The Canyon Rider Path Finder Saddle is part of the Steve Edwards Signature Series line. This is a lightweight leather saddle built on the mule and donkey tree that Steve has developed and used since 1981. It features a smooth padded with a Cheyenne roll (standard) along with quality leather seat, cantle, pommel horn, skirting and stirrup fenders at a total weight of 35lbs.
The saddle has stainless steel hardware rings for britchen plus 2 accessory d-rings fastened into the tree for durability
How Has Steve Used This Saddle?
Steve has used this particular saddle working cattle, leading pack strings, colts and dragging wood for camp. It’s highly versatile and the four sizes help you find the perfect fit for you and your mule.
The saddle uses imitation fleece lined skirt which has been adopted based upon Steve’s 45+ years of riding. Wool has no better wear than the imitation lining and offers a longevity equal to that of wool. Wool was originally used by cowboys because saddles were never paired with blankets.
Guaranteed to Fit Your Mule
You want to know if a saddle is going to be a good fit and one of the crowning marks of all Steve Edwards saddles it they are built with bars that fit every mule. As a matter of fact, there has yet to be a mule that this saddle has not fit.
Every Steve Edwards saddle comes with a saddle fitting video to help you place your saddle, britchen, breast collar and cinches in the correct position. It’s free with each saddle. If you do have problems, call Steve and he’ll help you out!
Saddle Description Features (Bullet Points)
Medium Brown Smooth Leather Finish
Four sizes to choose from 14″, 15″, 16″, 17″
Quality Leather Seat
13.5″ Pommel Horn
Skirting and Stirrup Fenders
35lb total weight
Nylon Front & Rear Latigos (cinches not included)
Imitation Fleece Skirting
Stainless Steel Hardware Rings
2 Accessory D-rings
4 Tie Strings
Saddle Fitting Video
Tips From Steve
If you have back or knee discomfort this is the saddle for you.
The back cinch is the most important cinch and must be tighter than the front cinch.
Options and Accessories
– Breast Collar
– Stirrups – Tapaderos
– Stirrups – Leather Covered
Steve ALWAYS recommends using a britchen and breast collar regardless if you’re on flat ground or mountains. You have to remember that you’re riding a mule bone structure (which is a donkey bone structure) and your saddle will go forward due to the donkey V shape in the shoulders – this explains the saddle riding forward.
While some riders prefer their own stirrups, Steve Edwards stirrups can be purchased for an additional charge. Steve recommends Tapaderos as the safest stirrup. In addition, Queen Valley Mule Ranch offers top of the line leather covered stirrup.
Questions About the Saddle
If you have questions about the saddle, call Steve at 602-999-6853, and he will personally talk you through the features as well as help identify if this is the right saddle for you and your mule.