I am thinking about buying a used pessoa saddle. It looks fabulous, only minor scratches, no mold, symmetrical pannels, and is super comfy to sit in. I am in love with this saddle.
My only concern is when I look under the saddle, there are two lines in the gullet area around the same proximity of the stirrup bars. I believe the lines are from the spring tree and I am wondering if it is something to be concerned about? When I place the saddle on the horse's back I can see light through from the other end. I haven't been able to ride a horse with it yet (I sat with it on the saddle stand) and my instructor is going to look at it tomorrow. I have until Sat. To decide if I want to keep the saddle. What is your opinion? If you could buy this saddle that was perfect, would it be a turn off to see those two lines?
And this is a pessoa, so I am not sure because most equestrians I know recommend pessoa and this is a top brand, I know they make their saddles with great quality. The saddle also has no marks on it (ex: horse flipping over) so I don't think the tree is broken or anything. I am going to have my instructor check it out, but any advice/comments/etc is welcome.