To find out the size of your packsaddle, carry out the following operations in the following order

1 – Cut a piece of cardboard box into 2 rectangles measuring approximately 60X30 cm (70X30 cm for horses and mules).

2 – The first piece will be called FRONT LADDER and will be used to calculate the width of your animal at the front arch.

3 – The second piece will be called the REAR LADDER and will be used to calculate the width of your animal at the rear arch.

4 – Position the front template 10 cm behind the shoulder blades, and cut it out with a pair of scissors, in small successive cuts, until it fits the shape of the animal’s body. Leave 5 to 10 cm at the top to prevent the cardboard from deforming. The result is a card that looks something like the figures below.

Carton5 -Position the rear ladder behind the front pattern and cut as for the front pattern.

For a miniature donkey, position 25 cm behind the front ladder.

For other animals, place 30-35 cm behind the front ladder.

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6 – Place the front ladder on a table and draw a line 20 cm above the base.

7 – Then measure the distance A1-A2 in cm

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8 – Place the rear template on a table and draw a line 20 cm above the base.

9 – Then measure the distance B1-B2 in cm

10 – Send us these 2 measurements by e-mail. By return, we’ll let you know which pack size (XS, S or M) is right for your animal.

Or check the table below to see which bast you need.

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Additional measurements

We also need the following measurements for the length of the belts:

TourHorizontal

The full circumference of the animal’s chest and buttocks.

Tour Vertical

The vertical circumference of the animal at the level of the future pack-saddle