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Pessoa GenX Natural XCH

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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'!).

Why We Love This

With flap options to fit any rider, the versatile Gen-X™ saddle offers a great ride for horse and rider with its grippy calfskin covered leather flaps and seat.

Favorite Features

  • Euro-styled with added stitching details.
  • Bayflex®contoured multi-density polyurethane panels.
  • XCH™ system comes with Medium gullet plate.
Sizing It Up

XCH™ system comes with Medium gullet plate.

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Pessoa GenX Natural XCH is rated 4.833333333333333 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Comfortable I test rode in this saddle and loved the whole experience. The test ride program from SmartPak makes everything so easy because I could actually saddle up and really ride in the saddle! I really liked this Pessoa. I felt that the twist was a normal size and the leather was nice and soft and grippy. I didn't like the color of the leather (more orange where I like more chocolate color), but I did think it was good quality. Yes you could see small rubs where the stirrup leathers had sat when I got off, but they disappeared when I just rubbed them with my fingers so I think the leather would just need some conditioning. The test ride saddle was a 17" with regular flaps. I'm 6'2" so I knew I would need to order the longer flaps. I thought I would also need the forward flaps, but this saddle actually ride quite forward already so I didn't order the long/forward, just long.
Date published: 2014-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A nice platform for good eq I received the test ride model of this saddle today, so while I can't attest to the durability, I can say that the quality seems excellent. It comes in a pretty color, a sort of medium brown, not a chocolate/havana but also not orangey. I'm sure it would oil to a little bit of a darker shade, but I'm mot certain since oiling a trial saddle is not allowed. I rode in it today and it is very supportive, not super squishy but comfortable all the same and keeps my legs very still even though the 17 inch trial size is too small. This saddle seems very durable, a trooper of sorts like I've been looking for. The calfskin is soft but at the same time is sturdy and doesn't feel like it will peel off after a year like the M.T.'s. I was looking for a saddle that is comfy, sets me up for a good position, fits me and fits my horse. The trial doesn't fit me as afore mentioned, but I've sat in the 17.5 forward flap and that fits me well (5'8'' and 130 lbs, with long legs). It also fits my horse, and he's just under 16hh, a warmblood cross but not too chunky with an average back. As I said, I wanted a reliable saddle that can take me to the show ring and is comfy and durable, and this saddle fits the bill.
Date published: 2014-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable but not for me This saddle is very comfortable to ride in. It is also beautifully designed. However the twist was very wide giving me a feeling of riding in a western saddle and losing touch with my horse. The leather is very thick and made of a high-quality leather but because of this trait it was hard for me to keep my leg where I wanted it. I feel this saddle is more suited for a trail saddle than a jumping saddle. The calf skin is nice and grippy but caution must be taken because it scratches and shows wear very easily. I love that SmartPak has the ride program and very thankful they let me try this saffle out and ship it back for free. It is just not for me
Date published: 2014-07-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good quality saddle Love the saddle. Very comfortable and great fit for me. I had a challenge changing the gullet but it was my first experience. Customer service was excellent!
Date published: 2014-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really nice saddle I've had this saddle for about 2 months. It cleans up beautifully after every ride - marks from the stirrup leathers come right out and it looks brand new again. I love the soft grippy leather and the way the flap is designed. I feel very secure in it while jumping and I think it has really helped my equitation. When conditioned, it darkens slightly (just temporarily, at least with Leather CPR) and looks almost like an Antares. I also like the extra touch of flair that the stitching on the back edge of the skirt and flap gives it. This saddle is exactly what I was looking for when I move up to the rated hunter/eq shows next summer. All in all, it seems like a very nice saddle, and I would recommend it. Extra note on sizing: If you have longer legs (particularly long thighs) you may want an extended flap version. Mine is the regular, but if my legs were much longer my knees would be past the edge of the flap. 
Date published: 2013-11-21
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