The Heart of the Saddle

Classical riders like Nelson Pessoa know exactly where the rider's weight should fall on the horse's back. Hardly a new revelation, but it was Nelson who first designed a tree that would allow the saddle to help the rider find that position. Like coming back home again, every Pessoa® saddle encourages riders to find their perfect sweet spot of balance.

Heart of the Saddle
Flexible Carbon Fiber Tree
Flexible Carbon Fiber Tree

PESSOA®'s flexible carbon fiber spring tree brings a new dimension of closeness with your horse.

Wooden trees have very little lateral flexion and are prone to breaking. Plastic trees typically have no suspension and can hurt the horse's back.

Carbon Fiber is very lightweight but incredibly strong, and is molded with polymers specially designed by Dupont®. The trees provide flexibility without losing resistance.

Pessoa Gullet Plates