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The OBRIGADO - Schleese's Latest Addition to Their Line of Popular Dressage Saddles - Often Imitated, Never Duplicated

December 9th, 2012

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. 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 options truly customize this innovative saddle for both horse and rider.

Jochen Schleese received inspiration for the Obrigado when he was a guest lecturer at the Veterinary Conference in Sao Paulo Brazil in Sept 2011. After teaching a Saddlefit 4 Life® Professional Symposium Jochen had the opportunity to do Saddlefit 4 Life® Diagnostic Evaluations for some of the most beautiful Lusitano horses in Brazil. As everyone watched the Lusitano experience total freedom of movement for the first time in a properly fitted saddle, one of the trainers said to Jochen that he felt the horse was saying “thank you” to him (Obrigado meaning “thank you” in Portuguese).  The results using a properly fitted Schleese saddle were almost unbelievable to trainers, veterinarians and riders attending!

We invite you to visit for pictures and features of the Obrigado. Suggested retail price: $6995. Please contact: to find locations where you can test ride the Obrigado!

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Hi there, just thought I’d share a pic of my handsome man Flicka in his Devin saddle. I love this saddle so much. I don’t think Flick has ever had a correctly fitted saddle, and he is 16. In the year I’ve had him, I’ve discovered so much about him. An old knee injury seems to have affected his movement and caused issues in his sacroiliac area. He also has white hair that shows that his movement is not symmetrical. He has had the winter off here in Australia with lots of body work and ground exercises. This pic is of his first ride back into work. I couldn’t be happier. It (the saddle) put me in the right position and he felt so good under me. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge online. It has helped me so much in understanding both of my horses bodies. And thank you for a well thought through saddle for both horse and rider.

— Terri Fountain - Victoria, AUS

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