The saddle is made of stained hardwood with black powder-coated, rust-proof metal parts. The pack boards pivot at their connection to the cross bracing, allowing the angle of the boards conform to the slope of the llama's back. The pack boards are padded with firm, sculptured and tapered foam, allowing movement of the llama's shoulder muscles under the bars. Adjustable cinches made of fleece-covered 2" nylon webbing are bolted to the frame and fasten with Fastex buckles. (Saddle is also available with rope cinches) Breast strap and britching attach to the panniers to stabilize forward and back movement of the load. The pack saddle is made and meant to be used with a standard felt saddle pad which is included. The name plate should be on the near side (llama's left side) for proper saddle placement. Photo at left is looking at the saddle if you were standing on the llama's left.
Each saddle comes with two cinches and a saddle pad. Chose either fleece or rope cinches.
Please note that the pads under the boards may vary in color from the photos. The color of the fleece on the cinches may vary as well (light cream to dark yellow) If you have a preference, please let us know.