I ride in a Pessoa Gen X saddle from the mid 90's, and I have finally come to realize that posting into the pommel and 2pting while pounding on the pommel has got to come to an end. As an experiment the other evening, I looked through just about all of the saddles that people ride in at the barn to find the one with the flattest seat that still had a knee pad. I asked to borrow it for the evening to see if I still had crotch pain issues by the end of my ride. Lo and behold, no pain what so ever. This saddle was a Beval ltd, and I have no idea how old the saddle is.
Now, this got me to thinking that it is time to find another used saddle to ride in. Depending on how much I can get for my Gen X will really determine what I will be able to spend on a replacement, but I am thinking of a budget around 1000.00 total.
Can you all please chime in and tell me what brand and/or models of saddles have a flatter seat where I most likely won't be posting into or 2pting on the pommel. After I figure out what the options are, I can then work on trialing saddles. I should also point out that I do not own a horse, but ride school horses.