Model: Equitation Endurance
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: 3.33333 out of 5.
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