Bob Beecher ~ Master Saddler
Terri Beecher ~ Business Manager/Equine Evaluator
Estella Ray ~ Chink & Chap Maker
Emily Barker ~ Business Assistant
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, 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) and setting up herb programs for horses from a photo emailed to Terri from all over the USA using kinesiology as well as nutritional counseling.
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 Ray, Chink & Chap Maker, make by hand. Most everything we create is one of kind!