Out West Saddlery's Semi Custom Vaquero Wade Extra Wide Western Stock Saddles
30-35 lbs. Based on the design of our most popular custom saddle!
Includes back strap, bucking rolls, breast collar rigging, crupper rigging, padded seat, smooth brass conchos and 4" brass bell lined stirrups. Seat sizes 12" - 18" (16 1/2" - 18" $100.00 extra fee)
- Fully covering the tree with leather $400.00
- Cover Seat & Fork (recommended if you don't want bucking rolls) $150.00
- Tooled Semi-Cheyenne Roll $100.00
- Cantle Slots $60.00
- Rawhide Horn Binding, Fork Roll, Spanish Lacing and Cantle Binding $100.00.
- Matching Breast Collar (Mohair or Custom Leather)
- Matching Headstall (samples)
- Matching Crupper $70.00
- Matching Saddle Bags
- Mohair Cinch
- Different Stirrup Sizes
- Different Conchos
- Rosette Rope Strap $30.00
- Horn Wrap $50.00
- Hobble Rings
- Night Latches
- Shu Flies
- Therapeutic "Remuda" Saddle Fitting Pad (Highly recommended! 15% Discount w/Saddle)
"Joker" modeling one of our Dark Oiled Antiqued Stock Saddles!
This painting was done by David Baker of "Rosa" the mule sporting an Out West Saddlery customized Vaquero Wade Stock Mule Saddle.
*Also available by special order and no charge are a number of options such as: shorter or longer fenders, special bar length, special bar angle/rocker (for mules, gaited horses, etc), different rigging, stainless hardware, different seat sizes & different colors.
*See some pictures below of customized stock saddles!
*If you decide to order a saddle, we will have you take some measurements of yourself and make tracings of your horse/mule for optimal fit!
*See Testimonials Below!!
See our Saddle Fitting Guide page to learn how to evaluate your own saddle for fit! If you are interested in one of our stock saddles, we will need these measurements to determine the best size for you and your horse or mule! See also ourTherapeutic Saddle Fitting Pads and Saddle Fitting Information/Philosophy page!
NEW!! Customizable Stock Saddle model "Santa Fe Vaquero Wade"
Cantle slots, smaller fenders and skirts to cut even more weight. This saddle weighed 27 lbs. (weight varies depending on seat size and the particular piece of wood used for the tree).
The customization chosen on this saddle: no tooling, black accent leather w/DOA colored leather, custom horn cap and horn wrap!
Colors Options Available: Left — Dark Oiled Antiqued (DOA), Middle — Walnut, Right — Black!
We are very excited to introduce our new stock saddle that we are having built special for us by a small, USA, production saddle company, to keep up on the growing demand for great fitting, quality, good looking saddles at a more affordable price and less waiting time than our custom saddles! Every saddle is inspected by Bob for quality control and he makes and installs the bucking rolls, stirrups, any customizations, and makes the accessories!
After years of teaching and performing saddle fittings, we have come up with 2 trees that, with our Therapeutic Saddle Fitting Pad, will fit most horses of all breeds and sizes very well! It will free up their shoulders and be short enough that the horse will easily collect, round their back, bend, flex and reach out with a balanced stride.
For every purchase of a Stock Out West Saddlery saddle you can get one of our Therapeutic Saddle Fitting Pad at a 15% discount!
Of our special trees, which Bob designed, we have found the most universal (if you can have only one saddle) to be our extra wide, which has a much wider bar angle/flare than a “full quarter horse” tree, a little flatter rocker, and no convex bump in the front. Bar flare of 14 1/4”- Regular Wide or 15”- Extra Wide (for draft crosses, unusually flat quarter horses etc) & bar length 22 1/2”- 23 1/2” long depending on seat size, gullet width of 6 3/4” & a gullet height of 8”. Horn Cap 4”, Horn 3” high, 3/4” drop, semi dome. Fork is 10” wide x 5” thick. Cantle is 5” high x 12” wide, semi shovel, 1 1/2” dish.
We stand behind all of our workmanship!
These saddles and trees are handmade using high quality workmanship and materials. The trees are special treated wood, rawhide covered and the rawhide is coated with urethane to protect it. All the stitching is recessed for quality and durability. The stirrup leathers are pre-twisted to take stress off of your knees. Free swinging stirrup leathers. The saddle is perfectly balanced for a comfortable ride for you and your horse, they are one of the few western saddles built today designed so you sit centered and as close to the horse as possible for the best communication between you an your horse. The seat is not built up in the front so your weight is more forward where you are more balanced, like where you would sit bareback, the horse can balance you better in that "sweet spot" and their back is much stronger further forward . We believe proper fit, rider comfort and the way the saddle positions you is the most important elements in a saddle.
Stock Saddles w/Custom Options:
Fully Covered with Natural Rawhide Accents (Horn, Fork & Cantle) ~ Dark Oiled Antiqued Color
Stainless Hardware with JM Bronze #11 Conchos & Steppin Out Horn Cap
Set up for a Double Rigged Cinch w/4 Latigos ~ Horn Wrap
This customized Black Stock Saddle was made for Patty Bell Usher. Extra Wide, Wade Bars, 17" Fenders & 15 1/2" seat. Weighs 34 lbs. w/o back strap. Extra's include: Fully Covered, Jeremiah Watt Stainless Hardware including concho bolts for the stirrups & horn cap, Semi Cheyenne Roll, Rope Strap, Horn Wrap and No Bucking Rolls.
This Extra Wide Walnut Stock Saddle was customized for Jim Bewley who requested No Tooling which is an option!
This Extra Wide, Walnut, Stock Saddle was customized for Robin Kirwin with fully covered tree and Jeremiah Watt antiqued hardware.
Bob and Terri, you guys are awesome!
I love my OutWest customized stock saddle. The quality is superb – pretty enough for the showpen but durable enough for a day’s work on the ranch.
The design of the saddle is excellent. The unique bar angle of the tree allows my horses to move freely without pinching or flattening the withers. The rounded skirting provides freedom to the loin and pelvis, particularly for short-backed little quarter horses. The flat half seat not only ventilates the horse’s back but also allows the rider to explore a variety of positions, according to their need and discipline.
“It is uncommon to find a western saddle that actually allows the rider to sit on their balance point. I bet you searched long and hard for that saddle of yours.” – Sue Leffler, Centered Riding Level IV clinician.
I love the breathability and versatility of your therapeutic saddle fitting pad. Riding out on the ranch, when everyone unsaddles to air out the horses’ steaming backs I notice that my mares are barely damp compared to the sweat dripping from the rest of the horses.
Thank you Bob and Terri for being such a wonderful resource – always welcoming and passionate to share your knowledge and love of the horse!
Student of the Horse
Just want everyone to know my Out West Saddle is the greatest. The fit
for my horse is perfect and thank you for your personalized service. I
had no idea a saddle could be so comfortable for both horse and rider.
Before my Out West saddle I just accepted the fact that I would hurt
somewhere after hours in the saddle. Your saddle is in a category of
its own. Superior! Thank you, thank you.
Sue Ellen Haning
Pagosa Springs, CO
I am Finally getting around to emailing you about the Saddle I bought a little while back.
My horse needed to rest after a cut on the leg and I wasn't able to ride. But now we are back to riding everyday. The Saddle is THE BEST SADDLE I have ever owned and fits me and my horses great! I don't need the back cinch or a breast collar.....we are climbing hills up and down and I can tell how she moves with this saddle that she is happy and so am I. I cannot say enough about this saddle! My other saddle is a Hamely wade that is quite the diamond....but very very heavy, I like your fit on my horse a lot better!!
Hope your family and folks are doing well!
Browns Valley, CA
The saddle arrived and it is absolutely gorgeous!! I love it! It looks fantastic on Mouse too! I love the design of the stirrups; adjusting them was a breeze. I rode Mouse in it yesterday and WOW, what a difference! The saddle stayed put during the entire ride and she had an even sweat pattern with no dry spots. I also noticed she carried her head lower while trotting on a loose rein. Depending on the trail I ride, I normally have 2 to 3 gates to work horseback. Usually when side passing, her shoulders get there just a little ahead of her hind instead of moving united. Yesterday, (and it probably has something to do with the way the saddle keeps me balanced and lined up too) she did a beautiful balanced side pass! So not only does it fit my horse beautifully, but me as well and it is so comfortable. I watch a lot of Buck Brannaman tapes and he talks about keeping a little eversion on the balls of your feet so your legs can wrap around your horse. In my other saddle I was never able to achieve that and I would find myself actually putting weight on the outside of my feet. Not anymore! And now I really understand what he was talking about. Thank you so much for helping me with all the measurements. It is such a relief to have a saddle that will fit all my horses correctly so I don't have to worry about damaging their backs. I can't wait to ride Ziggy with it!
I’m sorry it has taken so long to tell you how much I love my saddle! I wanted to send you a photo of my Rocky in the saddle, but he is taking so long to shed out and he looks like a ragged mountain pony. However, we both love the saddle. He has never gaited so freely, and I am completely comfortable and balanced. I just rode in the Navajo Lake Competitive Trail Ride (one day, 21 miles), and neither of us were uncomfortable or sore at all. I will send a photo one of these days, when he is presentable.
I received my new Out West Saddlery Vaquero Style Wade Saddle recently.. For the first time in a very long time, I was able to ride for several hours with absolutely no leg or hip pain. It is a beautifully made saddle with attention to detail and design. The customer service from Terri and her team has been beyond wonderful. This is an outfit who really cares about their product, their clients and strive to bring the best to the market. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this saddle and the Beecher's for anyone looking for a great saddle with attention to detail, comfort and function.
St. Johnsbury, VT
"Just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Terri and Bob for my Out West Saddle. It's fits Jasper perfectly!!! I'm so happy with it and so is he! The service you provided was totally outstanding and I can't stop talking about my amazing Out West Saddle. Thanks again! I'll be coming back for other tack in the future :)"
Charisma and I arrived at the Y6 on Tuesday afternoon. Martin Black has a series of clinics here for the next few weeks so we've been riding all day, every day. Charisma is doing wonderful in the saddle. I don't have any shims in it at the moment. This morning when we came back from moving some cattle she was the only horse that didn't have any sweat on her saddle area, even though she worked the same as all the others. I haven't seen any dry spots or ruffled hairs on her yet. I've had a few of the other students in the clinic comment on the saddle, they thought it was pretty unique.
All the best,
Please give our name, number or email address to anyone that wants a personal recommendation for your stock saddles!!!
Montey finally had a chance to ride the big quarter horse, Joker, as well as the slightly smaller Tennessee Walker, Danny, with the new saddle. The saddle fits both horses perfectly. I’ve only attached a photo of Joker wearing his new saddle but Danny looks just as handsome. Danny was the harder to fit horse because every other saddle we’ve tried on him rolls and never stays centered. Not a problem with this one. This saddle fit perfectly from the beginning of the ride to the end. I know you took extra care to make sure the saddle skirt wouldn’t be too long for the shorter backed Danny and I’m pleased to say the length is perfect. Plenty of room left between the saddle skirt, pad and the horses hip.
Montey is comfortable and secure in this saddle. Unlike other heavier Western saddles, this saddle allows a closer contact enabling him to feel the horses movement and each individual legs position. The bucking rolls came in useful the other morning when we spooked up a napping deer and Joker did a little whoop-di-do. Montey stayed right where he was. Based upon the calculations of Monteys leg length, height, weight, etc., and then deciding on the extended length fenders make this saddle a true custom fit just for him. The unique pad with the removable shims will allow Montey to use the saddle on one of our other horses that has a narrower back.
See you soon,
Sally & Montey Hensley
I wanted to drop you a short note to let you know that I love my new saddle. It's a gorgeous saddle and a perfect fit for my horse, and after a week of riding with it I am happy to report that my quarter horse "Clark" loves it. Also, it is a huge relief to finally get a saddle that properly fits, both me and my horse. I was so worried that I would waste more money buying the wrong saddle. It took me nearly 2 years of research to find the best saddle maker (Out West Saddlery). Your knowledge of saddle fitting was obvious to me and I'm so appreciative that you were patient with me with my inquisitive phone calls and most importunately, I'm appreciative of the time you took to coach me on getting the proper measurements and templates of my horse's body (and mine). And you are so correct...the saddle places me in such a proper position, which will greatly advance my riding abilities.
I'll stay in touch.
I purchased my Out West Saddlery Stock Saddle in February this year and absolutely love it!
It improved my riding instantly and my horses really loves it too. It is so comfortable to ride and I have never ridden in anything like it. Riding is always a joy for me now and as my job requires me to be in the saddle sometimes from dawn til dusk. I broke my pelvis bull riding 2 years ago and was wheel chair bound for 2 years. I have not had any pain from riding and I think my new saddle is definitely a big help.
Thank You Bob & Terri!
I just wanted to let you know happy I am with my new rig. The time you took with me to make sure the saddle fit me and my horse was well worth it as it fits Lady and I like a glove. After riding it for a day I can say it is one of the most comfortable saddles I have ever ridden. While fit and comfort are most important to me it sure doesn’t hurt that it looks fantastic also. The matching breast collar, bridle and saddle pockets really set it off. The family crest that Bob carved on the pockets look fantastic. Lady really does look like a Lady with this rig.
Thanks again for the top notch service and craftsmanship. It is a pleasure to deal with folks that still have old style cowboy values.
Mark A. Fairchild
Rock & Roll MF Ranch
“Hi Terri and Bob,
I love the new saddle, and so does my horse! He has been so relaxed when saddled, as well as carrying his head lower and breaking better at the poll, AMAZING!!! We did our first parade yesterday (in Bayfield, CO), and he was not bothered by much of anything.”
Columbine Ranger District / Field Office
San Juan National Forest / BLM Public Lands
The saddle is WONDERFUL and fits beautifully! Everyone at the barn is ooooing and ahhhhing. Touching the saddle makes me smile. Not only because it so beautifully made, but because I feel a connection with where it came from. I’m so glad I found you!”