Career as a
Get trained as a saddle ergonomist according to Saddlefit 4 Life® philosophy!
Become part of our worldwide growing Saddlefit 4 Life® network for the benefit of horse and rider!
Become an exclusive and independent partner with lucrative perspectives in a new business field!
Your personality and experiences
- Do you love horses and have experience as a rider?
- Do you enjoy working in active contact with people and horses?
- Do you have a good grasp?
- Do you have a skilled hand?
- Can you imagine to be independent?
- Do you work independently on a solid commercial basis?
- Are you mobile and independent and do you like to travel?
- Do you have a confident, winning appearance?
- Do you appreciate teamwork?
- Do you see your job as a calling and are you open to new ideas?
Apply now! We look forward to hearing from you!
Become a partner
Successful training, qualification and final certification as a saddle ergonomist according to Saddlefit 4 Life® is a prerequisite for independent cooperation with us. Our company is known for the fact that our partners are the best qualified and trained specialists in the field of saddle fitting worldwide.
A saddle ergonomist accompanies a rider all his life in terms of saddle adjustment – a first-class service concept with certified Schleese saddle ergonomists who continuously harmonize horse and rider for the benefit of health.
We work exclusively with the renowned and world-renowned Saddlefit 4 Life® (S4L) Academy The unique S4L philosophy focuses on the health and protection of horses and riders to prevent long-term damage: extensive knowledge of physiognomy, anatomy and ergonomics is taught in theory and practice in an academic curriculum based on sound scientific findings.
In the advanced training to become a equine ergonomist, basic knowledge is imparted in theoretical and practical modules. The aim of the training concept is to recognize the connections between incorrectly adapted saddles, the most varied health damages and behavioral reactions of horses. The individual segments consist of theoretical and scientific elements and practical exercises and applications on different horses. The training as a equine ergonomist enables you to work as a consultant in riding stables in cooperation with a certified SCHLEESE saddle ergonomist.
In order to be able to adjust SCHLEESE saddles correctly on site, a further training as an ergonomist is required. The training is carried out by certified SCHLEESE saddle ergonomists and Jochen Schleese, founder of the S4L Academy.
Contents of the practical training are, for example, the work with the special saddle tree adjusting machine, as well as some sewing works and an extensive stuffing training. In addition, you will assist a saddle ergonomist on at least 80 horses. Full training as a saddler is not necessary for the competent sale and fitting of SCHLEESE saddles. Entrepreneurial career changers with manual skills, a love of horses and riding, and an active approach to people who see their job as a calling, can become very successful at SCHLEESE.
How to become a Saddle Ergonomist®
The duration of the training basically depends on your time commitment and the experience you bring with you. The first stage of the training, to become a Horse Ergonomist, takes place online and in presence with the 4-day Basic Course.
The combination of accumulated intensive weekends in the team and the practical experience gained by accompanying the Saddle Ergonome® in everyday work makes the training unique. The versatility allows the trainers to respond to the individuality of the prospective Sattel Ergonome® and to support them optimally.
Tasks of a SCHLEESE Saddle Ergonomist®:
- Acquiring and advising customers on all aspects of the saddle
- Carrying out static and dynamic analysis according to the S4L philosophy
- Analysing how the saddle and the training level of horse and rider currently fit together and determining the need for correction
- Adjustment and padding of saddles, also of other manufacturers, whose saddles offer the adjustment possibilities according to S4L
- Advising the customer on the choice of a new saddle
- Delivery and fitting of the saddle on site
- Regular adjustment of the saddle depending on the development of the horse
- Regular check of the current fit of the SCHLEESE saddle
- Exclusive sales for SCHLEESE
- Long-term customer support and assistance for the rider with saddle questions
The Saddle Ergonomist® works as an independent entrepreneur. The sale of saddles is an essential part of the income. With the activity as a Saddle Ergonomist® you can start as a sideline in the transition phase or directly build up a full-time livelihood.
As a saddle ergonomist and thanks to the contact with your customers, you'll determine how the saddle and the training level of horse and rider currently fit together and where corrections are needed. (More about saddle fitting)
An initial analysis on site is the ideal starting point for determining the optimal saddle for horse and rider and your sale of a new SCHLEESE saddle. You decide on-site, whether the existing saddle can be optimized or whether you and your customer order a new SCHLEESE saddle individually manufactured in our manufactory.
Your cooperation with the customer goes beyond the delivery of the new SCHLEESE saddle with the goal of a long-term and valuable and loyal customer relationship. Your task is the regular saddle check - at least once a year - of the the SCHLEESE saddle. You will carry this out independently and at your own expense with your customer on site.
We support you in the development of your new activity through our SCHLEESE team, which advises you on all questions and helps you in a competent and customer-oriented way. You are part of a network with your colleagues, the Schleese saddle Ergonomist, who support each other, give a great importance to team spirit and work closely together. We offer you regular meetings, trainings and the possibility to participate in trade fairs and equestrian events. We support you in the development of SCHLEESE product know-how, practical activities with horse and rider as well as important topics such as commercial independence, dealing with customers and self-organization.