Equine professionals and enthusiasts from across North America will be coming together for the 2nd Annual Saddlefit 4 Life® Saddle Ergonomist Seminar. Two courses are being offered this winter: February 4–8 and March 8–12, due to overwhelming interest in the course.
This intensive 5-day training seminar, taught by Saddlefit 4 Life founder and Certified Master Saddler Jochen Schleese, teaches fundamental principles of equine back health, human and equine anatomy, the biomechanics of movement, the gender of saddle fit, and examines equine behavioral issues and rider comfort relating to saddle fit.
The goal of the Saddlefit 4 Life diagnostic system is to protect horse and rider from long term damage. Seminar participants learn to recognize signs of poor saddle fit to horse and to rider, and to conduct the step by step S4L diagnostic saddle fit evaluation and analysis, addressing rider concerns, and suggesting solutions for improved fit, comfort and performance.
Upon graduation, attendees will have gained invaluable knowledge to use in their current equine profession, or may wish to continue into an Internship program to become a Certified Independent Saddle Fitter.
In 2010, 9 attendees from 5 countries participated in the Saddle Ergonomics Seminar, resulting in new Saddle Fitters in Canada, USA, England, Belgium and Sweden. Saddlefit 4 Life has been taught for three years at the German National Riding School in Warendorf, the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Germany, and are accredited USDF University Courses.