Horse Tack Review


Tucker
River Plantation
Trail Saddles

For Sale on eBay


Manufacturer: Tucker
Model: River Plantation
Category: Trail Saddles

Purchase: Purchased from Outfitters Supply for $1380, including smooth leather and enduro-balanced double rigging.

Likes: Wow! Sitting in this saddle is like a La-Z-Boy chair! Not only is the deep seat super comfortable, but it sits you correctly. The leather is very nice. The enduro-balance double rigging is awesome! It's well worth the $55 premium. Not only is it logical because the girthing is essentially pulled from both the front and back, and the saddle very much stays in place. I like the weight of this saddle too; not super heavy like a Western saddle. I didn't think that I'd like the Plantation fenders but found that I love them.

Dislikes: I don't like the aluminum Easy Trail stirrups and neoprene girth that comes with the saddle. The aluminum stirrups bang against the horse when I'm not in the saddle, so I'm replacing those with the nylon EasyCare E-Z stirrups. Besides, the aluminum alloy will probably be hot in the summer. My horses hate neoprene girths, so I've had to get another girth. The problem is that the billets are 1 1/4 inch wide, so you need a girth with buckles that are that are at least that wide. No English girth has buckles that wide. Tried using an Aussie girth, but those buckles are exactly 1 1/4 wide and it's a bit snug.

Quality: Couldn't ask for more. The leather needed a good leather creaming before the first ride but it's excellent quality. I'm no novice to saddles, and construction seems to be very high quality. Saddle seat is absolutely awesome!

Summary: The deep seat of this saddle is awesome if you have Off the Track Thoroughbreds like mine. A crow hop here and a racehorse gallop there will keep you seated very comfortably and without worry. I wish that Tucker would rethink the stirrup and girth offerings for this saddle, but they're easily replaceable.

Rating: 4

Author: New Tucker Fan

Date: 0000-00-00

Usefulness Rating: 2.85714 out of 5.
7 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..





Other Reviews You May Find Interesting 


specialized endurance Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles D9U/ Butterfly Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Butterfly Light Rider Trail Saddles
Corriente Assosiation Trail Saddles
TN Saddlery Synthetic Trail Saddle Synthetic Trail Saddle Trail Saddles
James Saddlery Universal Pattern Military Saddle Trail Saddles
CTK saddlery TAS015 - B Trail Saddles
Martin Saddlery All Around Saddle Trail Saddles
Big. Horn Buckaroo. Flex saddle #1694 Trail Saddles
Fred Hook slick fork Trail Saddles
Tahoe Tack Tahoe Bad to the Bone Pleasure Trail Saddle Trail Saddles
Billy Cook 1779 Trail Saddles
Down Under Saddle Supply The Legend Australian Saddle Trail Saddles
Crest Ridge Saddlery Sinclair Lite Plantation Trail Saddle Trail Saddles
Sycamore Creek Saddles SSC005 Trail Saddles
Tennessean Endurance Trail Leather Saddle Trail Saddles
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Butterfly light rider wide tree Trail Saddles
rs saddlery training saddle Trail Saddles
High Horse by Circle Y Eldorado Trail Saddles
Sharon Saare Endurance/Trail Saddle Trail Saddles

2004-2012 Horse Tack Review



 About Us •  Join Our Mailing List •  Privacy Policy