These riders spend countless hours and miles across the U.S. riding, testing, and enjoying the beautiful landscape while riding a Tucker.
Since beginning her long-distance riding adventures at age 22, Gillian has embraced an ethos of wilderness equestrian travel that blends a love of the outdoors with respect and care for her equine partners. Her focus remains on learning how to navigate the many challenges of wilderness riding and sharing this information with others who long to explore backcountry trails on horseback.
Gillian became the youngest person to solo thru-ride the Pacific Crest Trail, covering the 2650 miles from Mexico to Canada alone with her horses first in 2014, then again in 2016. After that, she went on to ride the Arizona Trail and the Colorado Trail in 2017, then completed another Mexico-to-Canada route on the Continental Divide Trail in 2018—the first person to thru-ride both the PCT and the CDT—eventually accumulating more than 10,000 backcountry wilderness miles with the same two horses.
"This was my third Mexico-to-Canada ride, and it was definitely the most enjoyable for my horses entirely because they had zero back issues thanks to their Tucker saddles. I am very happy and proud to be riding these long-distance trails in a Tucker saddle.: - Gillian Larson