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Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd.
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  • Adjustable Saddles. Maintain Health. Save Money. By Jochen Schleese CMS CSE Too often we hear “I bought a custom saddle!” The inference is the saddle will always fit the horse if regular re-flocking is done. Yet many riders go through ‘saddle buying hell’ trying to find a new saddle when the old saddle is now too tight at the withers or too narrow in the gullet. Frustration, missed lessons, phys...

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  • We hope you enjoyed Tip #9 - Saddle Tree Width from our series 9 Points of Western Saddle Fit. To learn more, check out our website for informative articles and fit tips. Additionally, continue watching this playlist "9 Points of Western Saddle Fit" for all 9 video tips! Don't forget to subscribe to stay informed of our latest video tips! _______________________________________________________...

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  • We hope you enjoyed Tip #8 - Saddle Tree Angle from our series 9 Points of Western Saddle Fit. To learn more, check out our website for informative articles and fit tips. Additionally, continue watching this playlist "9 Points of Western Saddle Fit" for all 9 video tips! Don't forget to subscribe to stay informed of our latest video tips! _______________________________________________________...

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  • We hope you enjoyed Tip #7 - Saddle Straightness from our series 9 Points of Western Saddle Fit. To learn more, check out our website for informative articles and fit tips. Additionally, continue watching this playlist "9 Points of Western Saddle Fit" for all 9 video tips! Don't forget to subscribe to stay informed of our latest video tips! _____________________________________________________...

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  • We hope you enjoyed Tip #6 - Saddle Length from our series 9 Points of Western Saddle Fit. To learn more, check out our website for informative articles and fit tips. Additionally, continue watching this playlist "9 Points of Western Saddle Fit" for all 9 video tips! Don't forget to subscribe to stay informed of our latest video tips! ___________________________________________________________...

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  • We hope you enjoyed Tip #5 - Billet Alignment from our series 9 Points of Western Saddle Fit. To learn more, check out our website for informative articles and fit tips. Additionally, continue watching this playlist "9 Points of Western Saddle Fit" for all 9 video tips! Don't forget to subscribe to stay informed of our latest video tips! ________________________________________________________...

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  • We hope you enjoyed Tip #4 - Full Panel Contact from our series "9 Points of Western Saddle Fit". To learn more, check out our website for informative articles and fit tips. Additionally, continue watching this playlist "9 Points of Western Saddle Fit" for all 9 video tips! Don't forget to subscribe to stay informed of our latest video tips! ____________________________________________________...

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  • We hope you enjoyed Tip #3 - Gullet Channel Width from our series "9 Points of Western Saddle Fit". To learn more, check out our website for informative articles and fit tips. Additionally, continue watching this playlist "9 Points of Western Saddle Fit" for all 9 video tips! Don't forget to subscribe to stay informed of our latest video tips! __________________________________________________...

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  • We hope you enjoyed Tip #2 - Wither Clearance from our series "9 Points of Western Saddle Fit". To learn more, check out our website for informative articles and fit tips. Additionally, continue watching this playlist "9 Points of Western Saddle Fit" for all 9 video tips! Don't forget to subscribe to stay informed of our latest video tips! ______________________________________________________...

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  • We hope you enjoyed Tip #1 - Balance from our series 9 Points of Western Saddle Fit. To learn more, check out our website for informative articles and fit tips. Additionally, continue watching this playlist "9 Points of Western Saddle Fit" for all 9 video tips! Don't forget to subscribe to stay informed of our latest video tips! _________________________________________________________________...

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  • Where exactly should my saddle sit? There are a lot of opinions out there where exactly a saddle should sit correctly, and it may depend somewhat on the discipline you are riding in, the fact remains that the saddle should stay off the shoulder and be placed before the 18th thoracic vertebra. This is what is called the ‘saddle support area’ (SSA) and is relatively simple to find on your horse. It...

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  • Does your Tree Angle Match the Shoulder Angle? By Jochen Schleese CMS CSE In order to maintain optimal saddle fit as your horse develops, the tree needs to be adjustable in both width and angle at the gullet plate. The width of the gullet channel (including panel flocking) and the billet system also need to be adaptable. The gullet plate and the accompanying spring steel works cooperatively to...

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  • Skin Irritations and Girth Shape part 2 of 3 - Saddlefit 4 Life ® By Jochen Schleese CMS CSE It is important to select the correct girth and billets with buckle placement to avoid pressure points which cause muscle and skin irritation. Girths come in a variety of types, lengths and materials, with different forms and functions. Many horses have an issue with the girth pinching at the elbow ...

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  • Skin Irritations and Girths – part 1 By Jochen Schleese CMS CSE In my experience, whether or not a saddle can fit properly and lie balanced on the horse’s back has a lot to do with the saddle pad and the girth. About 20% of slipping or instability issues are caused by these accessories. The function of the girth is to keep the saddle in place within the saddle support area. There are many differ...

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  • Caroline Hegarty Founder of Equitopia Presents - The Top 6 Signs Your Saddle May Be Hurting Your Horse with Master Saddle Fitter Jochen Schleese Does your horse pin its ears when you approach with the saddle? Does it buck, bolt or go "hollow" when being ridden? See if it is your saddle that could be creating pain, resistance and worse, long-term damage to your horse. Master Saddle Fitter Jochen ...

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  • Ladies - Don’t Settle for a Saddle that Hurts by Jochen Schleese CMS CSE Why do so many female riders have back problems, slipped disc, or issues with L4, L5 vertebrae? Why do female riders have difficulty achieving correct position (shoulders, hips and heels in alignment) and have a balanced seat (not in front of or behind the motion)? In order for the horse to round his back the rider should...

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  • Why do we see a sweat pattern where the saddle sits? The horse’s back actually has only a few sweat glands. Most of them are along his sides, at the neck or flank- areas that have a broad open surface to allow the natural influence of air and wind to cool the body with the help of sweat. This is why the large saddle flaps are called sweat flaps. Horses are able to sweat under the saddle when fri...

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  • The Olympic stage is many athlete's pinnacle. For Mimi Stanley, it's no different. Her sport may be though. Mimi competes in dressage and has won competitions around the country. Dressage is in the Olympics and measures how well you have trained your horse in different exercises. Mimi is so good at it, she recently got a sponsorship from Schleese, a world renowned saddle making company (Mimi Stan...

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  • Defensive behaviour? Not going on the bit? If the saddle puts pressure on the horse’s reflex points along the spine (if the gullet channel is too narrow) your horse will reflexively lower his back to escape the pressure and pain. Your goal of having the horse engage his back and raise it when he is ridden becomes unachievable. Forward impulse and momentum is lost. Your horse would like to respond ...

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  • The trapezius, the rhomboids and the spinales muscles all converge in your horse’s wither area. One could liken the withers area to a distributor cap since it contains these muscle groups and also nerve endings as well as the convergence of the nuchal and dorsal ligament systems. If the saddle puts pressure on this area because it is too tight in the tree, the horse will suffer significant pain. I...

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  • Is your horse not responding to aids? Stumbling, not going forward, hollow back? Check for saddle fit issues. A saddle that sits on one of the horse’s specific reflex points can cause many problems. As with humans the equine spinal column has nerve ends which protrude between each of its vertebrae. Some of these are actual reflex points, and depending on the length of the horse’s actual saddle s...

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  • As a General Purpose saddle, it is ideal for training young horses. 'Remonte' is a German term signifying a young, unbroken horse. This is the saddle that will work on many horses due to its forgiving nature. This saddle was designed together with renowned veterinarian and biomechanics expert Dr. Gerd Heuschmann, DVM. Available in Black | Brown (Light Havana) | Cognac (Caramel) | Chestnut (Reddis...

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  • Is your Saddle Impacting Reflex Points? By Jochen Schleese CMS CSE There are between 4 -6 reflex points along each side of the backbone and the length of the saddle support area. Ill-fitting saddles can produce unwanted behaviour when they exert pressure on reflex points along your horse’s spine. The horse’s non-conscious ‘survival’ reflexes impact the muscles which are enervated by Cranial ...

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  • Devin is our premier saddle of the Schleese Western Saddle (SWS) line. It is the first western saddle designed specifically for women riders who desire a lightweight product that is infinitely adjustable. This video explains the Devin's amazing features in detail, but if you'd like to know more please visit the Devin product page on our website. Link posted below. https://schleese.com/product/d...

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  • Sweat Patterns, Dry Spots and Saddle Fit By Jochen Schleese CMS CSE Horses sweat just like humans in order to regulate their body temperature. Horses have what are called “apocrine” sweat glands. There is a gland at the base of every hair. Therefore the number of sweat glands is related to hair density. The neck sweats more than the back or quarters due to differences in sensitivity of the swea...

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  • Balance and Rider Position By Jochen Schleese CMS CSFT CSE Optimal saddle fit for both horse and rider is key for being balanced in the saddle. The rider needs to be in balance in order not to throw the horse off of its own center of gravity. The natural balance point of the static horse is at the sternum. The horse moves slowly forward while grazing with its head down and most of its weight o...

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