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post #1 of 4 Old 11-10-2019, 01:19 AM Thread Starter
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Pessoa Rodrigo - AP or CC?

Hi all,

I am on the search for a new all purpose saddle for leisure riding. I've found the below listing, which seems to be a great deal, but I am not familiar with Pessoa. Can someone kindly assist in helping me distinguish if this is an All Purpose or Close Contact? The lister is selling on behalf of his daughter who apparently did dressage and jumping in this, but it looks like the Pessoa Rodrigo models are CC? Says Rodrigo on the billets. The saddle is located a bit far from me or else I would just go check it out. Trying to avoid a long drive if this one isn't AP. I've been out of the horse world for a while, and with not having any knowledge of Pessoa's themselves any opinions are appreciated...
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post #2 of 4 Old 11-10-2019, 02:49 AM
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Given the photos of the saddle, I'd say close contact.

I have a favorable opinion of Pessoa saddles. And honestly, if you don't want it, I can probably use it. It looks decent for the money.
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post #3 of 4 Old 11-10-2019, 06:09 AM
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It looks like a close contact to me too. You don't say what type of horse you are getting the saddle for, but this tree appears quite narrow in the photos and my guess is it would only fit a few horses that were very A framed in shape.
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post #4 of 4 Old 11-18-2019, 09:41 PM
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This is a close contact.

You say you are wanting to just ride for leisure; are you wanting to dabble in different disciplines or basically just trail ride/ride for fun? If so, I think a close contact could work for that as well if you find it comfortable.

The bad thing about some all purpose saddles (the ones with a dressage emphasis, but are still more forward than a dressage saddle) is that they tend to be too forward for dressage and not forward enough for jumping, and tend to put you in a weird position for any type of riding, even just riding around at home. To me, I feel like I'm constantly fighting a saddle like that and feel thrown off. I do like the all purpose saddles that are designed for jumping, like the Stübben Siegfried, though.

What are some things you're looking for in a saddle?
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