Linda Beymer 7-31-06 - typed version for easier reading:
I waited quite a while to write you about my Boz saddle. I wanted to do a lot of serious riding first. Now I have & I want to tell you that, I think I'm in love. For many years I've changed saddles & bought a dozen new pads. I even had a custom mule tree saddle made. Not cheap. Nothing fit. I was really concerned about spending this much money again on a saddle that I knew nothing about. But I had a strong feeling that this was the one. Yea! It is.
My dun mule Georgia has always been on the lazy side when we ride out alone. I ride her in the Boz & she walked out so strong it was exciting. Not a jig & nothing silly, but a head & ears up I feel good walk. Wonderful.
Now my brown mule Tess, is small (13.2) & my 1st. love. The perfect grandma mule. Very smooth. She out of a Peruvian Paso mare. But she is small. So, to ride her a lot of hours kind of worried me. I took her to the mountains with friends on bit horses. We took a wrong turn & ended up doing 18 miles in pretty tough country. She never broke a sweat except under the saddle & the pattern was perfect. It took us 6 hours & she was still walking strong & the best part for me was, I wasn't tired! Before I was wore out by 4 hours.
Then I took her to eastern Oregon to a friends ranch. We gathered cattle 7 hours straight & she & I , we both were going strong. We did the same thing later in the week & it was great. Two days or so after I do these long rides I test her back to see if she's sore. Not one flinch.
I've been changing saddles for so many years & nothing worked. My mules were sore backed & I was exhausted. Not now! Thanks Boz Saddles!