We do have a tree of our own that we have developed with a local man that used to live here,
but he is no longer in this area, so until we find another saddle maker who can also make his own
trees (tall order) we can not offer these.
But we have worked with some other saddle makers. and here are our recommendations. These saddles are made to our specifications.
If you want a "Handmade Saddle" made by a Mule Man, that knows his stuff and has all the bells and whistles to go along with it, (britchens, breast collars, etc) you can't beat, Nick Reed, with Reed
Tack in Washington, Iowa. We have three of his handmades, they are durable, well made,
gorgeous, Nick is truly a gifted artist in his craft. They are expensive and there is usually a waiting
list, but well worth it. Don't forget to mention to Nick that you heard about him from us, he will love to know we are thinking about him:)
Another route, we offer a special version of a "Dakota Saddlery Mule Saddle".
These are production saddles, they come several different styles, our
popular ones are "The Ranch Roper" and "The Trail Rider"(a lighter weight saddle)
They are reasonably priced starting at $985. We have
about 5 of these is our arsenal and they are at least 15 years old
we have ridden some long hours moving cattle in the Rockies,
on these saddles, and they are still going strong.
Our newest addition: We are now dealers for "TBM Saddles" (Three Bells Mules)
These offer the best of both worlds, reasonable price for a
custom made saddle with a variety of trees made specifically
for Mules. They are high quality saddles starting at
$1695. We have been using three different models that our
customers have ordered for the mules we have trained for them and they are meeting all the standards and passing all the
We have all the tree variations in stock and can try them on your
mule or send them to you so you can follow some specific instructions
and find which one will suit the best.
Once again if you talk to Terry directly, please let him know
where you heard about them.
Please give us a call on anyone of these saddles and we will get everything going and get
your mule custom fitted for the best comfort. We can recommend what kind of padding
to use. (That is another topic that is highly misunderstood, and not thought through, but
we tackle that in our DVD and in our "Mental Edge Club" editions.) We also have bits and
breast collars, britchens, you name we can outfit you and your mule.