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    01-01-2012, 10:01 AM
Green Broke
Question Good jumping saddle?

So it's been suggested now by multiple trainers/clinicians that I need to trade in my "Event" (read: All purpose) saddle for an actual jumping saddle. Apparently my current saddle (seen in the pic below) is throwing off my balance, forcing my legs either too far forward or back because I cannot effectively put my stirrups up high enough to "crouch" over the center of the saddle that well. The seat is also too deep which results in me getting knocked in the butt a lot if I do try to get into position appropriately.

So anyway, learning to jump in this saddle has contributed to teaching me this lovely (incorrect) form of standing up:

Here's a look at my saddle just by itself:

SO I'm looking for suggestions on a good jumping saddle that meets the following criteria (yes, I am picky )

* knee rolls are not TOO far forward (I'm only 5'1" and have trouble fitting those that are really far forward)

* Less than $1,000 if at all possible (or at least hovering around that mark, give or take $100 or so)

* Dark color (all my tack is havana brown)
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    01-01-2012, 10:21 AM
Green Broke
Oh and 1 more criteria to add:

It needs to not have a deep seat, as that is a big part of my problem with the current saddle
    01-01-2012, 12:59 PM
Yeah, your saddle doesn't look very forward. The one I have and really like is M Toulouse Claudine, but MT of course offers other models, some under $1K new.
    01-01-2012, 03:46 PM
Green Broke
I love Toulouse saddles so glad you said that! My dressage saddle is the M Toulouse Aachen 😄
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    01-01-2012, 03:52 PM
I think we've discussed this before, issues with A/P saddles, and we've discussed Marcel Toulouses as well.

Contact Lynnda Scears at Classic Saddlery - Quality English Horse Tack & Horse Supplies for the Equestrian. and talk with her. She'll help you. She sells a ton of M.T's. I'm sure I've posted her website quite a few times already.
    01-01-2012, 03:54 PM
Green Broke
Thanks MIE! And yes this subject keeps coming up with me every year lol! I go on a hunt and never find the right one
Hopefully this time will be different!
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    01-01-2012, 08:57 PM
Not sure if you saw this thread already but thought I'd pass it along...

M. Toulouse Marielle Monoflap Saddle - Outstanding Condition
    01-01-2012, 09:44 PM
Green Broke
Thanks dressage! That one may have a little too forward flaps for me but if there's one around here to try out first it's worth a look!
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    01-01-2012, 09:48 PM
Green Broke
Anyone have any opinions on the Phillipe Fontaine saddles?
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    01-02-2012, 12:44 PM
^^ I've never even heard of brand I have to say!

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