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RE: [RC] Anyone familiar with mules on the list?? - ColleenSupersat2

My friends who have several mules use britchens because the weight of the saddle is on the distributed around the  rump area eliminating possible rubbing on the animals tail area.  And it’s personal preference.


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Subject: Re: [RC] Anyone familiar with mules on the list??


In a message dated 11/3/2004 9:53:55 AM Mountain Standard Time, Deblyons54@xxxxxxx writes:

Why do people who ride mules generally use britchen instead of cruppers? I have never seen a britchen used on a riding horse but it seems to be the norm for mules.

 This is info I got from a friend of mine who is known in the area for his ability to train mules. Beccy in Ut.

Don't really know, I use a crupper. Some may say that due to the lack of withers on a mule you might get a more even support from a britchen, or it just might because they don't want to deal with the attitude a mule might get from putting something under its tail.

Plus when you pack you use a britchen and this way it is the same for the mule while riding or packing.

Re: [RC] Anyone familiar with mules on the list??, Ag47xAu49