Standard Saddle Pad

(21 customer reviews)


A saddle pad designed to fit the mule and donkey! This is the premier standard mule and donkey saddle pad from Steve Edwards. Features Wear Leather made from Genuine Buffalo Leather.

Extremely durable, easy to clean, breathable, and features a raised middle ridge to accommodate the elevated spine of the mule and donkey (these are the three bumps at the end of their back).

When used in combination with Steve Edwards Signature Saddles the fleece skirting from the saddle combine with the surface material of this standard pad creates a velcro bond, preventing the saddle from rolling off of the pad.

The premier saddle pad for mules designed by Steve Edwards. Features Wear Leather made from Genuine Buffalo Leather.

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The Queen Valley Mule Ranch Mule and Donkey Standard Saddle Pad is the premier mule saddle pad designed by Steve Edwards. This mule saddle pad is built to last and for use with all Steve Edwards mule saddles and other manufacturer’s round skirt saddles. It works for both mules and donkeys.

Your saddle pad is easy to maintain, designed for the animal’s comfort, and will fit both the mule and the donkey? How can it fit both? The mule’s bone structure comes from the donkey and this pad is designed for the bone structure — not muscle mass.

These high tech mule pads are designed and field tested by Steve Edwards and his packers specifically to fit mules and donkeys. The original durable “close contact” design features soft, colorfast Herculon tops in southwest patterns, edges bound in black, and genuine buffalo wear leather.

These saddle pads are easy to maintain and designed for the donkey or the mule’s comfort. Yes, they will fit both mules and donkeys! Why? Because the mule’s bone structure comes from the donkey and this pad is fit directly to bone structure – not muscle mass.

The non-slip bottom is anti-bacterial, breathable and allows moisture to pass thru while helping to keep the saddle in place. The breathable felt inner pad along with the Perforated neoprene bottom helps the mule to sweat under the saddle, cushioning and lubricating his back to prevent soreness and hot spots. It not only provides comfort for the mule but for the rider as well. It has a close contact feel and absorbs shock. It’s easy to clean too—just spray with window cleaning solution and wipe dry.

Saddle Pad Measurements

This saddle pad is designed to fit all mules and donkey with the typical conformation and in tandem with Steve Edwards Signature Saddles. The fleecing of the saddle combine with the material of the saddle pad acts as a velcro that prevents the saddle from slipping off the pad. The sizing is provided as reference.

Length: 29″
Front Width: 16″
Rear Width: 12″
Thickness: 1″ with a width of 3 inches at the bar area (approximately 1 1/2 inches on each side of the center).


Saddle Pad Warranty

Every Queen Valley Mule Ranch Saddle Pad comes with a 12 month warranty from the date of purchase.

Weight 25 lbs
Dimensions 31 × 21 × 7 in

Sky, Sunset, Horizon, Spice, Navy, Smoke, Indigo, Canyon, Clay, Volcano, River, Agave

21 reviews for Standard Saddle Pad

  1. Becky (verified owner)

    Hi Steve and Susan. I want to take a moment and thank you for the awesome customer service you have provided to us. I ordered two of the Saddle Pads, one in Sunset and the other one Horizon. I ordered them for a surprise for my Husband Christmas and had him open them. I have to say this was the first time I saw him so impressed with tack. The Buffalo skin gives it such a touch of class along with the gorgeous southwest design. Ivan plans on showing our donkeys and I know these saddle pads will really ad appeal to the showing. I love the neoprene lining for the comfort and non slipping. Since we live in TEXAS, I know the mules and donkeys will enjoy the cool comfort .We will be sharing this saddle pad with all our donkey and mule friends. Thank you for designing the perfect saddle pad for donkeys and mules.

  2. Becky (verified owner)

    The perfect saddle pad ever and absolute awesome customer service and follow up.

  3. Pamela Patterson (verified owner)

    This is a beautifully designed pad that fits my mule perfectly and puts his saddle in the correct balance. It is well made, with gorgeous color, sturdy material and good stitching, and the non-slip surface helped keep my saddle in place on some very steep terrain. I also appreciate that I can get expert information right on his site, and even straight from Steve himself!

  4. Ray Crutchfield (verified owner)

    Hi Steve
    I used my new Sunset pad two days last week. I rode 10 miles each day, the pad works out great.

    Thanks, Ray

  5. Nadine Chounet (verified owner)

    Love the colors in the Sunset pad – beautiful on my bay spotted large standard donkey, however it is too long backed for him. Maybe he is especially short coupled? But it does fit better than several of my other western pads, I love the space along the spine.

  6. Jim (verified owner)

    The color is better than picture on site,looks great with the Trail Rider saddle.The mule likes them both !!! Great service before and after the sale. Thanks Steve

  7. Eileen

    The Sunset color is the one I chose. I am glad it doesn’t slip or roll. The pad fits so well with the saddle on my mule.

  8. Tracy Fawley (verified owner)

    I love this pad! I bought my first 3 yrs ago and like so much I bought a second. Keeps my mule comfy and stylish?

  9. Maureen’ Maloof (verified owner)

    Hi Steve and Susan, this saddle pad is so comfortable for my donkey, it is amazing.
    I used it on my horse with the tender back and it works for him as well.
    Thanks, Maureen ?

  10. John Fitzgerald (verified owner)

    I like it a lot! Great pad, service and follow up. Steve is a class act. Thanks.

  11. janet & Terry (verified owner)

    After using this pad for only a few months I would say the ‘week link in the chain’ of a great saddle pad is the rough ‘trim’ that is sewing the whole pad together. The very most rear section of the pad is the only part that should concern you seeming to be the only part of the pad that ‘moves’ with the motion of the horse and makes contact w/the horse …it will and does wear away quite a patch of hair. Logic tells me this can’t go on for a whole season of riding without some serious hair removal.Neoprene (spelled w/a ‘n’) is a great material to have in contact w/your equines body…THAT is not the issue. I have used nothing but neoprene pads for years and to be perfectly honest….it also would wear the same area on my other equine…..and it had the same material as a trim just not such a wide one as Steve is using……So….Steve….can you make your pad with a softer ‘trim”?

  12. Juanita Gibney (verified owner)

    I ride in a Steve Edwards Trail Rider saddle. Have had it for 2 years now and it’s been great. This is the second pad i have purchased from Steve Edwards. The first one was the triple pad which solved all my fitting issues with my one mule’s dippy back. I then purchased the sunset pad for my other mules (2) with conventional mule backs. It works perfectly on them both – I love the pad size! Its exactly right. I ride a lot.

  13. Linda Vining (verified owner)

    This pad stays put, even if your mule walks away while you are turning to get the saddle! Clean it with a hose. Steve’s saddles are comfortable for the mule, and this pad is the cherry on top — keeps the saddle completely off the spine, and it’s really sharp-looking.

  14. Joshua

    Was looking for a saddle pad for my first mule. Buying this pad was the best decision I made when looking for the right one. It fits my mules back perfectly. It’s the perfect size as well. Would recommend!

  15. clint stover (verified owner)

    pad seems to be of great quality nice fit on my mule doesnt slip at all very happy

  16. Daniel Easley (verified owner)

    great product best looking style and if used properly what is there to dislike, AWSOME blanket

  17. Jeffrey Hines (verified owner)

    Great product , fits perfect , excellent design and stays in place . I’m extremely satisfied !

  18. Lee (verified owner)

    Love this pad. My saddle no longer slips and looks good. Liked it so much I bought another one for my other mule.

  19. Sherman Johnson

    I took my mules to Colorado elk hunting and put a lot of miles on them using Steve’s pads and trail lite saddle,britchen,breast collar and cinches it all worked flawlessly in the steep terrain of the mountains.
    Thanks again Steve for the great saddle and tack you designed.

  20. Miranda Trout

    Before purchasing my first mule I did ALOT of reading on mule saddles and the differences in mules and horses. As soon as I purchased my Judd I could tell he trusted me and it became a priority to make sure it stayed that way. I immediately got on Queen Valley site and ordered a saddle pad, saddle, breaching and breat collar. I am so happy I did! Judd and I have been on multiple rides all over 10 miles long, in rough Arkansas hills, crossed rivers and revenes. My entire set up looks great, has been comforatable, and extremely functional for both Judd and I!
    But the best part of this purchase is the unexpected phone call from Steve himself!!! He wanted to answer any questions and assure my order was just right. AMAZING customer service and product!

  21. Terrell Huddleston (verified owner)

    I like this saddle pad! My donkey has no withers and the neoprene really holds to her back as do the neoprene lined cinches. The saddle stays in place when I get on and off without the cinches being tight. My donkey stays comfortable under this saddle pad even on a 7 hour ride on a hot day. I set up my mule with prominent withers with the same standard pad and cinches. I’m very happy with these, not even to mention the nylon cinch straps and my 18 pound buckaroo saddle and Steve’s great advice and personalized service. He has developed many customer friends!

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