Phoebe, Fancy as we call her, was an excellent saddle and is an excellent pack mule. By that, I mean we have mostly packed her as my husband and I had our "favorite" riding/trail mules. We purchased her from the Montrose Mule Days in 2007 for almost $6,000 ( have that paperwork). After 18 months of not being used at all, my son was here over Thanksgiving and went out, put a saddle on her and off she rode. We did a video of her that can be found on youtube at Phoebe the Fancy Mule. I also have short clips of him picking up her feet, putting bridle on, saddle, trailering, etc. She did everything perfect just like she had been doing it every day. She is current on all vaccines and coggins. At Montrose, she won the trail competition and all around mule. Fancy also participated in a Brad Cameron cow-working clinic. I will post a photo of the ad on what she was trained to do, which is a lot, however, we have only occasionally ridden her and mostly packed her. She will pack eggs and not break a one. If the pack slips, she just stops. If she pulls back, you better check, something is wrong with the pack. She has crossed rivers, creeks, mud, and very difficult trails. She is trained to front leg and rear leg hobbles, and stands tied quietly. She has packed elk and deer for us, very expensive gear and never a problem. She might need a refresher course for the rest of the training. She is not for a beginner because she does rely on the confidence of the rider. She rides with leg pressure and cues for leads, etc. We are selling her for MUCH less than we paid for her since we haven't kept up on all her skills and she is mostly just standing around the pasture being used occasionally and we have decided her training is being wasted. If I keep her until Spring and continue riding her, her price WILL GO UP. She will be relisted for closer to what we paid for her.