• 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

Dear Sabine, Angelika, Jochen and Katja, I really enjoyed our time together with a wonderful bunch of Ladies. We worked and learned so much from Katja and also each other by bouncing questions or problems of each other. It helped a lot if things where perhaps not clear at the beginning. Each contributed with their strengths and supported the other with made it an amazing learning experience. It was very intense learning and long nights but I enjoyed every minute. Katja has an amazing way to teach us, she really makes us think and brings out the best in us. Not sure how to better describe it … Thanks so much Katja for putting so much time and effort into your teaching. It is very much appreciated and I know that the others feels the same. I am very grateful that we got the opportunity to become a part of Saddlefit4life at “the end of the world” here in South Africa. I am very excited about this journey I am on and I am looking forward helping many more Horses and Riders. It is so very needed here.

— Steffi Pardemann - Cape Town, South Africa

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