Francois Gauthier Reining Saddle by Jim Taylor

Designed for Francois Gauthier, this saddle features the special 'FG shoulders free' reining tree for both the horse and rider's comfort. The rider can use any part of the saddle during tough reining maneuvers, yet has a definite secure pocket to sit down on the horse when needed.  The fenders are comfortably set for natural leg position and overall rider balance. This is one of the most popular all-around reining saddles that Jim Taylor has built.

Francois Gauthier is a respected USA reining trainer with 30 years experience. 15-time NRHA Futurity Finalist and NRHA Judge. Winning over $500,000, Francois is among the top 20 life-time NRHA earners.



True comfort for today's riders & horses begins with the revolutionary new Jim Taylor "shoulders-free" tree. New design for less pressure on the horse shoulder improved fit for both horse & rider.

The Francois Gauthier tree was designed for Francois Gauthier.  It features a combination of an 'association' style swell with a quarter horse width gullet.  The bars are the 'arizona' type with our special twist & flare for equal pressure over the entire horse's back. Our 'shoulders free' front bar angle greatly reduces the pressure on both sides of the horse's withers above the scapular area.



  • 16 1/4" Seat
  • Golden Tan Herman Oak Leather
  • Caramel suede seat with 1/2" memory foam
  • In-skirt front rigs and regular rear rigs
  • Butterfly Skirt
  • 7/8 medium basket tooled
  • Tooled carriers
  • Synthetic wool lining
  • Hamley twist fenders
  • 2" Engraved aluminium stirrups
  • WR Antique Silver Concho
  • Regular reiner style cantle
SKU 014590-2150
Brand Jim Taylor
Shipping Weight 20.0000kg

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