About Us

About Us

HorseHaus LLC is small business in Wisconsin serving clients in the equestrian community since 2007 [as “Reinhold’s Horse Wellness“] and was founded by Stefanie Reinhold, ctfd. Passier saddle fitter. HorseHaus offers high-quality equestrian products at HorseHaus.com.

Stefanie is an independent saddle fitter, certified by Passier®, and serves clients in the US Midwest and beyond. She offers Saddle Fitting and Horse Wellness knowledge on her blog at BestSaddleFit.com.

With a background in training (German FN Bereiter apprenticeship) and Equine Bodywork (certified Masterson Method® practitioner and co-author of the book “Beyond Horse Massage“), Stefanie brings a broad perspective to the topic of saddle fit.

Saddle Fitting Services

Stefanie’s saddle fitting services have developed through a background in training (FN Bereiter apprenticeship) and equine bodywork (Masterson Method® certified practitioner) in combination with continuous saddle fitting education (Passier® certified saddle fitter). As a result, she provides saddle fitting services with a holistic view at the needs of rider and horse.

  • Custom-fit Passier® saddles
  • Saddle assessment of your current saddle(s)
  • Maintenance routine flocking and custom saddle flocking

Learn more on the Services page.

Interested in Saddle Fit? Please contact Stefanie here:

Our Mission

To provide services and products that enrich and enhance the lives of horses and their humans, improving wellness and performance.

Our Vision

Grow in service to the Horse and those equestrians, who deeply care about their horses’ wellness.

Our Motto

Well Horses Perform Well!

About Stefanie Reinhold

Caring about the horse’s wellness

Saddle Fitting

dressage saddle with girth

In their work, horses and riders depend greatly on the quality of the ‘interface’ between their bodies – the saddle! Incorrect saddle fit often leads to discomfort and performance issues in the horse and less than optimal seat in the rider. Optimizing saddle fit for rider and horse not only greatly improves the joy both derive from their work, but also prevents saddle-induced discomfort, lameness, and performance issues.

Through my bodywork and training experience, I learned that well-fitting saddle can be a ‘cure’ for some previously unexplained unwellness. Therefore, I grew my interest in saddle fit into a solid skill set that I now use to serve my equestrian clients:

  • Certified Passier® saddle fitter
  • Independent saddle fitter for many “English” saddle brands you may have in hand
  • Maintenance flocking and custom flocking services

masterson method horse massage bodywork reinholdA native German, I first learned about the needs of performance horses in Germany during an FN Trainer (Bereiter) apprenticeship in the late 1970s. After raising a family and years in the corporate world, I returned to working with horses in 2007. Above all, with the goal of helping horses perform to their best ability by optimizing the horse’s wellness.

A certification in Equine Massage (WMSEM 2007) and the Masterson Method® in 2008 provided the basis for my practice.

The experience during my education with Jim Masterson was eye-opening and I soon became the first person to be certified in the Masterson Method®. Soon after, I also became the first certified instructor in this method, which has now won worldwide acclaim, and co-authored Jim Masterson’s book “Beyond Horse Massage“.

Writing and Translation

In 2010, I was honored to co-author Jim Masterson’s book on his method “Beyond Horse Massage”, which has now been translated into multiple languages.

My strong interest in horse wellness motivated me to translate several equestrian books (by Christian Schacht, Eckart Meyners) into the English language. In 2014 I published my translation of the H. Dv. 12 German Cavalry Manual through Xenophon Press.

In 2021/22, I was honored to translate Christoph Ackermann‘s wonderful book “The Quest for Balance”.

Presentations and Clinics

I have presented at various horse events, such as the Equine Affaire in Ohio and Massachusetts, the Midwest Horse Fair, the Illinois Horse Fair, the Hoosier Horse Fair, and more.

My 3-day clinic series “Path to Performance” has been well-received in barns all over the Midwest.

I have presented to horse clubs and other audiences on the topics of Equine Bodywork, Saddle Fit, Path to Performance, and the HDV12 German Cavalry Manual.


The Path to Performance™

Relaxed – Supple – Strong

The Path to Performance™ approach (relax, supple, gymnasticate) incorporates release of tension, suppling exercises, and strengthening exercises to create a basis for healthy performance in any horse.

horse relaxation supplingIndeed, all performance requires the that ‘the house is in order’, meaning the basis for performance is set, the horse is able and confident to take the next step. With the proper basis, injuries and behavior problems are an exception.

Performance and behavior issues are often a result of not having this ‘house in order’… Treating the symptoms of this lack of proper preparation is a moot point. It’s simply enabling the ‘backwards’ approach to continue.

Instead, my goal is to support you in your efforts to create a sound basis for your horse’s performance. Mental and physical relaxation, then suppleness and strength through gymnastication and guided exercises.

Update 2024: I no longer give P2P instruction or clinics. The P2P approach is largely based on the HDV12 German Cavalry Manual and I recommend this “well of wisdom” to any horse lover. It is available here and on amazon.com.

Stefanie Reinhold