New Book Explores the Painful Truth of Saddle Fit and Offers Innovative Solutions for Horse and Rider

November 27th, 2013

Certified Equine Ergonomist Jochen Schleese was a featured clinician at the recent NW Horse Fair and Expo held in Albany, OR from March 23-25.  Now focusing on building his newly established Saddlefit 4 Life® network of equine professionals, Jochen teaches principles to protect horse and rider from pain and long term damage to riders, horse owners and professionals across North America.

Lisa Pitts, a director of the Horse Expo, comments on the tremendous response to Jochen’s presentations “They LOVED him! We have had other saddle fit clinicians in the past and feedback from those watching the presentation was that the clinician was there mostly to sell their brand of saddles.  This was not the case with Mr. Schleese.  His website states that his passion is teaching and that is truly evident when you talk with him in person or listen to his presentations.  Mr. Schleese presented seminars and demonstrations to standing room only crowds Friday, Saturday and Sunday – with many people taking the opportunity to listen to multiple presentations over the weekend, and his booth was always busy with people wanting more information. Many attendees took the time to stop by the information booth or email following the event to share comments.”

Some would state “I didn’t know what I didn’t know” or “He gives so much great information I had to see him again to get it all”.  One of our attendees wrote “Jochen Schleese was incredibly knowledgeable, humorous and genuine.  Most importantly, he is a very effective communicator!  I had not planned to attend his seminar, since I had seen another presentation listed in the program that appealed to me, but at the last minute I got curious and changed my mind.  I am so glad I did!  I learned so much and have literally put that information to use in my life already.”

Pitts states, “Not only was Mr. Schleese a hit with our attendees, but he was truly a delight to work with from the management standpoint.  We look forward to having Mr. Schleese return in 2013.”

Jochen teaches Saddlefit 4 Life® at trade fairs, equine universities and institutions, also in seminars and professional certification workshops.   See Jochen’s comical side in “Red Shoes and Saddle Fitting” on You Tube!


For Further Information, please contact:

Cathy Rothery

Director of Education, Saddlefit4Life Inc.

905-898-8335 ex 23

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"A well fitted saddle needs to be checked 3-4 times a year for fit by a Certified Professional – a Master Saddler or a Saddle Fitter, with input from the trainer and the rider."

— Udo Lange, 7 times German Professional Dressage Champion

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