Dr. Carol Vischer-Safran, DVM

 

Like Jochen, Dr. Vischer was born in Germany and came to North America in the 1980s not speaking any English! She began her veterinary education at the University of Illinois, graduating in 1992. She spent a year in Arizona for an internship, returning to the University of Illinois to begin a 3-year residency in Internal Medicine. She landed in Upstate New York in 1996, attaining her Diplomate status from the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Dipl.ACVIM) in 1997, and started specializing in lameness diagnoses. She finished certification with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 1997 and pursued a further education in spinal manipulation, finishing those requirements in 2000. In October 2000 I started her own clinic – North East Performance Equine.

Dr. Vischer met Jochen through mutual clients in the late 2000s and is closely affiliated with Saddlefit 4 Life training headquarters in NY at the Charlton Equestrian Center. She contributed to Jochen’s book with an insert on “The Horse’s Skin is a Good Indicator of Pain” (Suffering in Silence p.113). She is a strong believer in the Saddlefit 4 Life methodology on saddle fitting for both horse and rider and continues to attend S4L courses whenever her busy schedule allows.

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I was an emancipated woman – or so I thought – and as such, I should be able to ride in any saddle. That was my mindset until I actually felt the difference between a saddle made for men and one made for women. Without exaggeration, this was truly an eye-opening experience. I rode so naturally without making any effort to have my legs hang straight down where they were supposed to be, and I felt the movement as one with my horse. Since then, as a trainer I often think that a saddle that is correctly fitted to my students would definitely help some of their position issues.

— Nicole Kunzel, Classical Riding Trainer, Hanover Germany

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