The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec. 6, 2009
    Posts
    164

    Default A/O Jr / Rodrigo Pony Tree sizes?

    I have always heard that the Rodrigo Pony saddle was built on a pony tree and that the A/O JR was built on a halflinger tree. My pony was measured by our vet and she said the A/O jr fit her back really well. I have an a/o jr with short flaps and ive been looking to find another with regular flaps. I was looking at a pessoa catalog online and in the description for the Rodrigo Pony it said it was built on the halflinger tree too!

    heres the catalog:
    http://www.englishridingsupply.com/f...oa_saddles.pdf


    Is this true? And if so, would you start to look for Rodrigo Pony saddles instead/too? Ive only been looking for A/O jrs bc i thought she couldnt where a rodrigo pony. Is there any other difference in the two saddles? What are the differences?



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec. 4, 2009
    Posts
    142

    Default

    There is no difference between the tree in the A/ O Jr and the Rodrigo Pony saddle. The only difference is in the leather used. The A/O Jr has a little nicer leather.
    There is a third saddle that is built on that tree, the Rodrigo Pony Legacy. The flaps are leather covered and it is instantly rideable as it is so cushy. It was made as an alternative to the really high priced French saddles. This one is super soft and also fits kids & ponies like the other Pessoa pony saddles. It is a little more money than the others.



  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun. 30, 2009
    Posts
    6,997

    Default

    The Legacy Jr is built on a different tree than the Pessoa Pony & A/O Jr

    http://www.pessoasaddles.com/2009/eng/home.htm

    You might also look for the Pony Sofi or Junior versions
    http://www.ruizdiaz.com/09/saddles.htm

    Pleasant Ridge .ca carries the Sofi & will order it with a longer flap for a very reasonable price (& you can still trial/return the saddle).

    There are several pessoa saddle models on closeout recently (as they've embraced the XCH gullet system ... ?) though you have to look a little harder for the pony versions.



  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec. 4, 2009
    Posts
    142

    Default

    I think that you are confused. There was another saddle that was made with the adjustable gullet called the Legacy Jr. This was only made in a 15 3/4. it is no longer sold.
    The saddle that I was referring to, the one with the covered leather flaps, has the same tree as the A/O Jr and the Rodrigo pony saddle. The formal name is the Rodrigo Pony Legacy XL. I may not have been that clear in my other post.



  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep. 5, 2005
    Location
    Mass.
    Posts
    6,755

    Default

    I can't comment on the other saddles because I don't know, but we have a Pony 15 3/4 that fits EVERYTHING, from a 12hh barrel-round pony to a 16hh TB. (Okay it looks a little funny on the TB because the flaps are short, but it fits her back just fine!)

    Ours is about 10 or 12 years old, and you will have to pry it out of my cold, dead fingers before we part with it.
    I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry



  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun. 30, 2009
    Posts
    6,997

    Default

    A decent summary of most of the available "Pony Saddles"

    http://www.justforponies.com/closecontactsaddles.aspx
    - they seem to have most versions of the Pessoa Pony & Jr saddles: just pay attention to the trees

    There was another saddle that was made with the adjustable gullet called the Legacy Jr. This was only made in a 15 3/4. it is no longer sold.
    This saddle may no longer be manufactured but it is certainly still sold


    FWIW I picked up a Rodrigo Pessoa Pony 15 3/4 recently & was very disappointed when it didn't fit any of the 4 ponies (2 Welsh Section B's, 1 Welsh Section A & 1 POA mix) -
    very disappointing after all the reviews such as this one ...
    we have a Pony 15 3/4 that fits EVERYTHING, from a 12hh barrel-round pony to a 16hh TB



  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep. 5, 2005
    Location
    Mass.
    Posts
    6,755

    Default

    Really? How old is the one you bought? It may not be 'old enough'. The one we have was made in France and I think more recent ones were made in Argentina.
    I realize that I'm generalizing here, but as is often the case when I generalize, I don't care. ~ Dave Barry



  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec. 4, 2009
    Posts
    142

    Default

    The Pony saddle has had the same manufacturer since it was first made.



Similar Threads

  1. County numbered tree sizes
    By seeuatx in forum Dressage
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Aug. 1, 2011, 10:01 PM
  2. Tekna saddle owners: how do the tree sizes run?
    By Dapples7 in forum Dressage
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Feb. 3, 2011, 11:44 AM
  3. Pessoa saddle tree sizes?
    By outfoxem in forum Hunter/Jumper
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Jul. 24, 2010, 11:49 AM
  4. Sharon Saare saddles and tree sizes
    By Saddlebum3 in forum Endurance and Trail Riding
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: Mar. 7, 2010, 07:35 PM
  5. Question on gullet and tree sizes
    By dacasodivine in forum Endurance and Trail Riding
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Jan. 5, 2010, 09:02 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness