The wooden base is a raw slab of tree or branch. There is something written under Quart which I cannot make out. The craftsmanship shows the hand of a very good carver. Family said it came from a trading post somewhere in Arizona or Nevada (as best as they could recall).I think it is an exceptional piece of American Folk Art. The item "ESTATE FRESH Antique COWBOY Old West Folk Art Wood Horse withFancy Leather Saddle" is in sale since Tuesday, October 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Animals\Horses\ Merch. The seller is "waestates" and is located in Seattle, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States.