The Global Network of Professionals Working to Protect Horse and Rider from Long-term Damage.
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    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 our New Website!

    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 our New Website!

    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 our New Website!

    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 our New Website!

    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

As quoted in the Certified Horsemanship Association February Monthly Newsletter "I recently attended a nine day intensive saddle fitting course conducted by Jochen Schleese. Jochen and his wife, Sabine, have attended two of CHA's International conferences.  I was intrigued by his demos on how saddles are made differently for men and women. This year in Amarillo, he went into more detail about fitting saddles properly to horses to prevent serious injury.  He is passionate about helping horses and by offering this course to professionals in the horse industry, we can do our part in having healthy horses and educated riders. This 3-day course event covered how saddles [may] cause injury and how little has been done in the last 100 years to prevent these injuries.  By educating professionals who deal with horses on a daily basis on how to properly evaluate a saddle fit can go a long way in making horses healthy.  by teaching an 80 Point Evaluation, taking into account, the shoulder angles, wither shape, saddle support area and making sure critical pressure points are not impinged on by the saddle is just a small segment of this course.  The Schleese's passion for helping horses is much the same as CHA's mission statement for riding instructors.  It is for the good of the horse.  Taking these courses reminded me of my certification week to become a CHA instructor.  A huge highlight of my life with horses."  Check our Saddlefit4life.com and the book "Suffering in Silence."

— Lori Maciulewicz - Regional Director for Region 6

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