This video goes one step further from our popular “9 points of saddle fitting” as available for general viewing on YouTube. Dealing with common concerns to riders, owners and all equine professionals, this compilation of educational information enlightens equestrians of all levels as to possible symptomatic causes from poor saddle fit resulting in • Undiagnosed lameness • Muscle definition and atrophy • Sore backs • Bad ‘behaviour’ among others.
Certified Master Saddler and Equine Ergonomist Jochen Schleese presents his points in a clear and concise manner, using his training as a former event rider as the basis for his epiphany as to the possible causes of issues with his competitive horse. The establishment of his Saddlefit 4 Life® global network of equine professionals all working together for the protection of the horse and his involvement in the creation of HIPPOH Foundation (Horse Industry Professionals Protecting our Horses) all underline his passion and commitment to making a difference to both horse and rider.
Be sure to watch the credits at the end for insight into the character of the man behind the philosophy which is making huge inroads in the equine industry – to the point that saddle fitting is now being taught by Jochen at the German National Riding School in Warendorf and is part of the curriculum of the FN in Germany.
Most riders certainly want to do what’s best for their horses, but sometimes they just don’t know what they just don’t know.