The Cowboy Saddle was made with showing, working and trail riding comfort in mind. Built on durable, molded polyethylene tree with an iron horn encapsulated into the tree makes this saddle sturdy enough to use for packing, working cattle as well as trail riding rough terrain – and guaranteed to fit your mule no matter what the task.
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.
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 Latigos
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.
Nylon Latigos Included with Your Saddle
Each saddle comes with 4 nylon latigos. Some customers ask about replacing the latigos with billets and we strongly discourage this. The cinches need to be balanced and centered which is why we ship with nylon latigos. 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.
Questions About the Saddle
Contact Steve directly with questions or for more information 602-999-6853. You can also email Steve, [email protected]