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        06-18-2008, 06:41 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    The dry spots could be caused by air flow, or the three could be fitting to tightly there, pinching it to teh point where it can't even sweat. It throws me off though, there are sweat marks above, on the wither, which is where most dry spots happen. It could be Airflow. I would take your thumb nail and put a moderate ammount of pressure and slide it over the dry spot and see if he acts sore. Also check if it has a lot of heat in that area, because if its from air flow, it shouldn't be too hot.
         
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        06-18-2008, 09:43 PM
      #12
    Showing
    Keep us updated, SW! ;)
         
        06-18-2008, 10:36 PM
      #13
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Abby
    The dry spots could be caused by air flow, or the three could be fitting to tightly there, pinching it to teh point where it can't even sweat. It throws me off though, there are sweat marks above, on the wither, which is where most dry spots happen. It could be Airflow. I would take your thumb nail and put a moderate ammount of pressure and slide it over the dry spot and see if he acts sore. Also check if it has a lot of heat in that area, because if its from air flow, it shouldn't be too hot.
    the spots are below where the tree is....there is no tree there to put pressure on so I don't think it's the tree. I believe it is just air flow but then again I could be wrong. I tried pressing all around his back and there was no sensitivity...a few flickering of muscles but he does that no matter what place a touch whether it's his back leg, stomach, withers, neck, every place. I think he's ticklish hehe

    I'll ride with that saddle again on Thursday...take more pictures and press there with my thumb nail...but I think if anything he'll move to the side with that...he's fairly good about moving when I press against him.

    Also, the tree wouldn't go that far deep into the side, nor in that funny of shape where there is points and so on...the more I look at the picture, the more I believe it's air flow

    I can't remember how hot each part was...when I was feeling it, I was feeling it for moisture...not heat...I know it was hot, but can't recall if it was as hot as the parts that was sweating.
         
        06-19-2008, 07:49 PM
      #14
    Banned
    UPDATE:
    When I put the saddle on and cinched it up I checked the sides where the dry spots are. I was able to fit my whole arm between the saddle and the opening by the side. So I'm sure that is the cause of the dryness. Will that change when the saddle gets broken in more?

    The saddle is comfortable, and I'm probably going to be getting it (are you happy, Mary? Hehehe )
    But one thing is kinda confusing me...maybe it's because I've just been getting better looks at it, but it seems there is getting ALOT of marks on the saddle all of a sudden...I think it is just I've been looking at it longer, but not sure...
    Anyways I'm going to have my mom call up (hopefully) and see if they'd take $700 for it...if not it's no big deal, but would be great if I could get it even cheaper than what it is now

    Also, if I do buy it, what type of leather conditioners can I get to put on the saddle so it stays in good shape? What cleaners should I use? How often should I use it?
         
        06-19-2008, 10:44 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by SonnyWimps
    UPDATE:
    When I put the saddle on and cinched it up I checked the sides where the dry spots are. I was able to fit my whole arm between the saddle and the opening by the side. So I'm sure that is the cause of the dryness. Will that change when the saddle gets broken in more?

    The saddle is comfortable, and I'm probably going to be getting it (are you happy, Mary? Hehehe )
    But one thing is kinda confusing me...maybe it's because I've just been getting better looks at it, but it seems there is getting ALOT of marks on the saddle all of a sudden...I think it is just I've been looking at it longer, but not sure...
    Anyways I'm going to have my mom call up (hopefully) and see if they'd take $700 for it...if not it's no big deal, but would be great if I could get it even cheaper than what it is now

    Also, if I do buy it, what type of leather conditioners can I get to put on the saddle so it stays in good shape? What cleaners should I use? How often should I use it?
    I don't think the tree is going to be changing shape over time.... it really isn't designed to..... yes, I am very happy Hopefully you can get it for cheaper, but remember scuffs won't affect the way it fits.... hehe, but it affects the price
         
        06-20-2008, 07:33 AM
      #16
    Showing
    The tree better not change over time!!!! (...although your horse's shape may).

    Some leathers scuff more readily then others and show all kinds of marks; it does not effect the saddle in any way but the appearance.

    As for conditioners, I like to use a product called Black Rock. It is by far the best conditioner I've ever seen. It can be a little pricey and hard to find but you only need a minuscule amount to work and it leaves a nice patina on the leather. I use it sparingly but use Horseman's One Step in between.
         
        12-26-2008, 09:42 PM
      #17
    Foal
    I think it looks great on him!

    I LOVE my tucker, I've had it for 4 years and it still looks fantastic!
         
        10-11-2012, 03:07 PM
      #18
    Foal
    Hi, do you know what model of tucker that saddle is? I have the same one but am having a hard time finding any information on it!
         
        10-11-2012, 03:08 PM
      #19
    Showing
    OP's been banned, and this thread is from 2008.

    If you want information on your saddle, I suggest contacting the manufacturer.
         
        10-11-2012, 03:21 PM
      #20
    Showing
    I'm going to recommend you go with a shorter pad. This one is far too long. You may find it will start rubbing the hair off on his back. Look for one with a contoured top line and round skirts.
         

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