Course-#1—Introductory-Equine-Ergonomist—1Day-Sem—2Day-Course

Course #1 – Introductory Equine Ergonomics – Fort Myers, FL – Feb. 1-2, 2019

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Course #1 – Introductory Equine Ergonomics

Instructor: Jochen Schleese, CMS, CSE

This 2-day course is the first step (of 2) to become an Equine Ergonomist and is suited for equine professionals and interested equestrians.

Curriculum Topics:

  • Includes both theoretical classroom instruction and in-barn hands-on demos and practice
  • Philosophy of Saddlefit 4 Life
  • Intro to historical and technological aspects, anatomy of horse and rider, saddle support area, ‘reflex’ points resulting in negative reactions
  • Static saddle fit to horse and demo of dynamic saddle fit evaluation

Course Duration: 2 days (8:30 am  – 5:00 pm)

Date: Feb. 1-2, 2019 – Course #1
* You may wish to combine Course #1 with Courses#2-#3 immediately following for 7 days combined (please inquire about pricing options).

Recommendation: We recommend that you read ‘Suffering in Silence’ by Jochen Schleese prior to starting the course.

Course #1 is a prerequisite to Course #2-#3.

Cost: $597 CDN + HST
Early Bird Discount: $497 (up until 60 days before the course start date)

Instruction:

  • Theoretical Classroom Instruction
  • Practical in-barn Demonstrations and hands-on practice
  • Curriculum Workbook
  • Saddle Fit Checklist Kit

Additional Information

Date:

September 12-13, 2018

Time:

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Location:

Stouffville, Ontario

Cost:

$597 CDN

Cancellation Fee:

Cancellation prior to 60 days before course start date will ensure you receive a full refund of any course fees paid minus a $100 processing fee. Within the 60-30 days before the course start date, a refund will only be made with a doctor’s note and will be subject to a $100 processing fee. Within 30 days of the course start date, course fees are forfeited unless you fill the spot with someone else. Alternatively, we can keep your paid fees on account for a year for you to use at a
subsequent course if the spot is not filled.

Notes:

You may wish to combine Course #1 with Courses #2 and #3 immediately following for 7 days combined (please inquire about pricing options)

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General Terms and Conditions of Business of Saddlefit 4 Life Inc.

Scope
1. The General Terms and Conditions of Business printed here contain the exclusively valid conditions, entered into between you and Saddlefit 4 Life Inc. for all contracts, services and offers entered into between you and us. These General Terms and Conditions of Business are deemed an element of all contracts, which we enter into with you now and in the future, regarding the services offered by S4L.
2. Verbal subsidiary agreements are not valid; amendments must be made in writing, by facsimile or e-mail.

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1.Binding offers are expressly stated as such. Our presentations in our advertising (catalogues, internet etc.) do not constitute any kind of binding offer. Your registration is a binding offer to purchase made to us.
2. A contract shall only be brought about between you and us if we approve of your registration within five workdays by way of an express and separate declaration of acceptance by facsimile, letter or email.
3. Our details regarding the courses are descriptions or illustrations of the service and are merely approximately authoritative of what is offered. Variations that are customary can occur as a result of legal requirements or which constitute technical improvements are permitted insofar as they do not have a detrimental effect on the use for the intended purpose as set out in the contract.
4. We reserve ownership and/or copyright to offers and cost estimates issued by us, and likewise to diagrams, leaflets, catalogues, models and all documents and auxiliaries surrendered to you that you receive from us as part of initiating a business transaction. You are prohibited from making such documents and auxiliaries available to third-parties, disclosing details of them, using them or arranging for third-parties to use them, or duplicating them. At our request, you are to surrender to us all such documents and items, including copies that may apply, if they are no longer required by you for the business transactions entered into between us or if a business transaction between us is not brought about.

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1. Our prices are to be construed as prices for the respective confirmed delivery and service scope in the stated local currency.
2. Our invoices shall fall due within the agreed payment period. The date of receipt of amounts on our accounts is authoritative for adhering to the payment period. If you fail to settle our claim you may forfeit the right to attend any course, and forfeit any refund or claim for reimbursement.
3. 50% refunds will be offered in cases of cancellation from the applicant’s side if notice of cancellation is received in writing up to 4 weeks of course commencement; thereafter the entire course fee will stay with S4L and the applicant has the option to fill his/her spot with another appropriate candidate.

Liability
1. Unless otherwise agreed in these General Terms and Conditions of Business, we are liable in the event of violating contractual and non-contractual obligations in accordance with the pertinent statutory requirements.
2. We are liable for damages – irrespective on whichever legal grounds – in the case of intent and gross negligence. In the case of minor negligence we shall only be liable
a) for damage resulting from the loss of life, physical injury or detrimental effects on health,
b) for damage resulting from the violation of a key contractual obligation (an obligation which must be honoured for the contract to be properly executed at all, whereby you normally trust, and may trust, that we shall honour such an obligation). However, in such a case, our liability shall be restricted to compensation of foreseeable, typical, cases of damage.
3. S4L courses do not guarantee saddle fitting expertise until certification as an Saddle Ergonomist is conferred upon the candidate after all necessary training and professional development has been competently completed as per the outlines separately listed regarding the educational offerings and module courses.
Cologne is deemed the place of jurisdiction for all disputes that may result between you and us from the business relationship unless mandatory provisions apply regarding an exclusive place of jurisdiction.
2. The relations between us and our customers are exclusively subject to the Law of the Federal Republic of Germany. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods dated 11 April 1980 (CISG) does not apply.
3. In the event that individual provisions of these General Terms and Conditions of Business are or become invalid, this shall not affect the validity of the other provisions.
Valid from January 1, 2018

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andrea Jochen Schleese’s experiences and ‘aha’ moments while working as a saddler are truly unique. It is truly a great honour that he shares this knowledge with us in Suffering in Silence. The use of his plaster cast method to take ‘butt imprints’ of many men and women exemplifies the sometimes circuitous route he used to achieve this level of knowledge. This methodology clearly demonstrated the differences between male and female pelvises and was integrated into saddle designs for the benefit of both. Riding is a very demanding sport, and the only one in which the athlete is dependent on the interaction of another being in order to move. As a physiotherapist and a rider myself, I can only state how important it is that finally the differences between male and female anatomy have been taken into consideration to positively impact biomechanics. The topic of saddle fit is a key consideration when I teach my course in biomechanics of the rider at the German National Riding School in Warendorf.  The rider forms the horse and the saddle forms the rider – these two statements are not mutually exclusive. I often compare the saddle to a shoe, which should be comfortable to wear – except that this ‘shoe’ needs to fit two beings (horse and rider) equally well at the same time. This leaves the saddlemaker with a huge responsibility – one which requires a good basic knowledge in human and equine anatomy. Although many of my students are not consciously aware of the anatomical differences in male and female pelvises, they are nevertheless adamant that a saddle should work well for either gender (which infers that these differences need to be taken into consideration during design). I can only expect good things to result in the sport of riding when riders, trainers, veterinarians, saddlers and physiotherapists combine their expertise and experiences for the common good of horse and rider. Only then can the saddler fulfill his role as interface between horse and rider and open the door for discourse. This in a nutshell is the philosophy of Jochen Schleese. Knee rolls are of specific interest to me personally. Through personal observation, which is substantiated by research, the opportunities for human activity and movement continue to dwindle nowadays. Children spend much of their time in inactivity, watching TV, playing games on their computers and cell phones. The result is necessary prosthetic compensation to make up for this loss in muscle development; for riders it is the addition of huge knee rolls on the saddle, which help to keep the rider in a static position while hindering movement.  A pliable seat for the rider and taking up the rhythm in motion are no longer achievable. Although at first glance it may seem that the rider is sitting properly balanced and straight, it soon becomes apparent that the rider is actually sitting stiffly but thinking that this is the way it should feel. The complementary muscle interactions are not in harmonious states of contraction and relaxation, which means that the rider cannot give the aids properly. How can she properly relay the message to the horse to achieve rhythm, suppleness, and connection – which are only the requirements from the first training scale? The rider feels cramped, experiences pain and possibly long term damage (up to and including slipped discs and torn muscles).  This is the possible result regardless which discipline you ride in – which is why the saddle should not only be correct for the rider’s gender and anatomy, but also appropriate for the riding discipline.

— Andrea Koslik, Rider and Physiotherapist

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