Originally Posted by Lydiairvin
i own a MT and I LOVEEEEE it! I bought mine on closeout through dover catalog for $800 used but it was pretty much brand new-didnt have a single scratch on it and still had tags and all. (they sell demo saddles on there and are usually in very good condition). I have the prima style and a friend of mine bought the annice. They are both very comfortable to ride in and don't need any breaking in time at all. The leather is super soft and easy to clean. The prima has adjustable knee blocks but I took mine off because I hate knee blocks. I have a wide tree and it fits my 22 yr TB gelding who has the typical old man high withers. I would so recommend this saddle to anyone!!!
I actually ended up selling my Bates saddle a couple months ago--in the end, it just wasn't doing it for me or my horse. I tried the MT Premia, and I liked it but didn't love it on my TB. However, I just a few weeks ago got in the MT Laura B with the Genesis system. I had to buy a Thinline pad with shims for the time being because my horse is building his topline still, and unfortunately I can't afford to buy a new saddle every time his shape changes! But with that pad and the Genesis system, the new saddle fits like a glove. I love it! I've been really impressed with M. Toulouse, and through recommendations on here I bought my saddle from Classic Saddlery. They were amazing too! :)