Western Double Dee Drop
This style is conventional Western rigging with tie strap and off billets, but sits lower on the horse for less bulk under the rider's leg and closer contact with the horse.
Balanced Ride English Billet
This rigging has three one-inch wide billets which attach to an English girth.
We recommend a round skirt for short-backed horses. The round skirt prevents hip coverage and allows for better freedom of movement for your horse's back legs and hip joints. Endurance saddles primarily feature round skirts due to the length of riding.
Full skirt saddles offer that coveted Western look with a tough, durable feel. Some riders claim to feel slightly more secure and balanced in a full skirt saddle.
The Western style fender has 2.5" wide stirrup leathers and is more rigid than the trail fender.
The trail fender has 1.5" wide stirrup leathers.
Unless specified, your new Tucker saddle will come with the stirrup it is pictured with. However, you may be able to choose a different stirrup free of charge depending upon which saddle you choose and what changes you would like to make.
Stirrups with Tucker's Ergo Balance design keep the rider's foot flat in the stirrup. The angled neck decreases joint fatigue and promotes balanced riding. Tucker's Trail Glide stirrups are also popular. Trail Glide™ stirrups are made of lightweight anodized aluminum alloy and stainless steel hardware with nylon top bar. A comfortable thick sponge rubber foot cushion helps lessen knee and ankle fatigue.
You'll want to specify the right girth length for your new Tucker saddle. Not sure how to measure for girth length? Click here to learn how to measure your horse's girth. Already have a girth that fits well? You can use the following chart to gauge what size girth to order:
|If you are ordering||But are currently riding||Then adjust your current girth measurement|
|Western or Enduro Balance Ride||Dropped Rigging||Keep the same measurement|
|Western or Enduro Balance Ride||In Skirt Rigging||2-4" Shorter|
|Western or Enduro Balance Ride||English Hunter||Up to 8" Shorter|
|Western or Enduro Balance Ride||English dressage||Keep same measurement|
|English||English Hunter||Subtract up to 4"|
|English||English Dressage||Add up to 4"|