I get frustrated at saddle makers who are excellent at making saddles, but they don’t understand the mule. And you’ll see it just in the billets alone.
The billets, the long straps that hang down the back, you don’t use billets on a mule that backs inches, the most important cinch.
And when you hear people say, “I had a custom made mule saddle and I’m having problems,” send me a picture and I’ll see billets hanging.
People are building these saddles for horses. They’re not building for the movement of that mule.