Stunningly correct and comfortable used dressage saddle made by Schleese, this is an Elite model with a 17ins seat and medium width fitting. (Schleese saddles can be adjusted in the gullet by a Schleese certified saddler). It has 16ins drop on the saddle flap from the stirrup bar. Stamp: 2 – 17 – 5414S0105.
As you would expect from the stable of two such prestigious names in the horse world, this is a superb dressage saddle, born from the collaboration between Jochen Schleese who is most well known for the fact that he specializes in making comfortable and correct saddles for the female rider, and top dressage rider, Jane Savoie. Sharing their mutual passion which is the welfare of the horse, Savoie and Schleese have worked together for over two decades now in a mutually beneficial relationship.
Jane explains, “I chose Schleese after sitting in one of their saddles when riding a student’s horse. I’m very much “the princess and the pea” when it comes to saddles. If I’m not TOTALLY comfortable, I get distracted and end up focusing on the saddle instead of the horse. When I sat in that saddle, I was dumbstruck at how absolutely fabulous it felt. It was, without exception, the most comfortable saddle I had ever ridden in and I wanted one!!” The result – one of Schleese’s most popular saddles “the Jane Savoie” which became a bestseller a few years ago. Some lucky clients can still find them available ‘previously loved’ on used saddle sites.
Jane believes in “physical therapy” types of exercises that unlock, unblock, loosen and strengthen the horse so he can become more of an athlete. Jochen uses these exercises to demonstrate the impact a poorly fitting or an incorrect saddle have on the horse’s inherent ability to perform.