^^That's the one I'm gearing towards.
I event in an old school Stubben VSD... it's been a great all around saddle and is secure enough for XC. There is something about the old german saddles, they just don't die. I love the saddle, it's no frills, but you can find a gently used one for 400 or so.
But yea... if you can get an M.T. Marielle.. go for it.
If your horse says no, you either asked the wrong question or asked the question wrong
And God took a handful of southerly wind, blew His breath over it and created the horse