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Ergonomic Shock Absorbing Seat
English Bridle Leather

263 Horizon North Star



Long days and sore joints in the saddle have met their match! After a long ride, an ordinary saddle leaves your joints hurting, your back sore, and soft areas tender. Tucker Trail Saddles are known all over the world for their incredible comfort which is second to none. A Tucker Horizon series trail saddle will give you an entirely different riding experience. From the advanced saddle tree system to the ergonomic shock absorbing seat, experience the most advanced equine riding system available. It’s more than another trail saddle – it’s the Horizon series by Tucker. Based upon Tucker’s best-selling 260 High Plains,  the Horizon series North Star has the same wide swells and deep, 5” cantle to keep you secure and supported in the saddle. The leather is truly exceptional – English bridle leather is known for its luxurious softness from the first time you use it and naturally resists moisture and the elements.

Tri-tech fit system
• Designed to provide hours of riding comfort for your horse
• The base provides modest flexibility to accommodate conformational variances in a horse’s back
• The skirt includes a flexible panel which maximizes weight distribution to help eliminate pressure points for the horse
• The flexible panel has a finger design which allows it to flex independent of the tree for a truly dynamic fit
• Gel-Cush™ bar pad lines the flexible panel to enhance comfort and

Ergonomic Shock Absorbing Seat
(patent number 6,434,916)
• Our redesigned shock absorbing ground seat is contoured to provide a close contact riding experience while reducing impact
• Sculptured cushion design features an ergonomic relief channel that helps eliminate pressure
• Silicone matrix is paired with patented Gel-Cush™ to provide a more comfortable ride while eliminating pressure points in tender areas
• The latest in Gel-Cush™ shock absorbing technology

English Bridle Leather
• Exceptional quality and naturally resists moisture and the elements
• Dye will not run or rub off
• Luxurious supple feel from the first time that you use it
• Hand crafted with detail to the finest craftsmanship
• Accented with functional trim and stainless steel decorative hardware

Your horse’s comfort is just as important as your own, so the North Star is available in all of two tree fits. These are our general guidelines, and you can learn more with our Saddle Fitting Guide.
Medium: fits most horses that are of average build with a defined wither
Wide: fits most horses with a round, or mutton wither, and of foundation build

If you’re still not sure, send us back measurements and we’ll provide an expert tree fit recommendation for free!

Tucker saddles are offered in half sizes because of the luxurious seat padding. Use our Seat Sizing Guide to help you determine your ideal seat size.

SKU: 263- Categories: , ,

Product Description

Color: Brown, Black English Bridle Leather

Brown and Black saddles come with a black seat

Seat Sizes: 15 ½”, 16 ½”, 17 ½”, 18 ½”

Tree: Medium, Wide

Cantle: 5” • Horn Height: 2 1/2”

Swell: 14 1/2” • Weight: 35 lbs.

Skirt: 26” Full • Tooling: Tooled

Hardware: Chrome with engraved Tucker logo conchos and rings

Rigging: In-skirt Western with Leather Latigos

Western fenders

Additional Information

Weight 35 lbs
Seat Size

15 ½", 16 ½", 17 ½", 18 ½"


1-Black, 2-Brown




5-In-skirt Western


1-Western Med


EBS Leather Covered Tooled 2.5″






Medium, Wide

Supple Ride™ (Upgrade $99.95)

S-Yes (Upgrade $99.95)

1 review for 263 Horizon North Star

  1. 5 out of 5


    I was riding in a Bob Marshall Treeless saddle for several years but found the last one I bought was sliding off to the side and I fell off twice. It was then I decided to go to a tree. I also bought before this saddle a Circle Y Just Be Natural thinking it would not slide with the traditional look of a western saddle and some wood in the pommel and cantal. Nope! It was so uncomfortable I was ready for a secure treed saddle with 7/8th rigging. I love the 263 Horizon, the new seat is fabulous I do not feel the tree in this saddle, it is secure and even if loose it never twists or slides. The price was higher when I first looked at these saddles but I got a great on line deal with a free B/C and Bridle to match and am so happy with my purchase I highly recommend this saddle for the leather used, the seat’s comfort, the fit on my horse and me and the superior make. I expect this to be my last saddle. I only wish I could have all of this in a lighter saddle, it is rather heavy for me to swing up but if I do it a few days a week it will be something I am always a custom to doing. I forgot to mention the beauty of this saddle I have the brown one and the tooling and the silver is awesome.

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