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 - 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, all rigging, and a saddle pad. Chose either fleece or rope cinches.