The Horseshoe Bend saddle is ideal for Competitive trail or an All-Around saddle because it has a reinforced wood tree suitable for roping, dragging, or ponying. A latigo rope strap attached to the swell keeps your rope handy. It features a close contact skirt shape, cut out under the rider’s leg, for precise cueing and the Adjustable Position Close Contact rigging so you can use one of three rigging options to best suit your horse. The Horseshoe Bend is a workhorse, but it still provides Ultimate Trail Comfort with the Tucker patented Gel-Cush™ shock absorbing seat and preset fenders with ErgoBalance™ stirrups. Your choice of stainless steel or brass slotted conchos-or dress it up with a Tucker concho package. Tooled version features an attractive basketweave border tool. Apache leather seat has a little more "stick" than a standard grainout seat.