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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun. 30, 2006
    SF Bay Area, California

    Question I need help with a crupper for an english saddle

    I just bought a crupper with a T for an english saddle. Unfortunately, I bought a pony size and it's a couple of inches too short for my mule. I really thought he horse size would be too big on him.

    In looking for another, I see one like this:

    Is this the kind that can attach to the billets on my saddle?

    I haven't even gotten to ride him yet because I know the saddle will slip forward and sadly, there are no tack shops in my area that even carry cruppers, let alone one for an english saddle, sigh...
    Proud owner of a Slaughter-Bound TB from a feedlot, and her surprise baby...!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb. 9, 2011
    IE SoCal


    Tough -1 is made in India crap. I never realized it was possible for nylon to be noticeably low quality until I saw their stuff in real life. I would be leery of what the un-shown tail piece is made of.

    Try this-
    Separate T attachment for your saddle-

    Now go buy whatever crupper you want. Lots and lots of options out there from the endurance and mule supply places for cruppers that snap or buckle on to a D-ring.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep. 29, 2009


    I just bought a ring, and screwed it onto the back of my saddle. If it the crupper isn't long enough, attach a nylon dog collar on it so it extends longer. I use dog collars with the plastic snap.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul. 11, 2004


    Ack! Don't use a crupper on your mule. Cruppers are made for low weight (5 lbs. or so). Use breeching instead. Easier on their butts, a lot more adjustable and you'll have a much happier mule. Cruppers are great for driving harnesses and a pony...not mules or horses.
    "Sic Gorgiamus Allos Subjectatos Nunc"

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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar. 29, 2006


    IMO, cruppers are fine on most horses but not for mules or horses that have a "MULE" shaped hindquarter. Mules have a very different shape to the croup and a very low tail set. It was explained to me that that shape causes a crupper to rub horribly. Also the shoulder/wither build of a mule would put a lot more weight onto a crupper on a downhill.


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