Starting at just $2395. Our Custom Mule Saddles are the ultimate in trail riding comfort. Any of our saddle styles can also be designed for a mule. When talking about saddle design for mules you may have heard terms like “mule bars”, “mule tree” or “mule saddle”. What is it that makes fitting a mule properly different from fitting a horse?
First of all don’t be fooled by thinking that all you have to do is get a custom mule saddle built on mule bars or a mule tree. While mule backs have certain tendencies that differ from the horse they are still individuals and need to be treated as such. Anytime you see a breed specific saddle or tree, it absolutely does not guarantee that it is going to fit. There is just as much variation in the shape of mules’ back as there is among horse’s.
Generally speaking the back of the mule is usually flatter when compared to most horses but we still end up with different types of backs depending on what type animal was bred to what. So when you hear the terms “mule saddle” or “mule tree” it is referring to the fact that the bars of most mass produced mule saddles are flatter, having less rock in them than a typical horse saddle. Keep in mind that there are plenty of mules who have just as much rock to their backs as a lot of horses do.
I don’t know how many times I’ve heard someone say that mules don’t have any withers. This is another common misconception. Some mules have wither that are similar to a typical thoroughbred, tall and narrow. Some mules have very low withers. Just like horses it depends on the breeding.
Another consideration is rigging position. Once again, generally speaking, quit a few mules need the rigging farther forwards than your average horse. Because of the shape of the mule’s ribcage especially relating to the breast bone and also the offset between the back of the shoulder blade and the back of the front leg the cinch usually needs to be more forwards than that of a horse. Of course this depends on confirmation of the individual mule. Some are very similar to the horse.
By using the EQUImeasure Kit to get a mold of your mule, along with some pictures, we can fit your mule properly. What it comes down to is your mule deserves the same individual attention as the horses we fit and remember all of our custom saddle options are available to choose from when designing your saddle for you and your mule.
Pricing and Options
If you are like us, price increases are never easy to swallow but they are a reality for all businesses, even our little micro-business. We haven’t had a prcie increase since 2005. For the last 8 years the cost of leather and sheepskin has gone up every year. We been able to avoid rasing prices for that long by becoming better and more efficient at what we do, which is build the finest custom saddles right here in Cheyenne Wyoming.
In order to stay in business and be able to produce the same quality saddles, give the same level of customer service and the best warranty and guarantee in the business, a price increase has become a necessity. Starting December 1st the base price of a custom saddle is going up $200 to $2594.99. If you place your saddle deposit between now and December 1st you can lock in the old pricing. In addition we will throw in a free custom sheepskin saddle pad.
|Western Breast Collar – Leather|
|Leather Cantle Bag|
|Small Saddle Bags|
|Large Saddle Bags|
|Halter-Bridle – Biothane|
|Three Point Rigging|
|Hand Dyed Leather|
|Tooling Packages – Starting at|
|Reins – Rope, Leather or Biothane|
|Extra Padded Seat|
|Extra Padded Seat – Supracor|
|Custom Sheepskin Pad|
|Water Bottle Holders (a)|
|No Sweat Vent Pad|
|Endurance Packs (b)|
|English Breast Collar – Biothane|
|Easyboot Holder (c)|
|English Breast Collar – Leather|
|Ultimate Package (a, b, c above)|