Custom Mule Saddle
Model: Custom Mule Saddle
Category: Trail Saddles
Purchase: We purchased this saddle at a local saddle shop and paid $850 for it. That included all the rigging front and back with cinch connector and a pretty decent cinch. They also traded out the stirrups for larger ones for us free of charge. They happened to have some mules there that day and also let us put it on the mule to see if we thought it would come close to ours. Our mule is a 10 yr old Belgium cross about 15 h and we have tried about 10 horse saddle on her and we couldn't find a good fit.
Likes: We we got this saddle home it fit fantastically. It was nice and wide and sat on her back nice. It wasn't down or up hill and didn't gap in the back. I was a little leery of how it would fit her before we brought it home but I was pleasantly surprised. It came with built in crupper rings and breast collars dee's and it's a nice solid saddle. Strong enough to work out of but it doesn't break your back throwing it on her back.
I rode her about an hour in it the first night and she seemed comfortable up hill and down and walked out nice and relaxed, it must of felt as good as it looked because she will let you know when she's hurting. No tail swishing or head bobbing.
Dislikes: The seat for the rider isn't the most comfortable I've ever sat in but I rode in it over an hour and can't say that I was sore. My husband thought it was kind of sat wide but it's built for a wide mule so it has to a little wide. My Dad and I can both comfortably ride it.
Quality: It has a nice high cantle that really tucks you in for climbing those hills.
The leather is fairly heavy and decent but it will need to be oiled several times to break it in and get the leather nice and soft. Don't ride it in the rain without conditioning it first.
Summary: Overall for the price I would say this is a good quality saddle. It's no custom made saddle but the tree fit the mule well and the seat is comfortable and the leather will be nice once it's properly conditioned. Good saddle for the money.
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