• Welcome to S4L

    Saddlefit 4 Life® is a global network of professionals dedicated to protecting horse and rider from long-term damage caused by ill- fitting saddles and tack.
  • Global Network of Equine Professionals

  • Welcome to S4L

    Saddlefit 4 Life® is a global network of professionals dedicated to protecting horse and rider from long-term damage caused by ill- fitting saddles and tack.
  • Welcome to S4L

    Saddlefit 4 Life® is a global network of professionals dedicated to protecting horse and rider from long-term damage caused by ill- fitting saddles and tack.
  • Welcome to S4L

    Saddlefit 4 Life® is a global network of professionals dedicated to protecting horse and rider from long-term damage caused by ill- fitting saddles and tack.
  • Welcome to S4L

    Saddlefit 4 Life® is a global network of professionals dedicated to protecting horse and rider from long-term damage caused by ill- fitting saddles and tack.

Saddlefit 4 Life® is a global network of professionals dedicated to protecting horse and rider from long-term damage.

Saddlefit 4 Life® is a global network of professionals dedicated to protecting horse and rider from long-term damage caused by ill- fitting saddles and tack. We strive to improve the health and well-being of horses and riders through saddle fitting education, comprehensive saddle fit diagnostic analysis and by providing opportunities for professional training.

Caring for You and Your Horse’s Health and Comfort!    

The secret to a well-behaved and healthy horse is a well-fitted saddle which provides complete back freedom. We help riders find answers to improve balance and comfort for increased enjoyment of riding.

Ongoing education is the key to our goal of preventing long-term damage to horse & rider. We hope you join our Saddlefit 4 Life® network to improve the comfort, freedom, vitality and well-being of horse & rider. We wish you many years of enjoyable riding as we continue working together!”

Jochen Schleese, CMS, CSFT, CSE

Mission

  • Raises awareness of horse and rider issues caused by poorly fitting saddles through educational resources for riders, professionals and horse owners
  • Shares knowledge through industry partnerships (click through to the Affiliates tab and click on Associations tab) , symposia and wisdom exchanges
  • Provides saddle fit educational programs for riders, professionals and the industry
  • Teaches Certification Courses for professionals on principles of equine ergonomics and saddle fit evaluation for achieving optimal saddle fit
  • Leads the industry in standards for saddles, saddle fit evaluation and analysis and saddle fitting techniques

We invite you to explore Saddlefit 4 Life® educational programs, resources, and discover how the 80 point Saddle Fit Diagnostic Evaluation will benefit you and your horse.

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Testimonials

Margaret Boyce

For me as a coach and judge, we absolutely do not want to see all our years of hard work and dedication go down the drain because of ill-fitting saddles on our horses. Saddlefit 4 Life®’s amazing developments, have absolutely benefitted the riders but more importantly - for the horse's long term health with immediate and visible results. Seeing is believing! I saw a close friend of mine whose horse has been misdiagnosed for years as to why he was not happy in his work. This horse had his hocks injected; he had an MRI and several other medical procedures trying to find the answer as to why this TB gelding was so resistant even in the most basic work. This horse saw saddlers, chiropractor, massage therapist - the owner felt she did everything she could for this horse and nothing seemed to help. Even the veterinary clinic found and treated the symptoms but never found the cause for this horse's pain. In the diagnostic saddle fit evaluation, Jochen discovered several major fitting issues on this horse and immediately set to work like a surgeon, fitting the horse instantly with a new saddle and the results were beyond amazing. In all the years I have known this horse - I have never seen him produce a regular three beat canter under saddle until that very day. Once all the pressure points were relieved on this extremely sensitive horse, he moved with so much freedom and regularity and offered no resistance - as a judge and coach I just started applauding and crying at the same time!

— Margaret Boyce, Equine Canada Certified Dressage Coach and Judge

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