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M Toulouse Denisse Close Contact Saddle with Genesis System

M. Toulouse
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The M Toulouse Denisse Close Contact Saddle with Genesis System is a beautifully crafted close contact saddle that offers the ultimate in comfort. Ideal for both Hunt Seat and Equitation riders, as well as Jumpers who prefer a slightly deeper seat. The medium-deep seat, narrow twist and double leather flaps and knee rolls offer a secure feel, with plenty of grip to keep you tight in the tack. Complete with Comfort Fit (foam-lined wool) panels and a hand-laminated beechwood and steel reinforced tree with a 10 year guarantee.

The Denisse Double Leather saddle is comparable to the Devoucoux. (Product names, logos, brand names, trademarks and service marks featured in or referred to on this site are the property of their respective owners. No endorsement by or affiliation with those owners is intended or implied.)

  • Close Contact
  • Half Deep Seat

This saddle also features the innovative Genesis adjustable gullet system! With its integral parts constructed of case-hardened steel, the Genesis is also the only adjustable gullet system backed by a 10 year guarantee.

Adjustments to the Genesis system are made quickly and easily in three steps using the included tools: unlock the gullet, adjust the gullet width and lock in the new width. All your adjustments are made almost instantly and without taking the saddle apart. A small, discrete flap underneath the saddle is all you need to open. And you can adjust your Genesis gullet as often as you need for every horse you ride.

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    M Toulouse Denisse Close Contact Saddle with Genesis System is rated 4.625 out of 5 by 8.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get your money's worth! I have now had this saddle for about a month. Years ago I joined the tree-less movement and bought a high quality western tree-less saddle. Well the popular saying is that once you go tree-less it is hard to go back. Your horse now understands what real comfort is. I find that saying to be true. When I wanted to switch back to English I couldn't find a well reviewed tree-less English saddle. Thus the buying frenzy of English saddles (online of course) began. Needless to say in total I spent about 5-6 thousand dollars on saddles that were a close fit but not quite. My horse had a wonderful way of telling me he hated his new saddles by bucking, rearing, or just refusing to move forward. I have a 15.3 polish Arab. In the withers he is built like an Arab...kind of. His back is built like QH, and his butt is built like a Morgan. Wonderful horse to look at but VERY hard to fit! So after returning all of the useless saddles I waited about a year, mostly out of defeat. Then I saw this saddle on SmartPak. I looked at just about every online review, and every YouTube video in existence. Thus I finally pulled the trigger and got a saddle on SmartPak's trial experience. The saddle was on my door step 48 hrs later! Unfortunately for me I did not anticipate such an early arrival, and my horse was having his chiropractic work the same day it arrived. My Chiropractor told me to not ride for 48 hrs, and only light work for another 48 hrs. Considering I have excellent listening skills, I tried it that night! HOLY COW! My horse had a sore back from the body work but still did awesome! No bucking, rearing, or refusal to move. He was happy! I tried the saddle again a couple of days later...and still he was happy! I immediately called customer support and told them I was keeping the test ride saddle. They must have thought I was crazy, but I refuse to give it up! It was in excellent condition and didn't even look used. Plus I was afraid if a switch saddles, I would be giving up that one "magic" saddle that actually worked! I love this saddle, and anyone with a hard to fit horse is going to love it to. I wish I had found it sooner!
    Date published: 2015-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from In love with the Genesis System I got the M Toulouse Denisse with the Genesis System. Really liked the leather and it was awesome how easy to use the key was to use.
    Date published: 2015-07-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great saddle! I just recently purchased this saddle,and I am so glad that I did! The quality of the leather is comparable to a lot of high end saddle brands, and was comfortable to ride in straight out of the box. The genesis system is such a great feature that allows you to ride any horse, and is extremely easy to use! I have the collegiate diploma saddle with the "easy" change gullet and this saddle makes that seem so much more complicated. Overall the quality of this saddle is very nice and fits my draft cross really well (and its not even as wide as it can go) I would definitely recommend this saddle for someone with a growing or hard to fit horse.
    Date published: 2015-06-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the system Have the saddle over a month, the Denisse. My one horse was hard to find a saddle that fit. They usually get the winter off, so the top line changes. The system has worked wonderfully bring them back. As the top line changes I can adjust the saddle so the saddle fits with nohot spots. Saddle was so comfortable riding the first time. Only negative is the added strip of leather on the flap right where leg lays, uncomfortable. Would recommend company not to add that there. The system has me down to one saddle and the adjusting could not be easier. For anyone that has a young horse that is stillgrowing this is what you want.
    Date published: 2015-04-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the Genesis system I bought this saddle recently and was immediately impressed just by the way it felt when it first came out of the box. It's soft and just a little grippy, and it's like a couch to ride in. My only disappointment was that I couldn't use my old leathers (which had worked perfectly with my old saddle for years) with it because they created an uncomfortable buckle bump. However, the matching Toulouse leathers have a very flat buckle and it doesn't look like I'll have trouble now that I bought them to go with it. Genesis system is uncomplicated, very easy & relatively quick to adjust. Overall pretty impressed with this beautiful saddle.
    Date published: 2015-03-10
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