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M. Toulouse Annice Close Contact Saddle with Genesis System

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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

Why We Love This

The M. Toulouse Annice Genesis is hand crafted of natural, tanned, pigmented, aniline-finished high-quality leather which easily accepts oil. The innovative Genesis adjustable gullet system allows a single saddle to custom fit all of your horses safely and dependably because the Genesis provides you with every saddle width needed.

The M. Toulouse Annice Genesis is a well crafted and extremely comfortable saddle. Perfect for use in the Hunters or Equitation. The medium deep seat with narrow twist offers security, yet keeps close contact with the horse. Double leather flaps and knee rolls provide a grippier feeling and is more pliable to the touch.


Favorite Features

  • The Genesis gullet system adjusts your saddle to fit several different sized horses
  • Adjusta-Block knee & thigh blocks
  • Soft Touch foam panels
  • Hand laminated beechwood and steel reinforced tree with 10 year guarantee

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    M. Toulouse Annice Close Contact Saddle with Genesis System is rated 4.2667 out of 5 by 15.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this saddle! I bought this saddle after trying a Pessoa and my friend's MTL Annice Genesis. I had narrowed it down to these two after a saddle fitting at a local tack store where pretty much nothing fit my horse's back properly. He is wide and has high withers and is downhill. This saddle fits him like a glove. I love the adjustable tree. Riding in it is amazing too. I have always had trouble keeping my legs back and the extra stitched on part that is supposed to be to protect the edge of the saddle flap sort of gives my boot something to "stick" to. The leather is soft and "grippy". I love this saddle and highly recommend it! Smart Pak was the best price I could find on this saddle as well.
    Date published: 2015-03-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous saddle! I bought this saddle about 3 months ago and I am in love. It is the most comfortable saddle ever. The thigh blocks take some getting used to but i have never used them before this saddle. The leather is amazing but does darken a few shades with cleaning. The Genesis system is so easy to use and fits both my Warmbloods different backs perfectly. As for the other reviews on the strip of leather on the bottom. I didn't even notice it. It was a tad stiff at first but now i don't even know its there.
    Date published: 2014-09-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing saddle! I've had this saddle for a few weeks and I absolutely love it! It fits my warmblood perfectly! The leather is buttery soft and beautiful and so comfortable! The Genesis system literally takes a few seconds to adjust. Love this saddle!!!
    Date published: 2014-08-10
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Strange Piece of Leather Makes It Uncomfortable There is a piece of leather at the bottom of each flap that left a mark on my inner calves. While riding, it was very noticeable and uncomfortable. I thought I might learn to live with it but thought that I dont' want to spend this kind of money and know I have to "get used to" something that hurts me from the beginning. This also got caught on the top of my half chaps as I was riding. Otherwise it's a gorgeous saddle, has a great leather top that keeps you from sliding and was close to what I thought was going to be my ideal saddle. If that leather piece wasn't there, I would have seriously considered buying this saddle.
    Date published: 2014-02-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best saddle i have ridden in!  When I was looking for a saddle for my horse - I knew I needed a genesis! I went to the SmartPak store to try saddles, and as soon as I sat in the M. Toulouse Annice Genesis - I knew it was the saddle for me! It's easily adjustable, i can adjust it in less then 20 seconds! The leather is such a nice quality leather. It has an extra grip and holds you in the perfect position. My horse and I love it!
    Date published: 2013-11-01
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not For Long Legs I just sent this saddle back today from the test ride. I am so thankful that SmartPak has this test ride system available! This saddle has a very nice broken in feel to the leather and the genesis tree is great. However, I had bruises on my calves and thighs after the first ride. The flap is way too short and the extra piece of leather at the bottom is super stiff. The top of my half chaps also got stuck on the flap several times while ridding. I tried riding in it one last time with my field boots and I could still feel the rubbing.
    Date published: 2013-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Saddle Great for my horse with high withers. Adjustable pads are awesome and helps keep your legs in place while jumping. Sticky leather for additional help keeping your legs in place while jumping. Saved me from falling on 2 occasions. Color is a little funky but I have not tried darkening oil. Bought matching bridle but it is really not the same color. Overall an awesome ride in the saddle!!! I don't think you will be unhappy with all the bells and whistles on this saddle!!!
    Date published: 2013-03-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Good Saddle I've had this saddle for a couple months and I really like it. I love the adjustability. I am very short and my horse has a flat, barrel back with no withers, and she's tiny. This made it extremely difficult to find a saddle that could fit us both well. The genesis system, short flaps, adjustable knee rolls and thigh blocks made it happen. The leather is great quality, very soft, however, the quality and value got a downgrade from me because the lining on the panels is not leather. It is some sort of synthetic material. The saddle is sold as an all leather saddle and after you oil it the lining is a different color from the rest of the saddle. I'm more concerned with the function, so I'm keeping it, but it is something that should be mentioned in the description. I use half chaps and have not found the pinching to be a problem, but without half chaps the saddle does pinch.
    Date published: 2012-12-25
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