• 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

Jochen has supported the positive continuing development of my horses. His saddle fit evaluations are a lesson in anatomy – about the functionality and cooperation of the bones and muscles of horse and rider. My horses now have more freedom in all the gaits. Saddlefit 4 Life® improves comminucation between horse and rider. My aids to the horse translate much faster so we can go forward with a really good ride. My horse Bonaparte did a super job over the three tests (at the Beijing Olympics). He was very fluent, I had good connection to his mouth, and we were working together. I was very pleased! Heike’s Video Testimony HK testimonial

— Heike Kemmer, 2008 Olympic Team Gold and Individual Bronze Dressage Medalist

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