Trucks, trains, cars, wagons are all useful means of transportation. But if you were a pioneer, fur trader, miner, prospector, anyone in the old west needing to travel through hard terrain the pack saddle on your trusty mule or packhorse was the best choice.
A pack saddle is used to fasten heavy loads on the back of a packhorse or mule. These heavy loads consist of firewood, supplies, small equipment and any items that are too heavy of load for humans to carry.
The pack saddle should sit on a saddle blanket to distribute the weight of the saddle and the load on the pack animal's back. The pack saddle is divided into two equal parts separated by a gap at the top to ensure that the load being carried does not rest on the pack animal's backbone. There should also be good ventilation for sweat to evaporate.
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The materials which go into the making of Buckaroo Leather Tack and Saddles and the craftsmanship employed in its making are elements of the highest importance. You could have no higher guarantee of quality and workmanship than the name Buckaroo Leather upon your Saddles and Tack. It represents an organization proud of its establishment in 1979, and ever since catering to horseman and women with two generations of experience and knowledge applied in the making of riding and packing equipment to the most exacting standards.
We only use the finest, highest quality AMERICAN tanned leather available. In over 30+ years, we have never compromised our standards by using inferior, less expensive or imported leather; that IS NOT an OPTION! At Buckaroo Leather Products, we use Hermann Oak USA hides exclusively. This Pack saddle is made with 10-12 ounce (1/4" thick) Hermann Oak Old World Harness leather. Harness is the best leather to stand up against the elements because in the tanning process it is stuffed with tallos and waxes to repel everything.
The front and rear breechings are made with a soft latigo to prvent chaffing. All stress points are reinforced with hand set copper harness rivets for extra strength and durability.
Classic Double Rig Sawbuck Pack Saddle-
Tree- Tehama bars w/solid oak forks for strength and durability
Rigging- Extra heavy Stainless Steel rings and 1 1/4inch 10-12 ounce (1/4' thick) Hermann Oak Old World Harness
Hardware- Solid brass buckles and stainless steel rigging rings
Breeching and Breast Collar- soft latigo to prevent chaffing
See options below to order as pictured without cinchas, billets and latigos. Or order completely rigged with 2- 32" cinchas, 2- billets and 2- latigos ready to use.
Buckaroo Leather products are THE BRAND TO DEMAND! Quality Hermann Oak Leather Pulling Breast Collar BC66 (pictured in the enlarged picture, the BC on the right). The width is 2 1/2"with a Golden Bridle leather color. This Cowboy Pulling style Breast Collar is oiled double stitched with a soft chap lining and finished with Nickel roller buckle hardware. The Pulling Breast Collar, BC65 (pictured in the enlarged picture the BC on the left) is stitched heavy supple harness leather.
Both styles of this Pulling Breast Collar have an over the shoulder fit. This style of breast collar is designed to wrap through the saddle swells, perfect for a pulling position. This Pulling Breast Collar is available in Large Horse, Mule and Draft Horse sizes.
With a traditional Cowboy look these Pulling Breast Collars are designed for performance riding or trail riding.