These saddles are top quality and well-engineered to provide optimum performance, while keeping weight and cost to a minimum. They feature oak cross bucks that are tipped outward at the top to provide a wider platform for top load. By making them wider, they also keep the top of the panniers from squeezing in. The side boards are made from split resistant, lightweight poplar. They are carefully handcrafted, with a full bevel on the top and bottom, as well as front and rear. Don’t settle for “flat” sideboards on your naturally contoured goat. The top and bottom bevel allow these saddles to fit a wide variety of goats, from young narrow goats to wider full-size goats. The bevel on the front and rear allows for clearance on the shoulder blade and hip bone. This saddle fits goats from 125 pounds and up. The straps are a thick supple nylon, designed to replace costly leather. They will not rub your animal, like the cheap thin straps offered by others. Nylon is impervious to the elements and does not entice goats and rodents to chew them, like leather. Fully adjustable buckles allow them to fit all goats of packable size. The girth strap is 2″ wide and fully padded with a spring loaded positive lock buckle, for infinite adjust-ability, for the perfect fit on every goat. Topped-off with all rust resistant hardware.
UPGRADE OPTION: Select our Mountain Straps as an upgrade to this saddle. Our Mountain Straps are available for hard-core packers. This design provides more stability of the saddle in steep mountain terrain. Girth and rump straps come off of a 2″ ring set lower on the saddle to help them stay in place. Rump strap is stabilized with an adjustable britchen system and includes 5/8″ pad. Girth can be either the clamp buckle style or nylon webbing using a traditional horse “cinch” knot.