- - Tucker saddle?
|Rwiley ||01-27-2013 09:07 AM |
I have spent several months trying to educate myself about tucker saddles and have decided to buy one. There are two problems. I can't find a dealer with one of the two models I am interested in and I can't seam to get Tucker's saddle fit expert to respond to my calls or let me know about which tree I need to use. I sent the measurements, drawings and pics weeks ago. The local "dealer" doesn't and won't carry tucker inventory do to cost and the next two closest dealers that do are 3 and 5 hours away, if I am driving, add an hour for wife, ha. Needless to say, I was wandering if any of you can suggest another saddle maker that has a really high quality really comfy saddle that I can look in to. Tucker is said to be the best but if you can't put your hands on one it ain't worth a crap. Oh yeah I am in north west Florida if you happen to know of one I need to check out.
|maura ||01-27-2013 09:16 AM |
Wow, I'm really surprised. My riding buddy had a Tucker made a couple of years ago and the customer service was wonderful, and the saddle is pretty fabulous. We did do a tracing of her horse's withers to get tree size. I suspect the real problem may be your local dealer.
Can you try calling Tucker directly? 1-800-882-5375 or locally at 361-293-3501 - that's from their website.
I know people who have the Tuckers love them, and I was impressed by the quality. I also really liked the option to put English rigging, billets and stirrups on the saddles.
The other saddle I often hear mentioned by people who do the long trail rides are the Imus saddles. Gaited Horse Saddles
|SouthernTrails ||01-27-2013 09:17 AM |
The Horse Saddle Shop is a long way from you, but they are good people and can probably help with sizing and fitting of a Tucker Saddle
|Joe4d ||01-27-2013 09:20 AM |
honestly probably the quickest and easiest is to call the 3 hour saddle shops, see if they have in stock the saddle you want or one with the same seat and size, then see if they have in stock a couple different tree sizes. then just make the 3 hour drive.
|Rwiley ||01-27-2013 09:40 AM |
Sorry I didn't say that I actually visited both the one on Jacksonville, 3hours away, and the one in Atlanta, 5 hours. Neither of them have the old west model and neither can tell with any certainty which tree I need. "Just take it home and bring it back if it don't fit". Thats all good but neither of them has either of the saddles I want in "my" size. I would order one in a New York minute from the horse town in Atlanta if I could just find out about the trees from tucker.
Oh we'll, I'll keep looking. Never know what I'll find while waiting on them to respond.
|Rwiley ||01-27-2013 09:46 AM |
Where is the horse saddle shop???
|Rwiley ||01-27-2013 09:53 AM |
Oh and yes, it is "tucker" I have been waiting on. Called and got transfered to the "saddle fit" lady and got her answering machine. left her my name, number and a brief message and so far no return call. that was over a week ago. The lady in Atlanta was extremely helpful and is standing on ready to make my order for me.
|Rwiley ||01-27-2013 10:21 AM |
The Imus does certainly look good. I think I'll give them a call tomorrow and see what they have. I don't have a gaited horse, just looking for cumfoft for my old bones and for my buddy.
|Rwiley ||01-27-2013 10:59 AM |
Oh, I have actually been to their web site before. They do have really good prices. I am going to road to the horse in a few weeks. I may call and see if they can help with my fitting and visit them if they have the old west model in stock.
Thanks for the ideas folks.
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