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

       The Horse Forum > Horse Tack > Horse Tack and Equipment

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

This is a discussion on Tucker Saddle....opinions please!!! (lots of pics) within the Horse Tack and Equipment forums, part of the Horse Tack category
  • Mark tucker saddles
  • How can you identify a tucker saddle

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-17-2008, 02:44 PM
  #1
Banned
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.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    06-17-2008, 04:01 PM
  #2
Showing
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
  #3
Banned
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
  #4
Showing
Looks like it fits him fine! :)
     
    06-17-2008, 05:38 PM
  #5
Trained
I think that it looks good!
     
    06-17-2008, 10:19 PM
  #6
Banned
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
  #7
Trained
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
  #8
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
  #9
Banned
Quote:
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
  #10
Trained
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.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0