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post #1 of 6 Old 05-29-2013, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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CTK Saddles for Gaited Horses

I recently ran across a unique looking saddle for sale (on consignment) at a local tack store - brand is CTK. The seller, according to the guy at the tack shop, rode MFT.

It reminded me a bit of a McClellan in the amount of open space beneath the pommel (no horn), but the back half of the seat was padded/cushioned. The skirt was round, the whole saddle was lighter in weight, medium tree.

Most of the clientele at that tack store are strictly QH people, and even most of the staff don't have a lot of familiarity with gaited horses.

This is the saddle I saw - not the EXACT one, but I found it on the maker's web page.
http://www.sycamorecreeksaddles.com/TA0005-B.JPG

Just wondering if anyone has experience with this saddle, or the saddle maker? It looked and felt well-made, quality leather, etc. Person was asking $649 and it looked like new, but most of the prices for new saddles on the site are in that range as well.

Since I'm not actively saddle shopping (I ride in a Tucker, and love it) I didn't try it out BUT I wouldn't turn my nose up at having another saddle to play around in, too.

Thoughts?

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-31-2013, 08:56 AM
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Wish I could help, but I'm also considering a CTK saddle. (Need to sell my Aussie Muster Master first, anyone interested? :) ) I'm glad to hear you felt it looked well made, I've never seen one in person. If you get it, tell us how it worked out!
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post #3 of 6 Old 05-31-2013, 10:03 AM
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I have a brand new CTK Cinch for sale if anyone is interested?! I have never rode in a CTK but I know several people with Peruvian paso's who love them.

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post #4 of 6 Old 04-30-2015, 05:59 PM
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Hi Jolly Badger! I know its been a few years since your post - did you pick up that CTK saddle? Do you know if it is still available? And where are you located?
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post #5 of 6 Old 05-03-2015, 02:57 PM
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Yes, an old post, but another plug for those Saddles...

Everyone I have ever talked to was happy with their CTK Saddle, especially considering the low prices for them.

Tony from Sycamore Creek Saddles is very professional and works personally with the Saddle Maker CTK Saddlery in Columbia.


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post #6 of 6 Old 05-10-2015, 07:51 PM
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I have a CTK saddle for my Peruvian Paso/Paso Fino cross and it my most favorite saddle. I've had a Tucker before. I've ridden 16 hours in the last week and my butt doesn't get tired. There is memory foam in the seat and under the tree for the horse. The black leather fades out a little but doesn't bother me. I bought my saddle in stock from Tony after sending him a drawing of my horse's withers. I got the saddle for $500. I'll also be using it on my TWH/Peruvian cross.
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