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Pessoa Legacy XP3 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'!).

The Pessoa Legacy XP3 XCH has beautiful European styled stitching and made with extra supple long-wearing pre-oiled Antique Grained English leather. 

XCH Changeable Gullet System allows the rider to modify the width of the tree with just a screwdriver. The tree can perfectly adapt itself to the withers and back of any horse. Features BayFlex contoured multi-density polyurethane panels. BayFlex is an extremely versatile material that can adjust itself to different pressures and maintain its protection without losing shape.

The Legacy saddles have a fine calfskin seat and knee pads. The flaps are made of extra supple long-wearing English leather with decorative stitching. 

Antique Tobacco. 16 - 17.5. Regular or long flap. Includes medium gullet.

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Pessoa Legacy XP3 XCH is rated 3.888888888888889 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Doesn't Hold Up I have had this saddle for 2 or 3 years. I have a 17" with a long flap. I had owned 2 other pessoas in the past, and I was initially impressed with the saddle. But as time went on, the saddle quickly deteriorated. At first it was just where the seat met the skirt (a very easily worn area on every saddle) but then my stirrup leathers wore away the leather on the knee pads. It was only 1.5/2 years old at the time and I already had a major hole in my saddle. After talking to other riders about the newer pessoas, they were also disapointed in the leather quality and durability. This saddle was not worth the money.
Date published: 2015-04-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from meh... I ordered a test ride of this saddle and was very disappointed. When compared to an older pessoa I have been riding in, this saddle is mediocre. There is less stitching per inch than my older Rodrigo and the quality of the leather is "eh". In the older Pessoa, and in many other saddles, the keeper for the stirrup leather is stitched onto the saddle flap. On this saddle, there is just one stitch on the underside of the flap keeping that loop attached. (picture a bracelet clasp). Although it was comfortable to ride in (but not as comfortable as the older Pessoa) and fit my horse well, I was not going to spend over $2000 for this saddle. It didn't look like it would hold up at all.
Date published: 2014-11-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Low Pomel This is a very nice saddle and has very good quality leather and workmanship.  Sadly, I have found the Pessoa line (which I personally really like) of saddles just do not have a lot of clearance over the withers which is an issue for me with my new OTTB.  So, although this saddle did not work for my and my horse, it is still a very nice saddle and very well built.  I rode 3-4 times per week for almost three years in my previous Pessoa and you could hardly see any wear marks.  
Date published: 2013-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pessoa Legacy XP3 XCH Very comfortable saddle, nice quality leather. I found the gullet plates a little tricky to change, especially going from medium to wider widths. SmartPak was great to work with even allowing me extra time to try the saddle since I needed to get a wider plate. Actually being able to ride in the saddle for several days was great. Thank you so much!
Date published: 2012-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from LOVE the feel of this saddle I just bought this, and thought I died and went to riding-heaven the first time I rode in it. As far as rider fit, this is by far the best saddle I've ridden in over the years. It instantly put me in a perfect position for H/J. This saddle is ideal for jumping -- it made me feel like rising up into a half-seat was "right," and I have never felt more secure over fences. The degree of closeness (especially through the flaps) was also awesome for flatwork. I was glued to my horse, in flawless position, and it was so easy!The reason why I didn't give this saddle a 5 is because of the fit & value -- since I needed a Wide tree, I had to order the gullet separately and add that to the price of the saddle (which came with a medium). I'd really like to see Pessoa offer all gullet sizes included with these models, because that's why people buy changeable gullets! Additionally, even with the wide gullet, my saddle fitter recommended I get it reflocked with wool. My horse is very difficult to fit, so I'm sure this wouldn't be a problem for most horses, but it would have been nice to have a wool option available to purchase.Otherwise, no complaints -- everyone who has seen this comments on how beautiful it is, and the balance is impeccable.
Date published: 2011-09-15
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