Q and A: My saddle fitter claims that most wooden trees can be adjusted...Really? How adjustable are wooden spring trees?
November 14th, 2014
Jochen Schleese, Founder of Schleese Saddlery Service and Saddlefit4Life, was named Entrepreneur of the Year on October 16 by the Newmarket Chamber of Commerce during the annual celebration of Business Excellence Awards. The Newmarket Business Excellence Awards were launched 25 years ago to celebrate excellence, innovation and the spirit of entrepreneurship in busines...Continue reading
Jan 01, 2018 - Dec 31, 2018
Noordhoek Riding Club (NRC Clubb-house) in Katzenellenbogen Road, Noordhoek, Cape Town, SA
Australian Equine Behaviour Center, 730 Clonbinane, Victoria, 3658 Australia
Nov 20, 2018 - Nov 23, 2018
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."