I have both a Collegiate and an Ovation with XCH systems. Lo and behold I find that the medium wide in the Ovation with the Pessoa system is much narrower than the Collegiate with the Wintec system....what gives? A full size difference!
GEESH how bout some standardization.
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Good question and "don't worry about it"-- all at once!
Good question because I think Weatherbeeta owns all of those lines now. You'd think one manufacturer would standardize that. But, really, Weatherbeeta is a distribution company so maybe not.
I think PROTACKGUY can give you the clearest, most accurate answer.
The "don't worry about it" is that whatever gullet fits, go with that!
And a question for you that will educate all of us: When you put the same size gullet plate in any of these three saddles, do you find they fit really differently? In other words, if disregard color and just find the same size/shape plate, what have you learned about rest of the tree or panels' shape in these three saddles?
You might be able to help a lot of people interested in the XCH system.
I have a Pessoa with the XCH and it seemed super narrow to me, so I'm glad to hear I'm not going crazy. The horse I'm riding now goes in a wide plate with my saddle, and goes in a medium for a lot of other saddles. I tried the x-wide in it and just really couldn't believe that's as wide as it gets! Luckily I haven't needed it any wider, but I guess it's just not the saddle for a very wide horse.
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