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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Saddle Fit for Women

Riding shouldn’t hurt. Unfortunately many women are riding in saddles made for men, which cause discomfort and pain. Many female riders and saddle fitters are not aware of critical differences between

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Video: Ride the Trot Lengthening

If you're like many First Level dressage riders, trot lengthenings may seem to be a matter of talent--some horses lengthen more naturally and easily than others--or luck, as in the "unlucky" break

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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. Besides being...

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Reading the Sweat Pattern and Dry Spots

Sweat marks occur in areas where there is friction and air circulation. Why do we see a sweat pattern where the saddle sits? The horse’s back actually has only a few sweat glands....

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Do Saddle Pads Improve Saddle Fit?

Many riders believe if they use an extra thick saddle pad this will help the horse’s back when they notice pressure points or sensitivity along the horse’s spine. This ‘well-meaning’ does not

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Unwanted Behaviors? Check for Saddle Pinching

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...

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