The Trail Lite Saddle is the mule and donkey saddle made for the cowpuncher or trail rider. This saddle is also great for shows! Built with a padded seat, this saddle is VERY comfortable. The Trail Lite Saddle was built with showing, working and trail riding comfort in mind – for both you and your mule or donkey.
A Mule and Donkey Saddle Guaranteed to Fit
Steve Edwards has designed this saddle to fit all mules and donkeys. Yes, that’s right…. ALL MULES AND DONKEYS. There is not a mule or donkey yet that this saddle has not fit. Anyone who says, “well, it doesn’t fit my mule,” doesn’t understand how to properly fit the saddle which is why Steve includes a saddle fitting DVD with every saddle purchase and encourages you to call him with any issue you have!
Give Steve a call if you have any questions 602-999-6853 or send an email, email@example.com.
This mule saddle is built on a durable, molded polyethylene tree with an iron horn encapsulated into the tree. This makes it sturdy enough to use for packing and working cattle as well as trail riding in rough terrain.
These are proven great fit on all mules. Steve has never found a mule or donkey that his bars will not fit!
The seat, cantle and pommel are shaped to provide a secure seat and comfort to the rider who spends long hours in the saddle. The rear cinch is the most important and must be the tightest so Steve’s design uses 5″ perforated neoprene cinches front and rear.
Tip from Steve: When you tighten the front cinch tighter than the rear cinch this creates a cantilever action which pulls the saddle forward. This is why Steve suggests the rear cinch be the tighter cinch.
At only 18 pounds for the 16″ Trail Lite, this saddle is lightweight but tough! Steve has dragged firewood to the camp and worked cattle all in this incredibly tough saddle. The Trail Lite Saddle comes in 14″, 15″, 16″ or 17″ seat size and all Trail Lite Saddles are padded.
Note from Steve: When a padded seat is added; your seat size will be 1/2 inch smaller. Saddle fitting video comes with the saddle. Steve has developed a video to help you place your saddle, britchen, breast collar and cinches in the correct positions.
Trail Lite Mule Saddle Details
- 7/8 Rigging plate, for the average mule, 7/8 is a great fit.
- High Quality durable imitation Fleece lined skirt.
o Why imitation lining? Over 45 years of riding Steve has found the wool lining needs to be replaced every five years. He’s discovered that the new imitation wool provides just as good wear time as wool itself. Wool was originally used because cowboys never used any type of blanket under the saddle – wool was used as the saddle was placed directly on the animal.
- Nylon front & rear latigos. (Cinches not included)
- Stainless steel hardware
- Smooth, padded seat
- The seat color is dark brown
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.
Many riders prefer their own stirrups. Please note that stirrups or taps may be added to your saddle for an additional charge. Saddles come with 2 1/2 inch wide stirrup leathers. Steve recommends Tapaderos as the safest stirrup. We also offer a top of the line, leather covered stirrup.
Contact Steve for pricing on stamping designs, questions, information on in-stock saddles and matching tack, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (602) 999-MULE.