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    01-04-2010, 03:41 AM
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Green Broke
Tucker Saddles, opinions/reviews?

I am looking into buying a new saddle in the middle to late of this year, preferably for summer. Thunder has out grown the one I bought for his training a year ago. It does the job, but he has definitely outgrown it...a cheap Abetta saddle. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the look and descriptions of Tucker saddles, but have yet to sit on one or look at them in person.

Anyone have any experience??

Here's the one I am personally head over heals, drooling for.

Tucker's Old West Trail Saddle with FREE GIFT

This one isn't bad either.

I of course plan on doing my research on what will fit him best and do all the right things for getting him a good saddle.

Which leads me to my other question. If I get a new saddle this year and he is only 4, will this cause problems if he bulks up a bit more in the coming years?
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    01-04-2010, 07:57 AM
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Here is a link to a place with some reviews on Tuckers and many other Brands of Saddles.

If one of the Models you are looking at has the new Flex Tree in them, I would avoid that model like the plaque - IMHO

Our QH went from needing a Semi-QH Tree to a Full QH Tree when he turned 5.

Not all Horse make that dramatic of a change, some may only go up one size, but I would wait to see how your Horse changes before deciding on what Saddle and/or Tree in said Saddle you need as this would be a more expensive and possibly the last Saddle you may get for your Horse.

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    01-04-2010, 08:13 AM
  #3
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This is the link that Kevin mentioned: Horse Tack Review.com - Reviews of horse tack and rider supplies!
     
    01-04-2010, 08:47 AM
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Originally Posted by iridehorses    

Thanks, I am not sure why the link did not work, will try to edit post



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    01-04-2010, 01:49 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Thank you Kevin! What are the negatives with the flex tree?

Also I have a Kiger mustang (they tend to mature muscle late)

So far those are the only styles I like after reviewing Circle Y and another brand I cannot remember. I also wasn't fond of the weight on the first Tucker saddle, but it's old west design is very appealing.

I will be doing a large amount of trails, any suggestions in a quality comfortable saddle....good brand as well.
     
    01-04-2010, 04:44 PM
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Originally Posted by free_sprtd    
Thank you Kevin! What are the negatives with the flex tree?

Also I have a Kiger mustang (they tend to mature muscle late)

So far those are the only styles I like after reviewing Circle Y and another brand I cannot remember. I also wasn't fond of the weight on the first Tucker saddle, but it's old west design is very appealing.

I will be doing a large amount of trails, any suggestions in a quality comfortable saddle....good brand as well.
Flex Trees....hmmmmm....

IMO, taking 3 or 4 different materials and producing a tree is risky, a well know manufacture had to pull their first version off the market because of problems.

There are several brands of Flex Trees that do this, many have a weight limit or a bounce limit as I call it, even if you weigh under the weight limit and bounce down hard on the Saddle, they Tree will over-flex and pinch the Horse.

Do you mean the weight is too heavy or too light? A good Heavy Duty Trails Saddle is going to weigh 30-35 lbs unfortunately.


There are some pretty nice Cordura and Leather Combination SAddles that would weigh about 21lbs - Fabtron makes some very fancy ones and a few others


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    01-04-2010, 05:14 PM
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Green Broke
I purchased aTucker Gen II endurance a few years ago. Absolutely love it! My horse has been very comfy (that's why I purchased it, he had been showing signs the other saddle didn't fit anymore as he bulked up).

I am a trail rider and have spent up to 8 hours in the saddle. Felt great. The next day my horse was ready to go again.

They rated very high (5 horseshoes ) on the site kevinshorses gave.

The leather is good quality as are all the fittings.

A couple of my friends have ordered one for themselves now.

I was fortunate that a tack shop 3 hours away carried them so I could sit in one. I ordered the next size up for myself than I usually take. Some companies offer a demo try. Might be worth looking into.

Good luck.
     
    01-05-2010, 01:35 AM
  #8
Green Broke
Thank you everyone! I will add this info into consideration when I am going to purchase mine.
     
    01-05-2010, 06:36 AM
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Lacy, on the site Kevin (SouthernTrails) gave, one Tucker got high marks but several didn't. I had been tempted by the Tucker as well but avoided it due to the very mixed reviews - just my 2
     
    01-05-2010, 01:41 PM
  #10
Green Broke
Hmmm good point Bill, I'll do my research as well. What do you prefer in saddle brands Bill?
     

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