HighEnd Used Saddles, LLC, Saddlery & Harness, Tucson, AZ

Item #M168C - M. Toulouse Platinum 17.5/18" Wide Tree, Soft Supple Leather, Wool/Soft-Touch Panels, with Free Matching Toulouse Leathers and Jointed Irons

$ 895.00

Toulouse Platinum Close Contact Jumping Saddle. Incredibly soft, supple leather rarely seen at this price point! This is a great saddle for a rider looking for a comfortable, grippy saddle at an affordable price for a fuller-bodied horse. This is the more expensive upgraded Platinum series, which includes soft double leather and wool/Soft-Touch panels (read link for more info on the Platinum series and the wool + Soft-Touch panels which include the advantages of latex: https://www.intecperformancegear.com/SaddleTerminology.aspx ). Stamped 17.5 and measures approximately 17 3/4" by our tape so may work for a rider who takes a 17.5 or 18. Wide tree, suitable for more muscular breeds. Flap is a fairly standard length (bordering on generous in length perhaps), and position will accommodate even a longer thigh. Flap measures approximately 13 3/4" from the top of the stirrup bar to the bottom of the flap and approximately 14 3/4" in width at the widest point. Padded flap, with especially soft supple leather on the knee pads. I love the feature of the the adjust-a-block system where there is Velcro backing on front and rear areas of sweat flap so you can add, subtract, and reposition blocks as often as you like. (Comes with pair of back blocks, you may add front blocks if you desire. The backing is there on the flap to make it easy to do so, no saddler required, you would just order them if desired. The padded flaps are pretty nice and squishy for support, so consignor reports that she never felt the need to use front blocks.) Flatwork day? Maybe you remove all the blocks. Jumping day? Maybe you add your pair of blocks back on. Has both billet guards. Consignor tells us this saddle was purchased new in Sept 2015 from Dover, a Jennine model (we do not see a model stamp or serial number on the saddle to confirm the year/model, so consignor is in the process of getting a copy of the receipt from Dover for reference).  Comes with over $150 of fittings! Free matching M. Toulouse leathers are included as well as jointed irons that help absorb the shock on the landing side of jumps as the fences get bigger. Fantastic package offering a lot of bang for your buck. If you like the softness of the leather on the big name French brands but need the more affordable version of that, this might be an outstanding match for your needs. Very good condition. I just see signs of nameplate and typical signs of use like some light creasing on knee pads.  $895