(This pad is for pack saddles )
These high tech mule pads are designed and field tested by Steve Edwards specifically to fit mules. The original close contact design features soft, colorfast Herculon tops in southwest patterns and solid colors, edges bound in BROWN and genuine BUFFALO leather black wear leathers.
The non-slip perforated neoprene 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.
Note from Steve: This pad available as a square pad ONLY. No additional pad or blanket is necessary.
Also, I get asked a lot if my packing pads can be used for riding. The short answer is ‘No’ and I’ll tell you why. The square saddle pad stops the shoulders and hips from moving properly with a rider. Your mule will not be able to stride like it should making it extremely uncomfortable. Over time, your mule will develop behaviors to tell you it’s in pain. Don’t use a pack blanket for riding. My riding blankets are skirted in front and back to avoid causing pain for your animal.