Measuring Your Horse




At Tucker Trail Saddles, we believe proper saddle fit and comfort for the horse or mule is the first priority. We offer a variety of tree fits for your trotting, gaited, foundation, or draft horse and mule. We use the back tracings to evaluate which tree will fit best so the accuracy of the measurements is imperative. Let’s get started!


Please include the following content in your shipment:

1. Tracing 1: Behind the shoulder blade. See Photo A as a reference for this position.

2. Tracing 2: 7” back from the first measurement.

3. Tracing 3: 15” behind where the first measurement was taken.

4. Tracing 4: Lengthways on your horse’s back, from the withers to the croup, as shown in Photo B.

5. Photos of your horse, with his head in a natural up position, and from both sides without a saddle. You may also include photos with a saddle, but we need to see your horse’s back without a saddle to make a recommendation.

6. Please print and fill out this form and include it in your package. The more information we have the more accurate our recommendation.

You will then send this package to:

Tucker Saddlery,
P.O. Box 797,
Yoakum, Texas 77995

We know you’re eager to get an answer, please look for a phone call or email with the tree recommendation within 1-3 weeks after we receive the tracings. Our Saddle Fit Technicians contact you as soon as possible.

We are not able to evaluate emailed tracings, as scanning or photographing the tracings can lead to distortions in sizing. With trees as little as 1/4″ apart it’s important that we have the most accurate tracings possible, so we require hard copies mailed to us.

In the meantime, check out the revitalized Classics and luxurious Horizon saddles.