Originally Posted by petitepyromaniac View Post
The M. Toulouse saddles do look nice! I haven't seen one in person, but I keep hearing good things. I looked at the Laura B online, that one looked like the flaps might be okay.
I remember the Circuit Elite XC! Yet another saddle I've never seen in person, but that one was my favorite of the old ones (based on what I could see from the catalog). It had adjustable blocks, right? That's a feature I'd love to have if I could :) So those flaps were forward enough?
The Circuit Elite XC had very forward flaps, and yes, the front and rear blocks were both moveable/removeable. I didn't think I would like the rear ones so took them off but then tried them and I really liked them. The trees are generous in size, the medium runs like a wide, and the wide like an extra wide, they didn't have anything narrower, so if you have a true med tree you might be out of luck... but I rode mine on my stocky QH (was less stocky at the time as he is now!) two Thoroughbreds, a friend's Paint, and a draft X, so it was quite versatile in fit.
The flaps were great for XC, stadium and dressage, which is what I liked about it! I sold it when I got my Beval, wish I would not have! The seat looks deeper than the other Circuits, but it wasn't overly deep like an AP or anything like that, the seat size is also generous, so you might be able to go down a seat size if you find a used one.
This is me riding in mine, on my QH (he was 4 at the time, green and I am still green at jumping after all these years haha, gotta love the chicken wings)