This is a lovely, sympathetically used Toulouse dressage saddle with an 18ins seat, and a medium width fitting, which we measured to be 4.5ins. It has a generous 3ins gullet measured at the waist of the saddle. The saddle flaps are fairly short – measured 15.5ins from the stirrup bar. We have checked with the M. Toulouse factory and they report this saddle was made in August, 2009, with an 18ins seat and medium width fitting.
The Toulouse Venice double leather dressage saddle features an external knee block, deep seat, medium twist with soft covered leather and wool flocked panels.
Toulouse saddles are hand crafted of natural, tanned, pigmented, aniline-finished high-quality leather which will accept oil. Their leather is a natural product because they state that they allow their cows to live and roam naturally. As a result, the leather is stronger, though there may be natural marks and variations. They carefully choose the ideal cut of each individual hide in order to minimize these natural occurrences, and Toulouse offers a ten-year guarantee on their hand-laminated beech wood, steel reinforced trees. (contact M. Toulouse direct).