One of the projects I was trying to complete this winter is a pack saddle for getting firewood out of the inaccessible areas of the woodlot. I was concerned I might have made this one too large, the risk being that it would ride on top of the mule’s kidneys.
Fortunately Fred is long of spine.
It looks like it will work, but I have to shorten the breechen straps and crupper. Notice in the second photo how Fred is lifting his tail. He’s not farting, just holding the tail aloft for the day when I get round to adjusting that damn crupper right.