The Pessoa Aldea is shaped to avoid any restriction on the back of the shoulder, a cut away sweat flap allows extra room for shoulder rotation. The result is a noticeable increase in the horses forward movement and ability to extend.
The tree and panel shape of this saddle would be recommended to suit a horse with a back with some shape front to back rather than flat. This saddle would be ideal for a horse that needs extra flock in the wither pockets, such as many Thoroughbred types, older horses. The panels are compact in overall length so fitting a shorter back should be no problem.
For the rider, a deep soft seat, and short surface mounted knee block. The short block can be advantageous for either a short or long leg.
Seat Size measured: 17 inch
Gullet installed: wide (silver coloured Anky Gullet)
Gullet stamped: MW
-front: 3 inch
-middle: 2.5 inch
-rear: 2.5 inch
-from top of stirrup bar: 17 inch
Panel fill: wool flock
Adjustable: yes easy change gullet system (XChange Gullet system Anky gullets)
Condition of points: long girth points, good condition- some colour change from use but with a regular conditioner should bring them back.
Marks, damage or wear: usual stirrup leather wear, some light bite marks on cantle, scruff on right hand side knee roll ( see photos ). Light scruff on right hand side seat skirt. Two light scratches on left hand side knee roll
Overall Saddle Condition: 7/10 good condition, some light cosmetic marks from use. Wool flock in soft order and panels are even.
This saddle is in good condition with a few wear marks. The saddle has had the tree, girth straps and stitching checked which is all in good condition.
All measurements provided have either been taken directly from saddle stamps, or are approximate measurements. This information is provided as a courtesy, and is not a guarantee of size or fit.