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M. Toulouse
Close Contact Saddles

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Manufacturer: M. Toulouse (View all products by Marcel Toulouse)

Model: Premia (View all Premia Saddle reviews)

Category: Close Contact Saddles

Purchase: I found this saddle at my local tack store for $1050. I did not actually purchase the saddle, I just took it on a trial.

Likes: In the store, I absolutely loved the saddle, it is beautiful, well made and the seat is extremely comfortable. I am wide in the hips and it seated me comfortably. I loved the calfskin leather and how the knee/thigh rolls are adjustable.

Dislikes: When riding in the saddle, there is a strip of leather at the bottom of the flap. As stated in another review, it is extremely irritating. Halfway through my lesson, it was rubbing against my calf so much I would find myself pulling my leg off the saddle just to avoid it. It is wider in the twist then I preferred.

Quality: The saddle was made out of quality calfskin leather, was in a beautiful color and looked like a well made saddle.

Summary: As much as I love to sit on this saddle when not on my horse, it was not a pleasant ride and I promptly returned it after my lesson to exchange it for a different saddle. If the leather piece was not at the bottom of the flap it would have been 100 times better. Definitely try this one out before you buy!

Rating: 3

Author: Rubbed the Wrong Way

Date: 2007-06-26

Usefulness Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
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