Model: Obrigado With a HK Seat
Type: Dressage Saddle
Condition: Very Good Used Condition
Flap Length: 16ins
Stamp: #1 RW SR 17 74694S0916
Blemishes: Normal, as shown
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In very good used condition, this is a lovely Schleese Obrigado dressage saddle with a 17ins HK seat and wide width fitting. Skid row panels (SR), No: 1 panels, Shoulder Relief (SR) Made in September 2016.
Schleese saddles are easy to adjust by a qualified saddle fitter or saddler, and there are many Schleese fitters in the USA.
Schleese’s best-seller allows the dressage rider to feel the breathing of the horse, with the horse moving as freely as if he were not under saddle. The Obrigado provides several unique features benefiting horse and rider – several current and former Olympians who are now using the Obrigado on their horses have said that the saddle is so soft and the seat so deep that it makes them feel like they are one with their horses. Built on a modified AdapTree®, the Obrigado offers the most extreme shoulder freedom for the horse, with the softest seat in the dressage industry.
Obrigado means ‘thank you’ in Portuguese. It was developed together with the head trainer of the Lusitano Association in Sao Paulo Brazil. He came up with the name because he actually felt his horses were saying ‘thank you’ for being afforded such freedom of movement. This saddle will allow you to get so close to your horse that you can actually feel him breathe. It has become the saddle of choice for riders of all levels, and has been proven especially effective for the ‘baroque-style’ horse....Read full description