Mule Saddle

Equine breeds often have conformational similarities, with mules having straighter back with low or no withers. But It’s not a guarantee; each animal can be unique depending on the amount of exercise and how they retain weight. That’s the value of a custom-made tree for your mule’s saddle. Our measuring system does an excellent job of identifying the shape required.

To provide the finest fit for your mule, we manufacture our trees and provide a custom tree fitting method.

We aim to provide you and your Mule partner with years of comfortable riding.

* The saddle price may not reflect the cost of the saddles pictured.

From: 5800 CAD

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We created the Easy Saddle Fit System to take the mystery out of measuring, quantifying and communicating the proper tree shape for a given horse. We’re confident that we can make a custom western saddle for your horses, with a success rate of about 96%. Get Started with our Easy Saddle Fit System. It takes the guesswork out of measuring and communicating saddle fit.

There is no industry standard for sizing western saddle trees. A tree classified as a full quarter horse by one manufacturer may differ considerably from another maker. We learned much about what doesn’t work after experimenting with numerous saddle-measuring methods, lasers, spiders, and angle gauges, to name a few. To construct a properly fitting tree every time, a combination of rock, angle, and spread or gullet width is required. Using simply one or two of these measurements is ineffective; it will provide hints but never the entire saddle fit picture.

Call 403-816-5251 or fill out the form below to get started. See if we have a fitter in your area, or do it yourself with our Easy Saddle Fit kit. We have a how-to video, pictures of a successful remote fitting, written instructions and real-time cell phone support via video app.

1) Call to find a saddle representative near you to measure your horse or yourself; we have video, written instructions and real-time cell phone support: *Click here to place a deposit on our SADDLE FITTING SYSTEM.
2) Get your saddle on our build list by paying the saddle deposit: Click on the “Add to Cart” button below.
3) Choose your saddle options by clicking on the “Create Your Custom Saddle” button below

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FeatureFor the RiderFor the HorseFor the customer
Custom tree– Close Contact.
– Stable on the horse.
– More secure ride.
– A perfect fit even for hard-to-fit horses.
– Makes a happy horse that will perform.
– Horse and rider security and comfort.
Tree bars-Wider bars put more surface area on the horse.
-Narrow under the thigh.
– Wider bars and eliminating the stirrup strap slot put more bar area on the horse’s back.– Horses comfort.
Bar Pads-Shock-absorbing foam pads help cushion the ride.
-Shim pockets.
-Adjustable position on the bar.
– Shock-absorbing foam eliminates small pressure points and allows freer movement for the horse.
– Shim pockets keep the saddle fitting the changing horse.
– Move the bar pads relative to the tree bar can widen or narrow the gullet.
-Alternately moving the bar pads ahead and back can help fit a rotated scapula.
– Horses comfort.
– Keep the saddle fitting.
– Makeup bar pads for another horse.
– Fit a rotated shoulder.
Adjustable Seat insert-They can be moved or be reshaped to fit your unique body.
-For the downhill horse can be used to level the seat.
-Can be moved to support your neutral pelvis position.
-Thicker inserts narrow the seat, and thinner inserts put you closer to the horse.
– Shock-absorbing foam.
-A balanced rider is a more stable load for the horse to carry.
– Reposition the pad to reshape the ground seat to fit the rider.
– Change the inset to fit male or female riders.
– Foam shock absorbing seat.
– Your sit bone can be shimmed to help balance your body’s asymmetry.
– Proper riding position utilizes your body’s natural shock absorbers and reduces tension and sore muscles.
-A balance position creates less tension in your body and less muscle soreness for riding.
Adjustable Stirrup strap– Adjustable forward or backward to align ear, hip, and heel for a balanced riding position.
– Offset the stirrup strap center right or left to compensate for rider asymmetry.
– Can adjust to support your riding position preference.
– A balanced rider is a more stable load for the horse to carry.
– A stable rider means your horse does not have to rebalance their load with each movement.
– Proper riding position utilizes your body’s natural shock absorbers and reduces tension and sore muscles.
– A balance position creates less tension in your body and less muscle soreness for riding.
– The foot is the foundation of your riding position
Stirrup– Optional crooked stirrups to create a level stirrup
– Stirrup twister for pre-turned stirrups eliminate strain on the knee and makes it easy to find a lost stirrup.
-The optional shock-absorbing foam foot tread
-Eliminate strain on the knee, and make it easy to find a lost stirrup.
Cable – Lighter weight by eliminating plates and leather of traditional rigging.
– Eliminates the need for a rear cinch.
– Pulls evenly from to back.
– Adjustable rigging position.
– Can adjust for horse asymmetry.
– Lighter weight.
– Can help adjust for asymmetry.
– Rigging position can be adjusted, but our experience is best left alone.
– Eliminates bulk under the thigh.
Air Flow– Wide channel to allow air flow with a pad that allows airflow.– Wide channel eliminates spinal interference
– Less heat build-up when used with our saddle pad
Short Skirts– lighter saddle
– Keeps the saddle over thoracic vertebrae.
– Less interference while bending
– Great for short-backed horse
Women’s fit– Low-rise seat to the front for pubic bone
– Wide under the sit bones
– Narrow in the thigh
– Allows contact with the lower leg
– Jean seam relief
– Allows the leg to lie naturally, toes pointed ahead.
Light weight– Saddling up is a breeze.
– Lighter tree,
– Seat belt webbing for the stirrup strap.
– Stainless cable is thinner and stronger.
– Use high-quality English bridle leather split to the optimal thickness.
– Lighter load.
Make the saddle your own– Seat size, fork and cantle style of your choice.
– Pick your main English bridle leather colour, seat colour, and accent colour in smooth or rough out
– Border design, buck stitching, tooling design of your choice.
– Custom conchos, match stirrup bolts,
– Matching accessories.
– Looking good– Looking good

Seat sizes:
• 14″ seat – 8.5″ thigh, cut back swells 10″- approx saddle length 24″, bare tree bar length 19″.
• 15″ seat – 9.5″ thigh, cut back swells 11″ – approx saddle length 25″, bare tree bar length 20″.
• 16″ seat- 10.5″ thigh, cut back swells 12″ – approx saddle length 26″, bare tree bar length 21″.
• 17″ seat – 11.5″ thigh, cut back swells 13″ – approx saddle length 27″, bare tree bar length 22″.

All saddles come with the following:
• Shop-built, made-to-measure tree
• Adjustable cable rigging
• Shimmable bar pads
• Turned stirrups
• Adjustable (forward or back) stirrup/fender
• Shimmable seat
• Saddle strings
• 5-year tree and workmanship warranty
• Weight approximately 22 lbs (Endurance and English are approx 16 lbs)
• Choice of cantle finish, horn style, skirts, swells, conchos, stirrups, and leather colours
• Optional border stamping, leather tooling, or trophy lettering

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Please fill out the form below to create a quote for your one-of-a-kind saddle. To make all the no-cost items show in the summary at the end, I have added a cost of 1 cent.

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Seat Size

Western saddle seats are traditionally measured from the top of the cantle to the back of the fork. Using this method, a change of fork or cantle angle will give a different seat size measurement without any actual seat change.

The thigh area, measured from the base of the cantle to the bottom of the swells, is a more accurate measurement. To measure your seat size enter the circumference of the thickest part of your thigh, measured in inches, in the first box below. The second box will compute the suggested thigh Length.

. You can select your seat size by the traditional measurements or thigh length.


If you select a Cutback, English, Endurance or wade style saddle, your thighs can slip forward beneath the forks, providing an additional inch of seat space. Great for short-backed horses.


Fork  Style

The fork or swell is the saddle’s front member, providing functionality and style. We have swell and slick forks with and without undercuts or horns. The pictured saddles are   shown with various options added and are not representative of the base saddle 


Horn or no Horn

The tree swells above arrive with their respective horns. If you do not want a horn, please let us know; we can remove the horn from any fork.


Cantle Height

Higher cantle height makes getting in and out of the saddle more difficult, but it also provides more security, keeping you in the saddle during those moments.


Cantle Binding

Select the finish for the cantle edge.


Skirt and Reveal Style

Round or Square? 
A layer of accent leather is added to the bottom skirt with a reveal to improve its appearance. Using no reveal on a short-backed horse will help shorten the overall length of the saddle. On endurance and English-style saddles, the reveal is not available.

Primary Leather Colour

Bridle leather finishes with a waxy feel and a lovely sheen. Following the vegetable tanning process, the leather is hot stuffed with oils and tallows that penetrate the hides, resulting in a smooth, rich cut that is weather-resistant. Following the tanning process, the leather is drum-dyed for uniform colouring. The artisanal tanning process distinguishes vegetable leather from leather produced by other types of tannages. With vegetable tanning, colours undergo an oxidation process. Their colour will get darker with time, or they can move to a brownish tone, mainly if the items they produce are used outdoors. So please expect a colour variation as time goes by.

Variations in colour, pattern, and style are possible due to the nature of leather. Our leather swatches and photos are only a close representation of the actual leather. We cannot guarantee the cut of our patterned leathers because no two are alike. (All colours are approximations)


Seat Leather Colour

Variations in colour, pattern, and style are possible due to the nature of leather. Our leather swatches and photos are only a close representation of the actual leather. We cannot guarantee the cut of our patterned leathers because no two are alike. (All colours are approximations)


Accent Bridle Leather Colour

Saddle strings, swell and cantle lacing, concho backs, buck stitch, stirrup lacing, bridle, breast collar lacing, and reveal colour are all in the accent leather colour.


Rough Out

rough out choice

 

Rough-out refers to the rough, unfinished leather side. It hides cuts and scrapes better than smooth leather and can provide more grip in the saddle. To refurbish, use a wire brush. All parts will be slick-out unless otherwise noted here.

 

 

 

 


Buck Stitch

border area

 

You can add a stitched lace border on its own or with a tooled edge. The Accent Bridle Leather Color you selected will be used for the buck stitch. +600.

 

 

 

 

 


Border

border areaYou can add a tooled border by choosing the design below +600.

 

 

 

 

 


Tooling

Select how much tooling you want in this section, then select the pattern you prefer in the following area. Tooling can be used alone or with your chosen border and buck stitch options. There are no endurance or English swells available.


Tooling design

Choose a tooling design for the tooling area from above- not available on the endurance and english swells


Antique Finish

Antique finish emphasizes tooling, carving and embossing, 2-toned effect. This works best with lighter-colored leather. 


Conchos

Conchos are backed with one large accent leather-coloured rosette and one smaller saddle leather-coloured rosette.


Fender Length

We employ a stirrup mechanism with a single strap that can be moved forward and backward to position the stirrup. The fenders float over the strap and have limited adjustment. You must pick the proper stirrup length. 

Please take a barefoot measurement from your crotch to the ground. The inseam of your favourite pants is not always an accurate measurement. Unlike other stirrups, you will not be able to adjust your stirrups beyond the stated lengths.

 


Stirrups

We stock several types of stirrups or use your favourite.


Rigging Style

We use a cable rigging system on our trees. We can add a western-style latigo and off-side billet, as well as an english-style two-strap billet.


Saddle Accessories

Click on the accessory category of interest one ar a time  to see the option.


Matching Breast Collar

Measure from the center of your horse’s chest to the saddle D rings. The horse’s windpipe is just under the skin where the base of the neck meets the center of the chest.

The Tiedown strap is measured from the center of the chest to the ring on the cinch.


Shipping

Do you want to Pay additional fees for shipping insurance in case of a loss; we do not cover losses once items leave our shop. 


Personal Information

Personal Information

The Order Form is the best method of showing you each custom saddle option. Please fill it out as best as possible; the form will forward copies to you and me to discuss. You have no obligation or cost.

The form shows a summary of your selection upon completion only if a price is attached to each item. I have added a cost of $0.01 to all No Cost Items for clarity. These will be removed from your invoice. 


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Order Summary

When you have your horses’ back measurements and have reviewed your saddle quote design choices, we require a non-refundable deposit of $2500. Upon receipt of the deposit, you will secure a place on our saddle-building list.t.

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