Dr. Solange Mikail, DVM

 

Dr. Solange Mikail was in the market for a dressage saddle and found the Schleese videos on YouTube. As a veterinarian, she appreciated the information available on the videos and decided to buy a Schleese saddle because he knew a lot about saddle fitting and was concerned with the back health of the horse. As she made plans to attend the World Equestrian Games in Kentucky in 2010, she contacted head office and was told that Schleese would have a booth onsite. This gave her the opportunity to look at the saddles and try them out – and actually speak with Jochen. She was accompanied by Davi Carrano – her trainer (and also one of our associated equine professionals) – who was also impressed with what he saw. Well as they say – the rest is history.  She was instrumental in organizing Jochen’s first trip to Brazil in September 2011 to speak in front of the veterinary congress, and has been working with S4L ever since. Solange opened her facility to Saddlefit 4 Life® and is now the location for S4L South American headquarters just outside of Sao Paulo Brazil.

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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."

— Lori Maciulewicz - Regional Director for Region 6

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