We are located in the beautiful mountain community of Pagosa Springs, Colorado. We moved here because of our love of the incredible mountain horseback riding available here. In our search for quality, unusual, functional equipment with authentic old time/vaquero cowboy style, we found there was a short supply, so we decided to pool our talents and began Out West Saddlery as a business in 1996!.
Our passion is educating horse owners, trainers, breeders and horse health practioners about whole horse health and teaching how to evaluate the fit of any saddle on any horse and how to solve fitting problems with the Therapeutic Saddle Fitting Pad we have designed and make (see also our Saddle Fitting Information & Saddle Fitting Guide pages ). We encourage saddles like our "Vaquero Wade Stock Saddle" that gives close contact to the horse and encourages proper positioning of the rider, preferably sitting centered which is best for the rider and horses balance as well as putting the rider where the horse can structurally best handle the riders weight.
We specialize in very high quality, creative, truly custom cowboy gear that Bob Beecher Saddle Maker hand makes. Most everything we make is one of kind! We carry a wide variety of other unique items from horsehair mecates to educational DVD's. As we create new items and find new and unusual quality items made by other artisans and companies we will be sharing those with you as well, so stay tuned!