For my Facebook friend Marolyn, who was asked to comment on my big butt and who gave this answer: "Get yourself an English saddle. Worked for Cletus. Makes you look manly and muscular."
Marolyn, there's chubby and then there's CHUBBY. I'm afraid I'm an all-caps kind of fatty.
Thank you, however, for your kind suggestion! I'm an all-English, all the time mule (except that I do wear a bosal for most of my trail rides), and I wish more mules would try it. It's a very comfortable way to go!
Ears to Cletus and ears to all our broad-in-the-beam buddies out there.