Saddlefit 4 Life and Schleese Continue to Lead the Equestrian Industry with Equine Professional Education Impact

June 25th, 2018

From: American Horse Publications via AHP-LIST [mailto:ahp-list@mailman.bloodhorse.com] Sent: June-11-18 7:54 PM To: AHP-LIST@mailman.bloodhorse.com Subject: AHP NEWSGROUP: Schleese and Saddlefit 4 Life Continue to Lead the Equestrian Industry with Equine Professional Education Impact   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2018   For more information contact: Mur...

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3-Day Clinic in the UK with Jochen Schleese, Caroline Lindsay and Dr. Sue Dyson

August 14th, 2017

American Horse Publications FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2017 For further information: caroline@perfectmovementsolutions.com sabine@saddlefit4life.com 3 Day Clinic in the UK with Jochen Schleese, Saddlefit 4 Life, Caroline Lindsay of Perfect Movement Solutions and Dr. Sue Dyson of the Animal Health Trust Caroline Lindsay of Perfect Movement Solutions Jochen Schle...

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Upcoming Saddlefit 4 Life® Training Courses - United Kingdom

October 13th, 2015

From: American Horse Publications via AHP-LIST [mailto:ahp-list@mailman.bloodhorse.com] Sent: October-12-15 6:01 PM To: AHP-LIST@mailman.bloodhorse.com Subject: AHP NEWSGROUP: Upcoming Saddlefit 4 Life Training Courses FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For further information please contact Sabine Schleese at sabine@saddlefit4life.com   Upcoming Saddlefit 4 Life®Training Cou...

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Jochen Schleese teaching in Brazil for the 4th time!

September 15th, 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Jochen Schleese teaching in Brazil for the 4th time! For further information please contact Sabine Schleese 1-800-225-2242 ex. 22 sabine@saddlefit4life.com   Certified Master Saddler and Saddle Ergonomist Jochen Schleese was invited to Brazil once again to present a training session for veterinarians and other equine professionals in Sao Pau...

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Saddlefit 4 Life® Launches New Website

September 1st, 2015

From: American Horse Publications via AHP-LIST [mailto:ahp-list@mailman.bloodhorse.com] Sent: Tuesday, September 01, 2015 3:55 PM To: AHP-LIST@mailman.bloodhorse.com Subject: AHP NEWSGROUP: Saddlefit 4 Life Launches New Website   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 1, 2015   For further information please contact: Cathy Rothery, Director of Education cathy@saddl...

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Jochen Schleese wins Entrepreneur of the Year!

October 18th, 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...

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HORSE SHAPE LASER - Schleese Takes Saddle Fitting to the Next Level

July 31st, 2014

Schleese is excited to announce the introduction of a revolutionary new saddle fitting tool, The HorseShape Laser®, to measure the horse’s back. A German initiative, this laser device takes a complete 3D image of the horse’s back shape within seconds to assist in custom manufacturing or custom fitting the saddle that will be then shipped to the client from head ...

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The riding school where I first took lessons had "good" saddles, made by a venerable European manufacturer, so when I noticed my riding was uncomfortable, I assumed a problem with my position. Eventually though, I realized that no position was comfortable, that riding varied from unpleasant to excruciating. Nobody else seemed to have a problem, and my instructor was not a person with whom anyone discussed non-public parts of the body, so I just accepted that riding was painful. Until I rode in a friend's saddle, made by another venerab1e European manufacturer. It was an old saddle, but the moment I sat in it I was like Goldilocks in Baby Bear's chair -it was just right. Painless! Amazing! So I measured, compared, tried other saddles; then my husband made me foam blocks that I placed next to my stirrup bars to widen the saddle waist until I could buy a used saddle-shaped -like-me. If I or my instructor had had Jochen Schleese's important book “Suffering In Silence”, I would have been spared years of pain and frustration. It seems an unfortunate human tendency to take no steps toward a solution unless the ultimate solution is achievable, like the onlooker who wondered why to throw a single starfish in the sea if they couldn’t all be saved.  I can’t afford to buy custom saddles for my school horses, but there are many things I can do, with the information in Mr. Schleese's book, to make my horses and my students more comfortable. Correct diagnosis is vital to solving problems, and its information that you need to make a diagnosis, like the significance of saddle length, gullet width, equine asymmetry, billet placement, cantle angle, and many other features of the interface between rider and horse. Little, inexpensive things like foam blocks can make the difference between painful and painless for both the equines and the humans you are responsible for, if you have the information that comes from Mr. Schleese's experience, we may not be able to do everything, but we should do what we can.

— Katie Aiken, Riding Instructor Magazine Copy Editor Fall 2014

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