Manufacturer: Pessoa (View all products by Pessoa)
Model: Gen X (View all Gen-X Saddle reviews)
Category: Close Contact Saddles
Purchase: Fort Wayne Tack Shop - found on the internet, paid $900. My daughter was moving up from a Pessoa AO Junior, but we did not want to pay for an Adult AO for her. She was also moving up from Ponies to Children's Hunters.
Likes: The leather on the saddle was soft, broke in beautifully, took oil excellently. It puts her in a beautiful position, she has enjoyed it immensely and been incredibly proud of it. Two other kids in the barn got $3000 saddles at the same time she got her Pessoa, and she liked her saddle better.
Dislikes: Unfortunately, we have been unplesantly surprised by some breakdown in the leather where the seat is stitched in. It started to separate less than a year after we got it, I hoped it would not get any worse, but it now appears that it will eventually develop a rip. We are heartbroken because she doesn't want another saddle, and doesn't want to have to break another saddle in. She takes excellent care of the saddle, oiling it and cleaning it regularly.
Quality: Overall, the quality and construction is excellent. I think there is a chance Pessoa just got some defective/weak leather and did not know it.
Summary: It is unfortunate that such a well-known and respected saddle maker could get bad leather. We are heartbroken and hope that someone can help us out. Pessoa has not responded to my email yet.
Usefulness Rating: 2 out of 5.
3 reader(s) voted.
Pessoa Heritage Pro Covered Leather Close Contact Saddles
Bates Hunter Jumper Close Contact Saddles
Northrun Ashland Close Contact Saddles
Borelli Saddle Seat Close Contact Saddles
Zaldi Top Jump Close Contact Saddles
Pessoa Pessoa A/O Junior Saddle Long Flap Close Contact Saddles
Henri De Rivel Pro RTF Close Contact Saddles
Arc de Triomphe Gazelle Close Contact Saddles
Synergist saddle Endurance Close Contact Saddles
Mondega Close Contact Saddles
St Lourdes Tango Close Contact Saddles
Beval Butet Close Contact Saddles
Santa Cruz Platinum Justin GPS Close Contact Saddles
Colligate Parfaire 2013 Close Contact Saddles
Courbette Alpina Close Contact Lemetex Close Contact Saddles
Mondega Conquist Close Contact Saddles
Exselle Exselle Debut Wool Flocked Close Contact Saddles
Mondega Augustine Close Contact Saddles
Collegiate Collegiate Convertiable Alumni Close Contact Close Contact Saddles
Greenhawk Vala close contact Close Contact Saddles