TREE: Fiberglass covered wood with narrower gullet
SEAT: 15", 16" or 17" Black top grain padded
CANTLE: 5" "Kesler"
SKIRTS: Round double skirts cut away for close contact; fleece lined
RIGGING: Special drop in front rig with slot in rear with flank set
STIRRUPS: 3" bell bottom leather covered with Arizona twist
FINISH: Show walnut wicker basket border tooled
We bring you the finest saddles made. We know that our customers look for quality and well made leather products.We know that there are cheaper products on the market, however, please be careful in purchasing a product for yourself or someone in your family, cheap tack is well known for failure in their construction when put under stress.
A mule is a cross resulting from a Donkey Jack (Stud) and a horse mare. Because Mules are a cross between Two different Species, they are Sterile meaning they can not reproduce. One reason mules cannot reproduce is because they lack functioning reproductive equipment. The males don't produce sperm capable of fertilizing an egg. The male germ cells which eventually become sperm are either missing or degenerate to the point where complete mobile sperm production is virtually impossible. The few sperm which have been observed were deformed and immobile. Examination of the tissue in the testis also showed a lack of chromosomal pairing necessary for normal sperm production. In the female mules and hinnies ovulation is vary rare. Same as with the male mule, there is an almost complete lack of germ cells in the female ovaries.
A Gaited mule looks somewhat like both its parents. The head resembles both, with the ears shaped like the horses but MUCH longer. The eyes are more almond shaped. The neck is straight with little arch, even from crosses with horses known for an upright neck and arch.
Contrary to popular belief, mules are not stubborn unless they are ill treated. They naturally have a attach to people and very smart. They are extremely hardy animals that are not very susceptible to disease. They can take a much larger work load than horses and are not as likely to suffer from being overworked Saddle fit has to be addressed carefully don't try and fit a horse saddle on a mule, they hurt the mule's back. They have long Ears, short manes, and small feet like Donkeys, but like horses they are large with well shaped, muscular bodies. They make a sound that is half whinny and half the bray like Donkeys.
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