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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Skin Irritations and Girths: Part 1

Check out these important tips on how to avoid saddle fitting issues and skin irritations caused by improper girthing.

Understanding Dressage Saddle Fit: Asymmetry

The horse’s asymmetry must be part of the equation.

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

Check out this month’s saddle fit tip to find out if saddle pads improve saddle fit.

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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.

Baroque Horse Saddle Fit

Are There Any Tips for Fitting a Saddle to a Baroque Horse?

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Is My Saddle Adjustable? Take a look at the Saddle Tree

Is your saddle adjustable? Take a look at the saddle tree! Jochen explains important details for your horse!

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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.

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Why Does My Saddle Shift Forward?

Beware - the saddle may be putting excess pressure on your horse’s lumbar area

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Selecting a Saddle Right for You

Enjoy the latest video excerpt on Choosing the Right Saddle for You - A Helpful Checklist!

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Dynamic Saddle Fit Evaluation tells the whole story!

Schleese Saddlery will describe exactly "What Happens in a Schleese Saddlery Saddle Fit Session" to prepare you for your personal saddle fit evaluation.

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - How does Muscular Development Affect the Fit of the Saddle AND your Horse’s Behavior?

Have you ever considered whether the increase or decrease of your horse's muscular development could have on the fit of your saddle or the behaviour of your horse? Check this video out and find out how.?

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Saddle Fitting and Red Shoes

Watch this hilarious video, starring Jochen Schleese, explaining the importance of purchasing the correct size saddle for You and Your horse.

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - “Bad Horse!” Unwanted Behaviors? Check your Saddle Fit. promo image

Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - “Bad Horse!” Unwanted Behaviors? Check your Saddle Fit.

Enjoy the latest video excerpt of Jochen Schleese talking about reflex points and how ill-fitting saddles can have a negative behavioral impact if triggered.

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Is Your Saddle Causing Scapular Damage?

A saddle which may seemingly fit perfectly when the horse is standing still in the crossties may begin to shift when the horse begins to move.

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Traumatizing Your Horse?

Enjoy the latest interview excerpt with Jochen Schleese about his book "Suffering in Silence - The saddle-Fit Link to Physical & Psychological Trauma in Horses"?

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip 9 - Saddle Tree Width

The tree width should be wide enough for the saddle to fit when the horse is in movement.

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip 8 - Saddle Tree Angle

Saddle Tree/Shoulder Angle: The panel tree points should be parallel to the shoulder angle to position saddle properly.

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip 7 - Saddle Straightness

A saddle should not fall off to one side when viewed from the front or back. Tree points should be positioned behind both scapuale (shoulder blades).

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip 6 - Saddle Length

A horse's shoulder and loin area should never carry any weight of a rider. Rider weight should be carried on the saddle support area only and never extending past the last supporting rib or sliding up on to the horse's shoulder.

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip 5 - Billet Alignment

The saddle's billets should hang perpendicular to the ground so that the girth is not angled (forwardwards or backwards) and is allowed to be positioned properly. The girth will always find its natural position at the narrowest point behind the elbow.

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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.

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip 2 - Wither Clearance

Clearance at the withers should be 2-3 fingers for normal withers, mutton withers will have more clearance, and high withers will have less clearance. Clearance should be all around, not just at the top.

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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip 1 - Balance

Center of saddle should be parallel to the floor on the horse's back...