I finally got an opportunity to try a Tucker River Plantation, in a wide tree tree. My dream saddle. My horse is large SSH that has a wide back. I’ve ridden this girl in a new, wide tree Circle Y Flex2 and it rolled so bad I couldn’t mount from the ground. I also tried am older reg QH Flex2 and it didn’t roll, but left dry spots behind the withers. The Tucker feels great to me, but it doesn’t seem to sit just right on the mare. She was extremely pissed to have it on her…but she is most of the time anyway so I cannot go on her attitude alone. The saddle seemed slightly elevated in the front…almost “perched”. Is this the norm for a Tucker? Some of the felt is not making contact with her at the top of the bar. And the sides…I could barely get my hand under the front of the bars…not cinched up and with no pad. The wide Tucker isn’t as wide as the Reg QH bar Circle Y it seems. What’s up with these saddles? Is this one too narrow for her or does it look ok? Or is Tucker just plain not gonna work? Thanks in advance for any advice!
Here’s a link to the photos that I have, they are not the best and she was standing downhill on the full body shot. I can get more if this weather EVER breaks! I also have pics of her in the Album “Molly”. I know she is overweight. Her previous owners had her on 2 scoops of sweet feed a day…ridiculous.