Brand new with tags, this is an exquisite Spanish vaquera saddle, perfect for working equitation, trail riding, and general training. The silla vaquera mixta saddle is basically a vaquera or vaquero saddle with a raised section, called a ‘borren’, just behind the pommel. This is included for added rider security and comfort.
* Size of seat: It measures 17ins from front to back measured from the inside of the pommel to the front of the cantle.
This is not a true ‘traditional’ Spanish saddle, but is becoming a popular choice with riders as a general purpose or country riding saddle and can now be seen in the Spanish Feria.
The vaquera mixta saddle is not allowed in Doma Vaquera competition. In Spanish, silla, meaning saddle, is ‘feminine’ hence the correct spelling for the saddle is vaquera rather than vaquero. Perhaps because it is used by the vaquero (cowboy) the masculine spelling is sometimes used – although there are female riders – vaqueras. In ‘correct Spanish’ it is the silla vaquera.