Tucker Saddle....opinions please!!! (lots of pics)

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    06-17-2008, 02:44 PM
Tucker Saddle....opinions please!!! (lots of pics)

Well first off the Tucker was TOTALLY a dream to ride in. It wasn't broken in, but still it was comfortable. The seat had soooo much padding in it that it felt like I was sitting on a cloud. There was really nothing I'd change on the saddle...well maybe I'd add some tooling hehe.

Question: I know having dry spots on the withers is bad...it means the tree is pinching the withers, but what if there's dry spots on the sides of the horse, below the withers but not ON the withers? My trainer didn't think it meant anything, but I thought I'd check
THis is what I mean:

?????? What do you all think?

And here are just pictures with the saddle and Sonny

He responded good to it, stopped fast when I asked....walk, trot, canter...leg-yield...back up...even spooked fine :roll:
But what confuses me is that he did good also in the Abetta which was too small for him I don't think he'd do the quick stops though but everything else. He's not a complainer which I'm really unhappy about cause it makes saddle fitting and anything really hard cause he won't show if it's bothering him or not.

Also it was kinda chilly today...I rode him HARD (fast fast trot and canter) for a good 1.5-2.5 hours and he didn't sweat much. I'm going to be trying the saddle again on Thursday but wanted to know if any of you had an idea now if it looked like the saddle fit him.
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    06-17-2008, 04:01 PM
I thnk it fits him perfectly. In the first picture you can actually see the shape of the tree and it's in perfect outline with him.
    06-17-2008, 04:07 PM
I hope your right (which I'm sure you are cause I'm sure EVERYONE knows more than me on this subject)
I know it has a high pommel/tree whatever you want to call it (or the horn part hehe...not sure of the correct term), but I LOVE it that way
    06-17-2008, 05:15 PM
Looks like it fits him fine! :)
    06-17-2008, 05:38 PM
I think that it looks good!
    06-17-2008, 10:19 PM
You all really think so?!?! YAY! Free smoothies, ice cream, cake, brownies, and cookies for everyone lol

What would explain that dry spot though do you think?
How does it look on Sonny? I think it looked snazzy on him
    06-18-2008, 01:53 AM
This is just my assumption on the dry spots... I could be totally wrong tho. So here goes. I think that the dry spots are being caused by air flow. See the tree left it's mark and because that particular saddle doesn't have big skirts typical on a western saddle the actual saddle wasn't pressing on the pad there. The lower sweat marks were caused by you legs holding the pad to Sonny. You can see if you look closely at the left and right shoulder pictures of sonny in the saddle there is a little gap there where the pad isn't touching him. Those gaps correspond to the dry spots on him unsaddled.

I think that Snazzy.... Is the perfect word. I really like it!

If you get Horse and rider magazine... there is a good article on saddle fitting in it. I thought of you while I was reading it.

Is this Saddle in your price range? I would rather see you get this one than the BO's circle Y.
    06-18-2008, 01:56 AM
Green Broke
It looks good on him and has tons of Ds for trail riding! I really like it, and buy it even!
    06-18-2008, 01:30 PM
Originally Posted by Dumas'_Grrrl

If you get Horse and rider magazine... there is a good article on saddle fitting in it. I thought of you while I was reading it.

Is this Saddle in your price range? I would rather see you get this one than the BO's circle Y.
No, I personally don't get Horse and Rider, but I have a friend that does so I'll borrow it from her. Is it in this months issue?

The saddle is $800. My dad is putting in $300 so I'd have enough to buy it. I do have enough to buy it, and anyways the BOs daughter isn't selling her Circle Y and the only other one in my price range has a too small of seat for me.
I'll be trying the saddle all day on Thursday (not all on Sonny, but on the other horses as well) just to make sure that it's going to be comfortable for me to ride in all the time and train the green horses and break bad habits in

I'll keep ya all updated!!
    06-18-2008, 05:03 PM
Its worth the 3-4 buck to pick it up off the newsstand. It has great advice just for the problems you are facing. As well as a checklist and info on balance and videoing your ride in the saddle with questions to ask while you are in the seat to evaluate the saddle later while you are reviewing the video. I think it will help you bunches. Yes it is the July 08 issue.

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