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Passier Optimum Dressage Saddle

G. Passier & Sohn GmbH
- Item #14937

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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

The Passier Optimum, built to Passier’s legendary standards features the PS Baum® tree (wood laminate reinforced with bamboo), has tremendous flexibility for both the rider’s feel and horses’ comfort. The “short pointed” tree offers increased shoulder freedom. The tree for this model is wider at the back creating a roomier, extra deep, softly padded seat. It features standard billeting system, thick thigh supports, a generous flap length and the Freedom® Panel.

Flap measures 15.7" on 16 1/2" saddle, 16.7" on 17" saddle, 17.7" on 17 1/2" saddle, 18.7" on 18" saddle.


  • Modified PS Baum® tree, short-pointed to allow increased shoulder freedom. The tree is also wider at the back creating a roomier, deeper, seat.
  • Gusseted, wool flocked, Freedom® panel system (more wither clearance and wider channel)
  • Generous flap with thick thigh supports
  • Standard long, straight billets
  • Calf leather seat and knee inserts break in quickly.
  • Regular or wide tree.

Passier Freedom® Panels are specially designed to give the horse greater freedom of movement through the back. The panels are dropped 2 cm through the entire length of the saddle to give maximum spine clearance, which enables the horse to move more freely.

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    Passier Optimum Dressage Saddle is rated 3.75 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from ITS AWFEL I bought this 3 weeks ago i got it and it had a mark in the seat i sent it back and got a new 1 and still there was a rip in the saddle O and it did not fit me .
    Date published: 2014-03-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect I spent a long time searching for a saddle that made both my horse and me happy and the Optimum is the only one I found within my budget. My horse seems to love it due to the wide channel, good wither clearance, soft, squishy panels, great billet placement, and shoulder freedom. He is opinionated about saddles and in this one he gets round and relaxed very quickly. I love it because of its deep, soft seat that provides security but doesn't lock me in, narrow twist, and small/medium leg support. It is very adjustable and with a few alterations by a saddle fitter it's perfect. The quality of this saddle is also amazing. Mine is a few years old and still looks new.
    Date published: 2013-04-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from easy to try this saddle For me the passier optimum was not that comfortable. I can say the horse did well in the saddle, so it was a good fit. I was delighted to order and receive the saddle withiin 10 days. It waas easy to send it back,and shipping was paid for by smart pack!
    Date published: 2014-03-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect saddle for long legs The flaps on this saddle run long which is perfect for long legged riders like myself. A high quality, comfortable saddle. It has a narrower twist and the seat feels deep to me. I'm always "glued" right into position.
    Date published: 2011-04-05
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