Hey everyone...I have found a horse (yay!) and have now started the "great saddle search". :) My previous saddle was a Stubben, Edelweiss NT, and honestly I just wasn't really happy with it... no matter how much I conditioned it the leather just never really softened or turned at all "grippy" the way I'd like, it was fairly hard to clean, and the balance was just weird. Plus the flap was not long enough for my leg in dressage. So I've been looking around at different saddles, and does anyone have any experience with M. Toulouse saddles? I'm thinking especially of the Legano model, or if I am really convinced, the Marielle Monoflap. I am leaning more towards a non-monoflap saddle, since that is just what I have always used and I'm wary of changing. But these saddles look
and sound really nice...most people that have them really like them, but I'd love to hear more about them. I keep hearing that they're comparable to Pessoas, and I'm wondering if that is a good thing?? (I'm an eventer so have not seen many of those.) The price can't be beat, anyway, and I can't go very much above $1000 for a new or used saddle. My new horse is a TB, but a fairly broad, low-withered one with excellent muscle tone. As for me, I need a saddle that will encompass a VERY long thigh, even in a short galloping position (something my Stubben has trouble with). Any and all info would be great.