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Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Is your Saddle Impacting Reflex Points?
Is your saddle impacting your horse’s reflex points? Check out this month’s saddle fit tip to find out!
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 - 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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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.?
Saddle Fitting Tip: Sometimes We Hurt the Ones We Love?
Horse and Humans – Have we lost our way?
Saddle Fitting Tip: Thank You to Our Amazing Clients and their Horses
93 yr. old Elsa Mikkelson's riding video testimonial of her experience with Schleese.
Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Wither Clearance and the Developing Horse
This month Jochen talks about Saddle Fit and the Developing Horse.?
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.
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.
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.
Jochen Schleese Saddle Fitting Tip - Why we need Saddles with Trees
The ongoing controversy - Treed or Treeless?
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"?
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.