Saddlefit 4 Life® 1-Day Seminar - Cape Town, South Africa

November 18th, 2018 - November 18th, 2018 | Noordhoek Riding Club (NRC Clubb-house) in Katzenellenbogen Road, Noordhoek, Cape Town, SA

Saddlefit 4 Life® 1-Day Seminar with Katja Lange


This course is the introduction to Equine Ergonomics with the opportunity to become certified as an Equine Ergonomist after completion of the externship associated with the course. A Certified Equine Ergonomist (CEE) works with riders to diagnose, analyse, and make recommendations on saddles and saddle fit; as a certified professional, you are able to augment your income. You will work collaboratively with retailers, saddlers and Certified Saddle Ergonomists. 


      • The Saddlefit 4 Life® Philosophy
      • 9 Points of Saddle Fit
      • Equine Anatomy Relevant to Saddle Fitting
      • Physical Changes in Horse’s back while carrying weight
      • Body Description and Static Saddle Fit to Horse
      • Saddle Support Area & Study of Dynamic Fit
      • Effects of Ill-Fitting Saddles on the Horse
      • Human Anatomy Relevant to Saddle Fitting
      • Common Issues for Female Riders
      • What You Can Do to Help Horses Prevent Long-Term Damage in Horses


*Please read in advance: “Suffering in Silence – The Saddle-Fit link to Physical and Psychological Trauma in Horses”. Each participant will receive a copy of Equus Film Festival Educational Winner DVD “Beyond the 9 Points of Saddle Fit”.


Course Duration: 1 day (9:00 am  – 5:00 pm)

Cost: $297 USD / 2500 ZAR

Location: South African Jockey Academy, Summerveld, Outer West Durban, South Africa.

Instructor: Katja Lange CSE, ISF

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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 and the book "Suffering in Silence."

— Lori Maciulewicz - Regional Director for Region 6

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