Lone Star Art Auction
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Lone Star Art Auction

Sat, Oct 29, 2022 01:00PM EDT
Lot 107

Carson Thomas Visalia Stock Saddle, 2005

Estimate: $15,000 - $25,000

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $100
$2,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$20,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Carson Thomas
Visalia Stock Saddle, 2005
leather, rawhide, wood, nickel silver, wool
34.5 x 17 x 19.5 inches
Inscribed On Plate: Visalia Stock Saddle by Carson Thomas 1/1

Private Collection, Peoria, Arizona

Carson Thomas is a second-generation saddle maker who in the 1970’s also began making half-scale saddles to visually chronicle the Western saddle’s evolution. This model is based on a style that was popular west of the Rockies from the late 1880s to 1900. Visalia saddles are often fully carved or stamped. The influence comes from the California vaqueros (Mexican cowboys) who elaborately decorated their saddles.


The saddle and accompanying stand are both in excellent condition.