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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.

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


XCH™ system comes with Medium gullet plate.
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    Pessoa GenX Natural XCH is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 9.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Lightweight, nice leather A nice, classic close contact saddle that I'm told will retain its value because of the Pessoa name. Tree and medium gullet too narrow for my bigger horse , not as comfy for me as MT. Good value if it suits you.
    Date published: 2017-01-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pessoa I bought this saddle almost half a year ago and I'm very pleased with it. This was my second Pessoa so I was expecting a nice high quality, comfortable saddle and that's just what I got. Over the few months of having it, it has held up very well. It was a super easy fit to my high wither Thoroughbred mare. Highly reccomend this saddle to anyone looking for a new saddle.
    Date published: 2016-11-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable right out of the box I love this saddle! It is the first brand new saddle I have purchased and it is beautiful. I have never had a calfskin saddle, but I highly recommend it. It gives me an extra bit of grip that helps me feel my horse better. I have struggled for a long time to feel my leads without looking, and this saddle gives me that extra amount of stick in the saddle that allows me to feel my horse without sliding around on slippery leather. The color is darker than the picture, which I was glad to see since it looked a little orangey for my taste in the photo. In person, it is a nice medium chocolate. Prestige leathers in tobacco match it perfectly! You cannot beat the quality of this saddle for the price! Pessoa is exceptional and SmartPak's saddle testing program is the BEST!!
    Date published: 2016-10-28
    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
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