(The photo shown includes the Mountain Straps upgrade option.) This is the best wood saddle for the money, that you will find anywhere. Designed exactly like the Finished Wood Saddle, this saddle features oak cross-bucks and split resistant, lightweight poplar side boards. The side boards 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. You reap the cost savings, when you invest the labor necessary to sand and finish the wood. The saddle will arrive loosely assembled, with all strapping, hardware and complete instructions. If you can use sandpaper and operate a screw driver, then you can handle this kit.
UPGRADE OPTION (As shown in the product photo): 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.