Fit is Everything - Infinitely Adjustable for Optimal Comfort & Performance!

Saddle design for the well-being of your horse!

Even a horse with a perfectly fitted saddle will never be fully protected from long term damage if the saddle is not suited to the anatomical build and gender of the rider.

80 points of consideration for horse and rider are evaluated before our saddlers begin creating a customized saddle to your unique requirements.


Caring from the inside out – the Schleese Adjustable AdapTree®

Your Schleese saddle is custom made to your horse’s measurements for optimal fit and performance and protection for your horse’s back. As your horse develops there will be changes over time in his 3-dimensional back shape and the saddle support area

  • Our fully adjustable gullet plate accommodates your horse’s growth and ongoing development at the shoulders and wither area
  • Our SaddleSizer ™ Tree Machine allows us to make necessary adjustments to accommodate your horse’s changing shoulder angle and width
  • The AdapTree® offers protection for your horse’s spine, ligaments, nerves and muscles

Contact info@schleese.com for more information or to book a Saddle Fit Diagnostic Evaluation.

 

Discover the features of a “female saddle”

Ergonomically designed ‘saddles for women’ allow female riders to sit properly balanced and comfortably positioned. The benefits:

  • Flexes with your horse’s lateral movement to improve connection and communication
  • Accommodates asymmetry at the shoulder to maintain saddle straightness
  • Rear-facing, shock absorbing tree points allow shoulders to freely rotate upwards/ backwards, and prevent potential chipping of scapular cartilage
  • Unique panel design provides maximum weight bearing surface and pressure dispersal over the saddle support area
  • Shoulder relief panels free up shoulder for maximum movement
  • Wide channel clearance prevents damage to spinal processes and vertebrae promoting back freedom.

 

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Contact info@schleese.com for more information or to book a Saddle Fit Diagnostic Evaluation.

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I met Jochen Schleese in 2007 at Dressage at Devon, where I showed my Oldenburg Stallion "Diamunde" in the 5 y/o FEI Horse Competition and in the Breed Show. I immediately loved the idea of the saddle being adjustable to both horse and rider, but was otherwise not too fond of having to spend what seemed to be a small fortune for a new saddle (I had only owned my stallion for one year, and had bought him his 3rd saddle already). Jochen persisted and we met the day after my competition finished. After a wonderfully informative fitting and lecture it was time to ride my horse in this new saddle. No saddle pad, crowded, crazy warmup arena at Devon, and 10 minutes into the whole thing people were watching a 5 y/o stallion playing with his newfound back and shoulder freedom and a rider smiling from one ear to the other. So, only one regret: I should have bought the saddle before my FEI competition. And this was only the start of a very wonderful relationship with Jochen and the Schleese company. Together, we now have developed a new saddle called the "Elegancia" for the short-backed Iberian and modern Warmblood Sporthorse. Boy, wait until you try this one! I have yet to feel this much freedom in my horses' backs!!!  And to come back to the "small fortune" idea: Yes, I feel fortunate to ride in a Schleese saddle, my horses are happy and sound, and I have saved more money and time than I can tell you! So, look at the big picture: You are investing in your and your horses' health!  

— Petra Wilder - Spellbound Farms Inc., FL

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