Frequently Asked Questions

Can I purchase a Tucker Saddle that will fit my horse?

Our medium width tree fits the majority of our customer’s horses. It is especially suited for horses with defined withers commonly found on gaited horses. Our wide tree fits horses with a more flat or broad wither. We also have an extra wide tree for draft types and a mule tree in medium and wide. If you are unsure of which tree width would be best for your horse or mule, we recommend you provide templates of your horse’s back. More information on measuring your horses back! Horses with shorter backs benefit from the length of the normal Tucker saddle skirt which measures less then 24″. Our cut-away skirt styles also benefit shorter backed horses.

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Does Tucker do saddle repair?

Yes, we do saddle and tack repair only and exclusively on Tucker products. To send a saddle in for repair, call 1-800-882-5375 to get shipping information and cost estimates.

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How do I become an Authorized Tucker Dealer?

Information in becoming an Authorized Tucker Dealer is available upon request to existing Tack retailers who have a permanent retail store front open to the general public during “typical” retail hours who are interested in carrying a full line of Tucker trail saddles and products.

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How do I measure my present saddle seat to compare with what I might need in a Tucker saddle?

We measure our saddle seats like the typical measuring standard of western saddles, from the base of the horn straight back to the center of the rim of the cantle. The Trooper and Montreal Lite are measured from the back of the cutback area of the seat front to the back of the seat seam.

Tucker’s seat sizes come in half sizes because of the patented Gel-Cush to give you that ultimate trail comfort experience. We recommend a seat with a little extra room is better than a seat that is too snug.

Use our Seat Sizing Guide to help you select your ideal seat size. Choose which icon best describes your conformation; then match your height, weight, and cantle height for which seat size best suits you.

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How do I read the serial number on my Tucker saddle?

There are 3 styles of numbers used through the years, each new style telling more than before about the saddle. From 2005 to present serial numbers will look like this: 260-721-1212-13 and 20081234. The 260 is the style, the 7 is seat size, the 2 is color, 1 tells if smooth or tooled, 1 is rigging, 2 is skirt, 1 is fender, 2 is stirrup, 1 is hardware, 3 is tree. The next set of numbers is the unique saddle number. For 2005-1998, numbers look like 012606123M. The 01 is year made, 260 is model, 6 is seat size, 123 is the unique saddle number, and M is medium tree. From 1998 and before, numbers were like E795123: E means Endurance (W means Western) 7 is month made, 95 is year made, 123 is the unique number for the saddle.

Using the current saddle numbering system, these are what the saddle numbers mean after the first 3 digits which are always the model:
Seat Size: may be a 5-8: 5=15.5″, 6=16.5″, 7=17.5″, 8=18.5″
Color: 1=Black, 2=Brown, 4=Golden
Tooling: 1=Tooled, 0=Smooth
Rigging: 1=Western, 2=EBR Single Tie, 3=EBR Double Tie, 4=English Billet, 5=Adjustable Position Close Contact, 8=Buckle Tie
Skirt: 1=Round, 2=Full
Fender: 1=Western, 2=Western Long, 3=Trail, 4=Trail Long, 5=Plantation, 6=English Stirrup leathers 7=Trooper Med, 8=Trooper Long
Stirrup: 1=Leather laced 2.5″, 2=Leather laced 3″, 3=Trail Glide standard, 4=Leather covered Trail Glide, 5=Trail Glide Hooded, 6=EBS Trail Glide, 7=Oversized Hooded Trail Glide, 8=EBS Leather laced, 9=Leather covered EBS Trail Glide
Hardware: 1=Brass, 2=Chrome, 3=Brass Concho, 4=Silver Concho, 5=Tucker conchos, 6=LA conchos, 7=Aztec Star conchos, 9=Brass hearts
Tree: 1=Medium, 2=Wide, 3=Extra Wide, 7=FB Medium, 8=FB Wide, 4=Mule Medium, 5=Mule Wide


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How well does the Gel-Cush padded seat hold up?

This padding never bottoms out. It absorbs pressure in all directions to disperse even shear forces. Now built into every Tucker Saddle. There is nothing to leak out or dry up. This special padding is not susceptible to heat or cold.

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What is the Ergo Seat?

Ergonomically-Sculptured Seat Design-This special seat design is available as an option on any Tucker Saddle. We have 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.

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What seat size do I need?

Consider your height, weight, body type, and the type of saddle you are used to when choosing the right seat size for your riding needs. Our saddle seats typically fit a bit smaller than some saddles because of all the great Gel-Cush™. Our average seat size is 16.5″ and usually accommodates medium height riders from 150 to 190 lbs. The 15.5″ seat fits small riders usually less than 150 lbs. The 17.5″ seat fits taller riders or larger than 190 lbs. The 18.5″ seat works well for the very tall and/or larger riders. The Montreal Royal Trooper seat measures 17.5 and 19.5.

Seat sizing tip: a little extra room in the seat is recommended over a seat that’s too snug.

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