M. Toulouse Denisse Close Contact Saddle
Amazing for the money
I have had this saddle for only about a week, but it is extremely comfortable and the leather is very nice. I have a large Warmblood, who has fairly average withers and conformation and the 17 Medium tree fits him very well, it also fit all the other horses I ride with a few minor adjustments which they all get with other saddles as well. The seat is very comfortable, the blocks are not too big and do not restrict my leg while still keeping me from getting jumped off at bigger fences. The little leather strip at the bottom is actually quite a good idea, I ride so much that the flaps of my saddles wear a lot, and I cannot feel it in either my tall boots or half chaps. I got this saddle for some schooling and mostly showing. The only odd thing is how short and stiff the billet straps are, however I have been riding in saddles with longer billets than average (I ride my large WB in a 48 and QH in a 44) so I will have to get a new girth.
I have two other saddles, a Prestige Michel Robert and a Beval. The Prestige is black with the characteristic white stripe, not hunter acceptable, and my horse (who did 1.40m last year) is a very enthusiastic jumper, and the Beval has no blocks or padding to speak of (it was great on my QH). I feel that this saddle measures up very well for the money spent, and is very nice to look at. It should go very well in the hunter, equitation and jumper rings.
September 11, 2012
Love this saddle
I switched from an old saddle I bought to this. And I love it. The seat runs a tad small as I can fit in a 16.5 in Pessoa and I needed a 17 in this, but it is great, and one of the most comfortable, I ride a multitude of horses and it fits everything from super fine boned tb's to very wide backs quarter horses crossed love this saddle. And great price!
February 16, 2012
My favorite saddle...in any company
I would recommend/buy this saddle if money where no issue- the great price is a bonus! I have the version with the genesis tree, which is a great feature. The one with that feature is darker-but either way, beautiful.
The grip, zero break-in time, close contact with security, softness and perfect balance are just amazing.
I have ridden in MANY saddles 3 times the price and love this one. I do the big A circuit hunter/jumper thing, if that helps. Also, I am tall and thin with really long legs. The Annice did not have enough room for my long upper leg, but this is just a little more room in front of the leg, without the weird "ultra-forward" flap that can look a little short and awkward with a long leg. This with the long flap (in my case), was perfect. Someone with a long upper-leg only, might be fine with the regular flap.
Basically, the most amazing saddle. Everyone who rides in it loves it!
November 15, 2011
I Love This Saddle!!
I hate to get in a saddle and feel a lot of leather instead of the horse. I show in a Hermes and needed a new saddle to ride in at home. I ride a lot of different horses in several different client saddles. This saddle lets you sit so close to the horse and provides a great feel. It is comfortable and easy to break in (feels almost broken in the first time you sit in it). It is the closest thing to my Hermes that I have sat in... at just a fraction of the cost. I have already had a client ride in mine and order one, and I would definitely buy another one!
July 8, 2011