The Cowboy Saddle was made with showing, working and trail riding comfort in mind. Built on durable, wooden fiberglass covered tree with an iron horn. This saddle is sturdy enough to use for packing, working cattle as well as trail riding rough terrain.
The seat, 4″ cantle and 13.5″ pommel are shaped to provide a secure seat and ultimate comfort to the rider who spends long hours in the saddle.
Nylon Tie Straps Included with Your Saddle
Each saddle comes with 4 nylon tie straps. Some customers ask about replacing the tie straps with billets and we strongly discourage this. The cinches need to be balanced and centered which is why we ship with nylon tie straps. Billets do not allow for the cinches to be centered and as a result, the saddle will roll and not be balanced. Billets result in the cinch being higher on one side than the other.
How Has Steve Used This Saddle?
Steve has used this saddle to drag firewood to camp and work cattle. Incredibly tough and incredibly versatile.
Does this saddle use fleece skirting? Yes
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.
Will This Saddle Fit My Mule?
You want to know if a saddle is going to be a good fit which is why 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)
Mule and donkey designed rigging plate.
Nylon Front & Rear Tie Straps
High Quality Durable Imitation Fleece Lined Skirt
Stainless Steel Hardware
Saddle Fitting Video
Tips From Steve
When you tighten the front cinch tighter than the rear cinch this creates a canter lever action which pulls the saddle forward. This is why Steve suggests the rear cinch be the tighter 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.
Decorative stamping is available for an additional charge. If you’re interested in decorative stamping, contact Steve directly for details, 602-999-6853. Allow for up to 90 days for each saddle to stamped.
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
Contact Steve directly with questions or for more information 602-999-6853. You can also email Steve, [email protected]
Rex & Gloria Meyer –
Our mule has an elevated spine. We tried over 5 different saddles, some were supposed to be “mule” saddles. She was getting a sore back and crow hopping. We met Steve at Mule Days at Mammoth Cave Horse Camp and he showed us how the bars on his saddle would fit. He guaranteed that it would work or he would fly from AZ to Ohio to see why it didn’t. The very first time we tried it, we saw a big difference. We haven’t had any issues since. Very pleased with the results.
Gordon Lumley (verified owner) –
I bought a 16 inch saddle I rode in it the day I received. I put it on one of my old mules and he rode better than he ever has.
Steve (verified owner) –
Excellent product, everything was just as promised
Jolanda Poland (verified owner) –
Love the saddle love every bit of it It is great even for Spanish mules
Buddy Johnson –
I purchased the cowboy saddle, I have rode it now on several different mules, fits well on them all. I have never enjoyed riding a new saddle until this one because of the break in time, this one took one ride and it was broke in and comfortable. Really good quality and custom made conchos make this an excellent saddle, and Steve has been very helpful all thru the ordering and shipping process. I’m very happy with the purchase.
Mark McDorman –
I’ve owned quite a few saddles in my day, horse, mule and donkey and by far, this is the best saddle I’ve ever owned. I have both the Cowboy saddle and two Trailrider Saddles (one is my wife’s). Gorgeous, comfortable, sturdy and all around the best saddle for donkeys and mules. As for customer service: Steve is top notch. He takes a personal interest in you and what/why you are buying to make sure you get what you want and need. Can’t give enough stars!
P Jackson (verified owner) –
Just completed a 5 day trail ride in the Cowboy saddle and it performed awesome. It is a beautifully made saddle and looked great on my molly. It seemed to stay in place well with Pad.