, using his training as a former event rider as the basis for his epiphany as to the possible causes of issues with his competitive horse. The establishment of his Saddlefit 4 Life® global network of equine professionals all working together for the protection of the horse and his involvement in the creation of HIPPOH Foundation (Horse Industry Professionals Protecting our Horses) all underline his passion and commitment to making a difference to both horse and rider.
Be sure to watch the credits at the end for insight into the character of the man behind the philosophy which is making huge inroads in the equine industry – to the point that saddle fitting is now being taught by Jochen at the German National Riding School in Warendorf and is part of the curriculum of the FN in Germany.
Most riders certainly want to do what’s best for their horses, but sometimes they just don’t know what they just don’t know.