We recommend a round skirt for short-backed horses. The round skirt prevents hip coverage and allows for better freedom of movement for your horse's back legs and hip joints. Endurance saddles primarily feature round skirts due to the length of riding.
Full skirt saddles offer that coveted Western look with a tough, durable feel. Some riders claim to feel slightly more secure and balanced in a full skirt saddle.
The Western style fender has 2.5" wide stirrup leathers and is more rigid than the trail fender.
The trail fender has 1.5" wide stirrup leathers.
Unless specified, your new Tucker saddle will come with the stirrup it is pictured with. However, you may be able to choose a different stirrup free of charge depending upon which saddle you choose and what changes you would like to make.
Stirrups with Tucker's Ergo Balance design keep the rider's foot flat in the stirrup. The angled neck decreases joint fatigue and promotes balanced riding. Tucker's Trail Glide stirrups are also popular. Trail Glide™ stirrups are made of lightweight anodized aluminum alloy and stainless steel hardware with nylon top bar. A comfortable thick sponge rubber foot cushion helps lessen knee and ankle fatigue.