Native American Wood Saddle


Native American Wood Saddle from an awesome collection out West.  This Native American Wood Saddle has oral history of being used by the Comanche.  I was listening to the history and it reminded me of a picture in a book.  I have included the picture of the picture.  It is titled “Comanche Indians of Western Texas” by Lino Sanchez Tapia.

The Comanche were some of the first Native Americans to have horses.  Yes, Native Americans could and did ride bareback.  That said, not very far or long.  I have 11 horses and bareback ain’t happening long.  This saddle was copied or stolen from the Spanish.  This saddle was sinew tied originally and has been slightly restored to keep it together.  I love the old cut out for stirrups and the wear.  Many Confederate Troopers rode in Texas Hope Saddles.  That was the saddle of the period.  Same here with this saddle.  The oral history was Native American made but could have been a captured saddle.

This Native American Wood Saddle is an iconic piece of Western Expansion.  It tells the story of the Native American people becoming horsemen.  The US Cavalry envied the Native American Warriors and the endurance of their ponies.  As one Cavalry Soldier said “they always elude us and get away”.  The wood on this saddle is stunning.  The age, wear, and patina is to die for and be happy about it.

This Native American Wood Saddle would have had a hide thrown over the top.  My guess an elk hide would have been the choice if available.  The picture from the period watercolor shows the saddle covered.  Awesome piece of history and displays beautiful.  I sold a beautiful native American Pad saddle also from the trip’s purchases.  This Native American Wood Saddle will add some “WOW” to your collection.  Please check out all the pictures.

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