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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - How is a Saddle Custom Made for the Rider?

True ‘custom’ saddles are customized in the tree (structural chassis) of the saddle.  Consider these criteria for achieving optimal fit to the rider....

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip 4 - Full Panel Contact

The panel should touch the horse's back evenly all the way from front to back. Some panels may be off the back end to allow the back to come up during engagement.

Desensitizing your horse's legs, feet, and face

Charles Wilhelm shows the basics of desensitizing your horse's legs, feet and face.

How-To Bridle a Horse Video by the Certified Horsemanship Association

Produced by Certified Horsemanship Association, this short video features nationally known natural horsemanship trainer Julie Goodnight demonstrating how to safely bridle...

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Response To Aids

Is your horse not responding to aids? Stumbling, not going forward, hollow back? Check for saddle fit issues.

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Does My Custom Made Saddle Need to be Adjusted?

Does your 'Custom' Made Saddle require adjustments to your horse? Watch Jochen Schleese's latest video excerpt discussing why this is a must over a horse's career.

Saddle Fitting Tip: Sometimes We Hurt the Ones We Love?

We love our horses as family members, but sometimes even the best of intentions hurt our horses.  Learn to listen to your horse. Is your horse a partner or an...

A Show Jumper Goes Reining: Part II

Read Philip's account of his first days at the Cowboy Capital Classic here. While I have a lot of material to cover concerning the last two days of showing, the...

Getting On a Horse with a Mounting Block and with Assistance

Getting on a horse with a mounting block and assistance from the Certified Horsemanship Association

Mane 'n Tail Spray 'n Braid

Don't let braiding take all day: Watch how to use Mane 'n Tail Spray 'n Braid from Straight Arrow for tighter braids, neater banding and easier mane training.

Solving Trail Problems - The Barn Sour Horse

Leaving the barn can be a sticking point for some horses. With patience and persistence, Charles demonstrates how to work through a horse's resistance by closing escape...

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