The difference is in the “rock” of the trees. The rock is the contour of the bar of the tree, and the back of the horse or mule, from front to back. Typically, mules have a straight back with very little rock. They inherit this conformation trait from their donkey parent. Horses have more contour or sway in their back when compared to a mule. Horses can range from straight-backed (some may use mule trees) to extreme rock (swaybacked).
Seat size is highly subjective and depends on your height, weight, body type, type of saddle, riding discipline, and personal preference. We always recommend a little extra room in the seat over a seat that’s too snug. Read more to view our seat size chart.
A Tucker trail saddle isn’t just a saddle – it’s the ticket for horse enthusiasts and their beloved equine partners to ride for hours at a time while remaining comfortable. To provide trail riding enthusiasts with ultimate comfort, Tucker Trail Saddles is excited to introduce an entirely different level of comfort – the Horizon Series trail saddle.
“The new Horizon saddle series was developed from our innovation combined with thousands of hours of trail riders’ feedback,” said Steve Tucker, founder, and president of Tucker Trail Saddles. “We believe these new saddles address all the needs of a trail rider to provide even more comfort for you and your horse.”
Tucker created the ErgoBalance™ stirrup (EBS) design as added comfort for your saddle. What makes these stirrups so great is the angled cone which helps keep a rider balanced in the saddle and decreases knee and ankle fatigue. The large end of the cone goes towards the horse. Read more for an image.
Ergonomically-sculptured seat design. This special seat design is available on all Horizon models. We sculptured our Gel-Cush™ padding so that it provides enough height and cushion to soften some of the impact sustained by the rider’s hip bones while also creating a slight relief channel of clearance for the groin and pelvic area. This has been a real breakthrough for riders with groin, prostate, or hemorrhoid sensitivity.
Yes, the Maverick Buckstitch breast collar uses stainless steel hardware.
Great question! Those are made to order so that they have information on your exact model, we do not keep them in stock. Authentication Certificates can still be ordered even though they show as Out of Stock, this generally takes 2-3 business days.