Hi Guys I am selling my Tucker Saddle. I put it on Craigslist for 950. But will sell it here for 850(what I paid). I have leased out my TWH (Bo) to a young girl and don't need the saddle anymore. It is in excellent condition. I only used it for 1 riding season. The lady I bought it from didn't used it more than 2 times. It is a 2000 model, #002577122W. It has the gel seat(VERY comfy). I hate to give up the comfort, but it doesn't work with Rebel and I decided to go with a lighter fabtron saddle for my older self to throw up on the big guy!! : ) Pictures to follow and let anyone know who is looking for a Tucker.
Wow.. nice saddle.....I dont want to sound dumb here... and maybe I haven't had enough coffee.... but I am thinking this is a gaited saddle, so how would you discribe the tree? it looks nice and wide...
I works well on Gaited horses, but it isn't specifically made for them. You can look up the Tucker sight. They have lots of different styles. Now they are making the Gen II and are getting real pricey. I think alot of Field Trial riders use them. Here is a picture of my friend riding Rebel in it. It fit good, but I liked the fit of the fabtron Tennessean on him better.
Somewhat because of the gel padded seat. I had a 16 1/2 Tennessean by Crates and I still think it would be equal to a roomy 16 1/2. My friend who is riding him is small and even with the room she felt secure in the saddle. But yes they say if your going to order or buy one don't be afraid to go a size larger. I usually use a 16 seat and this didn't seem way to big for me. Hope that answers it without confusing anyone.
Susan, will it fit a narrow horse? Both Jet and Sandy are slim through the shoulders. I use a built up saddle pad for them right now with my Billy Cook (I think it's a full qh bars) which helps, but it'd be nice to have something narrower.
I first tried the regular or their version of 3/4 QH, on Bo. I didn't like the fit. Though he is narrower, he still has some shoulder and needs it to do his gaits. Now Rebel, even though it fit him and he seemed happy, he has the flat backed, not much wither, hugh shoulders(I am talking Hulk Hogan). I wasn't totally happy with the fit on him. We have tried it on my friend Appy/tb, 17H narrower, high withered and it fit great. I have been through so much saddle fitting with a IMPOSSIBLE to fit TB, gaited wonder and 1/2 drafts that I have come to the conclusion that they need to made 10 sizes as every horse has his own quirks!! Take Rebel....he could not fit in the Crates full QH, but give him the 244(foundation QH) and he was a happy camper!!
I believe they say it weighs about 25 to 28 lbs. It is alot like the Cheyenne, I think. They do not make the Old Timer anymore and I have only found one on E-bay starting at 1000. They don't give the weight. I do know that Tucker is pretty good about answering questions when e-mailed. The model # is 002577122W.
Anyone is more than welcome to come out and go for a ride in it from my place....I have 10,000 acres to explore right across the street!! ;D Also if you would like to meet and take it with you for a couple of days to try(for only NWranch people) you are more than welcome, I trust you.
I do have a gal that is looking into info(but needed to wait till tomorrow) and is interested from Craigslist. I just know that I need to really ride my horse in a saddle before I know it fits.
Oh......I think NWequestrian that if you ride in a 17, this would be comfortable for you. That is one thing I like about it. I tried the 16 1/2 and I prefer the 17 1/2. I ride in a 16 normally. My friend who usually rides a 15 said she felt great too. Very high cantle and deep seat.
Anyway.....anybody is welcome to try it out and I would love to have you ride out from here......I even have maps for the Pope land!!
Sure thing Tracey. Aren't you the one with the Ewe soap? : ) I ran out of my brown sugar one and I am addicted. Not into the coffee bean one(too much stuff down the drain). So if we meet up I will need to buy some more soap! ;D
I just got an offer of trading the saddle for a 3 year old Appy. He is not bad looking, but I am sure not in the market for another horse. Especially one that needs miles.
Here is the picture, for some reason I feel that he doesn't look too happy. I might be wrong, just a feeling.