Old Hickory is the nickname given to Andrew Jackson, the 7th president of the United States. Jackson, born in 1767 and had many roles including a frontier lawyer and a justice on the Tennessee Supreme Court. Jackson’s property, The Hermitage, is a stunning landmark near Nashville, Tennessee. As colonel and commander of the TN militia, Jackson earned the respect of his men, and consequently the nickname “Old Hickory” after he defied an order and led the militia back to Tennessee.
In 1813, Jackson and 2nd Division Tennessee Regiment were sent to what is not just north of Natchez Mississippi to defend against a possible attack by the British on New Orleans. When Jackson received a “disband” order it meant he would cast his volunteers adrift to find their own way home, with their own money and resources. So, Jackson financed the supplies and led his men back to Tennessee via the Natchez Trace. Giving up his horses for the sick and walking alongside his men. “His determination, combined with his willingness to suffer alongside his men, caused his men to come up with the nickname ‘Old Hickory.’” (NPS, 2019)
The Old Hickory saddle is rugged like Jackson, but beautiful like his home outside Nashville. And, like his nickname, its custom made to fit your horse. Tennessee Saddlery, with our partner Steele Saddle Tree you can choose from any variation of the LT model, which is designed for gaited horses with any gullet size.