M. Toulouse Leather Anatomic Girth
Although it runs small, this is a very durable girth that is definitely worth the price.
March 18, 2013
Keeps the saddle in place on a round fjord. Very stiff elastic, so if you are a welter weight it might be hard to tighten. It does seem to be loosening up. Good quality leather, not plush but it is nice if you don't need luxurious leather.
December 20, 2012
I needed an anatomic girth for my mare who has a big barrel and the saddle slides forward since she is also mutton withered. I purchased both the Toulouse anatomic girth and the Arc De Triumph anatomic girth so I could compare them side by side and see what the $50 difference in price got me. Right out of the package it was obvious that the Toulouse girth is poor quality. The padding was very hard, (much too hard for a $140 girth) and the overlay leather looked like paper. If you squeezed the sides you could tell that it would chafe a thin skinned horse since the padding did not extend much outside the stiff leather overlay. Although they are shaped similarly the Toulouse girth curved sooner than the ADT girth which would have put it in my big barrel mare's armpit. On the other hand the ADT girth was super soft, padding was nice and squishy, the overlay leather was very nice and the curve was more correct for my mare. Also the uneven elastic made it easy to girth. Spend the extra $50 and get the Arc De Triumph instead. This one is going back.
December 1, 2011
My horse is a very wide barreled mare with a well set back, and narrow shoulder. My saddle fits well but has a tendency to sit to far up on her shoulder. This girth has helped keep it where it belongs. Her elbows no longer are interfeared by the girth. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!
May 11, 2011
Didn't make a difference
I ordered this because a saddle fitter recommended it. The saddle naturally sits back on my horse and we thought this would help lessen the front to back tugging on the girth line but it didn't make a difference. My horse was still happier in fleece. That said the quality was good.
May 5, 2011
My horses give this 4 hooves up!
This is the 2nd one of these girths I have purchased. I bought my first one a couple years ago when I was having saddle fit issues with my QH. I eventually replaced his saddle, and recently started using that saddle on my Apply. In the meantime, Mr. QH had gotten a little - shall we say "portly"? - so I bought the next size up for him and now use the original M. Toulouse girth on the Appy.
The first girth is still in excellent shape, even though I don't clean / condition it as often as I probably should. The leather on the outside is really sturdy, and the leather on the horse side is smooth and soft and looks quite comfy. The elastic is sturdy without being too stiff to stretch.
Plus the shape helps keep the saddle from sliding forward (a problem I have had with both my horses).
March 30, 2011