Marcel Toulouse Saddle Terminology
If you are looking for a saddle or bridle with unrivaled quality and craftsmanship that you can afford, look no further. M. Toulouse saddles and bridles embody classic French design, are expertly handcrafted of the finest leather and are modestly priced. Just because M. Toulouse saddles and bridles look expensive, doesn't mean they have to be expensive!
PROFESSIONAL (PRO) SERIES SADDLES
M. Toulouse Professional series saddles are the first saddles made with Pull Leather (sometimes called Wet-Pull leather), which is created with a special tanning process. Pull Leather is so soft and supple that the saddle rides like its already broken in—even the sweat flap is made of the new Pull Leather. Its new feather touch print gives you even greater “stick” and increased feeling of security in your ride. All Professional Series saddles have the Genesis Adjustable Tree System™ and most have Wool Soft Touch Panels.
PRO-HYBRID SERIES SADDLES
M. Toulouse Pro-Hybrid series saddles are made with soft, premium double leather flaps with most having Pull Leather reinforcements at the base of the flaps and the skirt for closer contact.
PLATINUM SERIES SADDLES
M. Toulouse Platinum series saddles are crafted with premium double leather and have wool flocked Soft-Touch panels. Most are available with fixed tree's or with the Genesis Adjustable Tree System™.
COMFORT-FIT SERIES SADDLES
M. Toulouse Comfort Fit series saddles feature Comfort Fit Panels that are made with two layers of foam. The outer layer of the Comfort Foam allows the panels to mold to the horses back, creating a comfortable, better fitting saddle for your horse. The flaps of the saddles also contain Comfort Foam which gives the rider added comfort while riding. Comfort Fit Technology are designed for ultimate comfort for both horse and rider. All cant be purchased with fixed tree's or with the Genesis Adjustable Tree System™.
STANDARD SERIES SADDLES
M. Toulouse Standard series saddles are crafted with premium double or printed leather and most have Comfort-Fit foam panels. Some are available with fixed tree's and others with the Genesis Adjustable Tree System™.
GENESIS ADJUSTABLE TREE
"The innovative Genesis Adjustable Tree System™. allows a single saddle to custom fit all your horses—safely and dependably—because Genesis is the only adjustable gullet system that gives you every saddle width needed, and it locks with set screws to maintain the fit until you decide to change it. Whether you ride several horses, or your horse is growing and changing, the Genesis Adjustable Tree System™ will let you adjust your saddle from narrow to extra-wide and any width in between—millimeter by millimeter.
With its integral parts constructed of case-hardened steel, the Genesis is also the only adjustable gullet system backed by a 5-year limited warranty that covers all of the moving parts in the Genesis Adjustable Tree System™. In order to activate this warranty, you must register your saddle online within 10 days of receipt of your saddle. If you do not have access to the internet, or are having trouble registering the saddle, your customer service representative can help you submit the registration at the time of purchase, or you can contact us at 1-732-290-3000 for additional help.
Adjustments to the Genesis system are made quickly and easily in three steps using the included tools: Unlock the gullet by gently loosening the set screws with the Hex Wrench, adjust the gullet width with the short rotation tool, and lock in the new width by gently tightening the set screws with the Hex Wrench. All your adjustments are made almost instantly and without taking the saddle apart. A small, discrete flap underneath the saddle is all you need to open, and you can adjust your Genesis gullet as often as you need for every horse you ride. For more information, review this video about Adjusting the Genesis Adjustable Tree System™
MTL SPRING TREE
Our hand laminated, beechwood, spring steel reinforced tree is guaranteed for 5 years against manufacturers defects when the saddle registration is activated. All trees have stainless steel stirrup bars.
SOFT TOUCH PANELS
No lumps, no bumps, no hotspots! Soft Touch panels are made with pure soft latex rubber and genuine wool flocking. The bottom layer of latex rubber allows the panels to mold to the horses back. This creates a more comfortable, better fitting saddle with wool flocked panels.
COMFORT FIT TECHNOLOGY
Comfort Fit Technology are the basis for these panels made with two layers of foam. The outer layer of the Comfort Foam allows the panels to mold to the horses back, and the inner layer provides soft even support creating a comfortable, better fitting foam paneled saddle for your horse.
M. Toulouse saddles are hand crafted of natural, tanned, pigmented, aniline-finished high-quality leather which will accept oil. Our leather is a natural product because we allow our cows to live and roam naturally. As a result, our leather is stronger, although there may be natural marks and variations. We carefully choose the ideal cut of each individual hide in order to minimize these natural occurrences.
WET PULL LEATHER
Made from special Pull Leather which is soft and supple yet also grippy that will feel broken in on your first ride. We use this leather on all of our PRO Series saddles. Some of the styles have smooth Pull Leather , and some have a "Feather Touch" print for even more gripping properties.
Made with 2 layers of leather. The top layer is a thin soft calf leather laminated to a sturdy cow hide layer creating that soft and grippy feel.
Made with a single layer of sturdy cowhide with a more traditional look and feel.
SMOOTH BRIDLE LEATHER
Made with a single layer of sturdy cowhide with a finish similar to what bridles are made with.
Cut-away shoulder panels for your horse's comfort, creating less pressure on the shoulder for freedom of movement.
Leather "Wear Guard" Full grain leather at the bottom of the flap helps to protect against wear. Also called "Wear Leather Strips"
*Saddles "Inspired by" Many of the MTL Saddles are designed by inspiration from a much more expensive saddles' design. When we say "is inspired by" we name the saddle that was used for inspiration, but it should be understood that Product names, logos, brand names, trademarks and service marks featured in or referred to on this site are the property of their respective owners. No endorsement by or affiliation with those owners is intended or implied.