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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - “As long as my saddle fits my horse” – Saddle Fit to Rider – 3 Factors for Consideration

“I don’t care if I’m not comfortable in the saddle; the main thing is it fits the horse.”  I’m sure many saddle fitters and sales people have heard this statement...

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip: Treed vs. Treeless? Just the Facts.

It is much easier (less time and expense) from a craftsman’s point of view as a saddler to build a treeless saddle than to build a treed saddle.  However as a rider, Certified Master...

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip: When the Saddle Doesn’t Fit

The saddle (as interface between horse and rider) has the potential to inflict the most anatomical and physiological damage when it no longer fits.

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - What to Expect of a Professional Saddle Fitter

Horse owners spend literally fortunes on various external applications for their horses – pharmaceuticals, physiotherapy, supplements, shoeing, yet may not be convinced about the necessity to pay a

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Tripping, Biting, Rearing? Check the fit of your saddle.

The illustrations show shoulder blade rotation and movement during different foreleg motion. It is obvious that a saddle with an incorrectly adjusted tree angle, incorrect tree width, or...

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Ladies…Don’t Settle for a Saddle that Hurts

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...

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