Over 200,000 Happy Customers!
"I am once again totally shocked by what a difference my saddle fitting made!"
I may sound like a broken record…but just wanted to pass on that I am once again totally shocked by what a difference my saddle fitting made! Please pass on to Jochen that all the canter problems I was having w my new horse are totally solved! Nothing has changed but the saddles! Thanks to you all!
Sara Kilguss - RI
"We could not have been more impressed with change in Depardieu’s way of going."
My wife Heidi recently had her FEI horse Depardieu fit for a saddle by Jochen. Both Heidi and I consider the day to have been a true inflection point in the way we think about saddle fit. We could not have been more impressed with change in Depardieu’s way of going. We not only look forward to seeing Depardieu’s progress in his Schleese saddle but look forward to experiencing and sharing this trans formative experience again and again as we have our other horses and clients horses fit as well.
Jason - NJ
"It is well balanced which makes it much easier to focus on riding rather than holding a correct position."
I was having trouble fitting my dressage saddle to my horse and had heard from several people that Schleese did a fabulous job at fitting saddles. I contacted them and was able to meet up at one of their fitting sessions where I ended up trying and loving the first saddle I sat in. The saddle is very comfortable and gives a secure feeling. It is well balanced which makes it much easier to focus on riding rather than holding a correct position. I ride a number of horses a day and my saddle is just as comfortable and easy to work in on a baby as it is on my advanced horse. Also, my horse’s shoulders are moving much more free which is an obvious plus. As for the actual saddle fitting, I was very pleased with the Schleese session, especially after having less than great luck with other companies. Thank you Schleese!
Advanced Level Eventer
Kate Brown - Advanced Level Eventer
"I am so lucky to be the owner of one of your saddles – my horse thanks me every day!!!"
(Speaking about our Saddle Fit Tip Video Series…)
Great – Thank you so much! This is very exciting. I have watched all 10 of the little saddle fitting video snippets and found it absolutely fascinating and eye-opening. I am so lucky to be the owner of one of your saddles – my horse thanks me every day!!!
Candace Phipps (AKA Clancy) - Pennsauken, NJ
"Thank you for helping me keep my horses happy athletes."
I want to thank Jochen for coming to my farm and adjusting the saddles for my 2 horses. Three days later, my I2 horse and I received the highest score we ever got at a show. My 7 year old mare is feeling awesome. She is more forward, has more freedom of range in her shoulders and overall more connected. They both greatly benefitted from the saddle fitting.
Thank you for helping me keep my horses happy athletes.
Fran Marino - Ocala, FL
"There’s a great video about fitting saddles to women’s’ conformation”"
“There are some great horse videos on YouTube, some educational, fun and some downright scary. Here’s one of my favs…actually it’s a channel by Schleese Saddlery Service. Schleese is a master saddler very much in demand in North America and Europe. This is an excellent channel that explains many facets of fitting English saddles to horse and rider. There’s a great video about fitting saddles to women’s’ conformation”. Schleese on YouTube!
posting from About.com.Horses Discussion Board 03/01/10
posting from About.com.Horses Discussion Board
"Jochen, thank you so much for your presentation on preserving the health and well-being of horses throughout the world."
Jochen, thank you so much for your presentation on preserving the health and well-being of horses throughout the world. Your passion, depth of knowledge and sense of humour inspired me to explore the possibility of taking your course and spreading ‘the word’!
Best of luck for your company.
Richard Gilbert - Lynedoch, Ontario
"Jochen Schleese was amazingly genuine!"
Jochen Schleese was amazingly genuine! He gave us such wonderful information about horses that I didn’t know. Jochen has a natural speaking ability where he draws his audience in and keeps them engaged. I could feel that he is really passionate about what he spoke about. He comes across as a very warm, loving human being. I thought that he was a wonderful speaker!
Theresa - Ontario
"The difference in the way my horse moves is amazing."
… I had no intention of buying a new dressage saddle (I meant to see which saddle fit him best then try and buy a used one) but as soon as I sat in the Schleese Connexion saddle I really liked it. It was also immediately obvious that my horse liked it too as he went from being a little bit stiff and shuffling to big extravagant floaty paces within a few strides! The saddle is well made, the leather feels great & it has large external knee blocks which are really good at helping me keep the correct position & gives me a bit of extra security (my horse is a big warmblood with a huge stride who can suddenly explode skywards!). I also like that it’s a monoflap as I feel really close to my horse (& there’s less to clean which is a bonus for me).
The only thing I don’t like is that the saddle is rather heavy but my horse doesn’t seem to object. Very well made, it is very comfortable & it looks great. I bought this saddle about 1 month ago & I can honestly say that this is the best purchase I have ever made for me & my horse. I tried different Schleese models. I was surprised how different they felt so it’s a case of trying different models out to see what suits you and your horse the best. The difference in the way my horse moves is amazing. In my old saddle I felt like I was always fighting to get/stay in the correct position but in this saddle I sit correctly and can concentrate on actually riding.