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WesternSaddle.com takes pride in offering you only the finest selection of Horse Packing Supplies available online today. We know that our customers look for quality and well made pack saddles. After 25 years packing & guiding in Wyoming and Montana, these products have our stamp of approval. M White The knowledge of packing and certain packing terms came to British Columbia through the Spanish and Mexican people in the early 1800's. It was they who taught the local people the techniques and tricks of packing. Words such as corregidor, stevedore and segundo became familiar terms amongst the packers. The horse and mule pack trains usually had about 100 pack animals, however, some trains were smaller and some were as long as 150 animals, using Horse Packing Supplies. Each pack animal had to be trained and usually carried 200 pounds. Depending on the size and type of animal, they could carry as much as 600 and 700 pounds. Both the mule and the horse were used in packing because they each had different packing abilities. Mules can carry more weight, work longer hours, need less feed and can manouvre more easily around narrow rocky areas on the trails. Horses, on the other hand, can travel through mud and swamps a lot easier than mules since their feet are broader. A packer had to take special care when packing the animals and make sure that goods that could get spoiled if immersed in water were packed on the mules and not on the horses.