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post #1 of 27 Old 02-01-2012, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Beval Gladstone/Salem? Toulouse Lucia II?

Does anyone have either of these saddles? Pros, cons, would you recommend it? I've looked into Bates, Toulouse, Pessoa, Collegiate, and a few others, but just recently started researching Bevals. I've heard that they're made in Argentina; does this affect the quality?

Ugh, saddle shopping is so frustrating. Our local tack store only carries Toulouse and Stubben, so anything else I have to have shipped here to try. I'm considering a Pessoa Gen X, Pessoa Legacy, Bates Caprilli CC, Toulouse Lucia II, and Bevals. Reviews on any of these would be appreciated!
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I had Pessoa, and frankly I didn't like it much because it was very slippery (also ended up bad fit for my horses as they widened). Bates (I used it for lessons last year) also wasn't on list of my favorite saddles. I have MT Claudine right now and very happy with it.

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Thanks, I'll look into the Claudine. Do you have any pictures of it on your horse by chance? Most of the saddles I see online these days look completely different when seen in person.
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This is a used Beval Gladstone. Does the flap look forward enough for jumping?

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equini, there are no pics in your post. :)

Here is some of the pics of my saddle (sorry, not the best really)...
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Really? It's showing up for me. Let me try this:

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Beautiful saddle, KV! I'm going to our local Toulouse carrier soon to pick up a pair of boots on backorder, so I'll check out that saddle while I'm there.
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I have a toulouse padjette and love it. It has a knee and leg block with velcro so you can move the blocks around (really helpful and my trainer loves it). Its super comfy and fits my horse well. I am on the fence about Marcel Toulouse though, I've read some nonfavorable things about the brand, could just be rumors though. I use to ride in a collegiate (dont know the name) that was also very nice and fit every pony I put it on. That Beval is Beautiful!! I know a lot of people that swear by Beval. And it looks suitable for jumping to me (:
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I have a Toulouse Annice, and I'm really loving it.

Bevals are great quality saddles, so something you might want to keep in mind.

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Really? It's showing up for me. Let me try this:

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Beautiful saddle, KV! I'm going to our local Toulouse carrier soon to pick up a pair of boots on backorder, so I'll check out that saddle while I'm there.
Yep, showed up now too! :)

Thank you! It's very grippy too, which is a big plus (since I'm a total beginner in jumping). I tried other models too, but they seemed to be too narrow for my paint.

Good luck with your search/trials! It's a pain! :(

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Thanks for the input! I've tried finding the Claudine online, but the only place I've seen it is classicsaddlery.com, where I would trial the Lucia II from. Our local saddlery carries only Toulouse and Stubben, so I'll try to see if they have it.
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