Winter Hours: Monday ~ Thursday 9:00 AM ~ 5:00 PM MST
Summer Hours: Tuesday ~ Saturday 9:00 am ~ 5:00 PM MST
*Some evenings & weekends available by appointment!
Bob Beecher ~ Saddle Maker
Terri Beecher ~ Pardner
Estella Ray ~ Assistant Saddler
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 all around us. 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 practitioners 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 Pads we design and make in-shop (also see our Saddle Fitting Philosophy & Saddle Fitting Guide pages).
We encourage saddles like our Vaquero Wade Stock Saddles that gives close contact to the horse and encourages proper placement of the rider, in a centered position, which is best for the horse and rider's balance, and puts the rider's weight where the horse can structurally handle it best.
We specialize in very high quality, creative, truly custom cowboy gear that Bob Beecher, Saddle Maker, and Estella Cumberford, Apprentice Saddler make by hand. Most everything we create is one of kind! We also carry a wide variety of other unique items, from horsehair mecates to educational DVD's. As we produce new pieces, and find new and unusual quality items made by other artisans and companies, we will continue to share them with you, so stay tuned!
Exciting news! Bob was commissioned to build a saddle for an up coming movie “Out Of The Wild”! Story & script written by horsemanship clinician Mark Rashid! The saddle is done! For more pictures and the back story of the saddle see our Out of the Wild Movie Saddle Album!