Manufacturer: Tucker (View all products by Tucker)
Model: Equitation Endurance (View all Equitation Endurance Trail Saddle reviews)
Category: Trail Saddles
Purchase: Having owned several Tucker endurance/plantation saddles, I needed one that was lighter in weight and had a lower cantle. A local ad on Craig's List turned out to be a great bargain...an upgraded Tucker equitation endurance model in like new condition for $775 compared to the new price of $1675.
Likes: This saddle has a secure close contact feel which makes me feel like a team with my horse instead of just sitting on a saddle going along for a ride. It is very comfortable for long trail rides, light weight, and beautifully made. This Tucker is my favorite of all of the Tucker's I've owned.
Dislikes: While riding on my larger horse the stirrup leathers pinch my calves, so I ride with half chaps or in riding pants that have suede at the calves. However, there is no pinching problem when I'm riding my narrower horse. But I suppose this would be a problem with any saddle with english stirrup leathers. It's really not a problem when considering all the pluses of this saddle though.
Quality: Tucker saddles are of excellent construction and quality, made to last forever and provide a wonderful riding experience.
Summary: Based on my experience with many different saddles brands and especially with several Tucker models, I recommend the equitation endurance to anyone who loves to trail ride or compete in endurance trials. Some gaited horse associations even allow this model to be used for showing too.
Author: Gaited Horse Lover from NC
Usefulness Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
10 reader(s) voted.
Shenandoah Trail Saddles
Stonewall Saddle Company Stonewall classic 14 inch Trail Saddles
Fallis Balanced Ride Trail Saddles
Circle Y Trail Gator Endurance Trail Saddles
Simco "Deluxe" trail saddle 8695 Trail Saddles
Circle y Alabama trail gaitor Trail Saddles
Jason McKenzie 1 / Wade saddle Trail Saddles
Huber Training saddle Trail Saddles
Fabtron Easy Rider Trail Trail Saddles
CTK TASO 18 Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Gaited wide tree Trail Saddles
ABETTA TRINITY SERENITY SYNTHETIC ENDURANCE SADDLE Trail Saddles
Wyoming Saddlery 16" Draft Custom Trail Saddles
DIXIELAND GAITED SADDLE Butterfly Skirt Roughout Trail Saddles
J. Stead Saddles.com Rose Wade Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Butterfly Light Rider Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles LIGHT RIDER BUTTERFLY EXTRA WIDE GAITED FIT Trail Saddles
Sycamore Creek Sadles TASO 16 Trail Saddles
Dixieland Saddles Round Skirt Western Trail Trail Saddles
Dixieland Custom Butterfly Western Trail Saddle Trail Saddles