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Western Pro-Tech Felt Saddle Pad

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 Therapeutic  | Better Saddle Fit | Better Equitation | Improved Comfort and Performance

ThinLine- the most comfortable and effective no slip shock absorber for both horses and riders.  Every ThinLine Pad comes with this amazing ThinLine material. You simply choose the style of pad you like best, the size and shape to fit your saddle.

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To be a better-balanced rider with a more responsive, sounder horse try ThinLine.

So how does a 3/16” thick pad of ThinLine stitched onto a 1/2” thick,  wool felt pad make you a better-balanced rider and your horse more responsive and sounder? In a few ways…

The thin, Pro-Tech Felt Saddle Pad provides more shock absorption than a 2 inch thick felt pad. Pressure points are eliminated due to less bulk, the pad is soft and flexible, allowing it it fit neatly and comfortably against your horses’ natural confirmation, and communication is reestablished. Without all that material between  you and your horse you can feel each other, but all without the extra movement and “dead” feel of thick pads and gel pads.

For the horse, this pad has a wither-relief cutout which is best for moderate to low or mutton withered horses and a spine-free channel, further reducing the chance of pressure points.  This thin pad frees up more room for narrow or snug-fitting saddles and improves the comfort for horses even with saddles which are perfectly fitted. The ThinLine also ventilates, across the pad, allowing excess heat to move out from under the saddle.  Most important, to your horse, is how this pads creates stability.  Stability creates freedom.

For the rider, this pad’s slim design puts you in closer contact with your horse, so your leg can easily drape giving you a seamless feel of his sides.  You’ll notice his back moving more,  but with the extraordinary shock absorption of ThinLine you will be moving in unison with your mount.  The ThinLine layer sewn onto the pad has a 95% shock absorption rate that spreads impact LATERALLY  along the pad. This means that the motion you feel under you as you ride is absorbed by the ThinLine and transferred ACROSS the pad instead of UP into your spine. And this same shock absorption benefit is being enjoyed by your horse as well.

With reduced movement of your seat, your balance is easier to keep so “staying” with your horse, even during quick stops and starts, becomes second nature. You sit quieter, and he responds with a relaxed, soft back, and freer strides.

Saddle Fit: The Pro-Tech is also shimmable, which lets you resolve fitting problems with less expense. You can customize saddle fit from one horse to another or make temporary adjustments for a horse whose body is changing.

Available in both square, 2 sizes, and round skirt styles.

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Shimming for protection and saddle fit:

Underneath the ThinLine layer is a pocket to insert shims. If you need help with minor saddle fit adjustments, purchase this Western felt saddle pad and use it a

lone or add shims. Either way, your saddle will fit better and your horse will use his back better and stay sounder longer.  Shims are made of the same amazing ThinLine material. Once you place this performance saddle pad in your shopping cart you will see below your cart: Add shims to the Pro-Tech pad in my cart. Simply add the shims you need. Or Click here

Available Shims:

  • Full Booster Shim: A pair of shims running the full panel will create ThinLine Plus (1/4 inch) Thickness for intense protection.
  • Front Shims: Provide lift in the wither area and are available in two thicknesses, sold in pairs.
  • Bridging Shims: Fill in gaps over the top line. Available in two thicknesses, sold in pairs.
  • Rear Shims: Lift the cantle of the saddle for perfect balance. Available in two thicknesses, sold in pairs.
  • Kits available for multiple shims.

How do I know ThinLine is delivering the comfort and protection my horse needs?

Once you receive your Western felt saddle pad liner, ride in it for at least a week.  At first, you may simply notice things like; “my horse was great today, my seat and aids were soft and effective”, great job! you are on your way.  You will see a daily improvement. But, this can be a bit subtle in the beginning.  How to check out your pads effectiveness:  After at least a week of riding daily, begin your warm-up with the ThinLine.  Once you are warmed up, remove the ThinLine and ride.  This is when you will see just how much your horse is loving his felt saddle pad.

Money Back Guarantee:  

We are riders making products for riders. We understand how important the time we have with our horses is. We want every ride to be the best ride.  If you feel ThinLine is not delivering what you need all products may be returned for a full refund within 30 days. Of course, we would prefer you give us a call and tell us what is and is not working for you.  Around the world, this product has helped both riders and horses work happier together. We hope our 30-day satisfaction guarantee will help you have the confidence to try this amazing material.

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31.5″ total length, 31″ across shoulder, 15.75″ drop

Felt Saddle Pad Care Instructions

Our felt saddle pads have a high percentage of wool content. To avoid shrinkage, do not use hot water to clean, or heat to dry. Occasionally brush your pad with a curry brush. This will dislodge hair, dirt, and sweat to prolong the usefulness of your pad. Wool pads can be washed by scrubbing the dirty spots with a cloth or sponge, using cold water and a small amount of mild liquid wool-washing soap (We recommend EZ All). Hose all the soap off with clean water and allow the pad to air dry in a well-ventilated area. As you’re hosing, be sure to direct the spay from the center outward toward the edges, so that dirt, sweat, and hair is moved off of the pad and instead of being pushed into the pad.

8 reviews for Western Pro-Tech Felt Saddle Pad

    5 out of 5


    Lisa DeMatteis: My horses don’t have sore backs even after being under saddle 5, 6 hrs working. Love my saddle and pads!

    5 out of 5


    Cynthia Raker: We sell these and I ride in them. I tested this when I was 13…before it became Thinline…swore by it ever since! Ps drop a golf ball on it sometime…pretty impressive.

    5 out of 5


    I rode in my thinline western felt correction pad for the first time today. Instantly I could tell the difference between this pad and the pads I have used in the past. I never thought I rode forward until I sat in my saddle with the thinline pad underneath. I felt more centered and I also felt more balanced. I could tell my horse (6yr old appaloosa gelding, LJT Ace of Spades) was moving more freely underneath me and seemed more comfortable. I could even tell a difference in the feel of my seat. Before with past pads I had loose cushion, but with this pad I felt the shock absorption instantly and knew that when my horse and I run our barrel pattern that he would be protected from my movements of sitting deep into the saddle around turns, and it did!

    5 out of 5


    I absolutely will not ride in anything BUT my ThinLine pads! Whether its the liner or felt correction pad that I have! I absolutely love how both myself and my horses aren’t sore. They are able to stride out more and the pads provide the best shock absorption around! I am more centered and balanced which in return I am able to get my timing correct when I compete! Thank you Thinline for having such an awesome product!

    5 out of 5


    Another great weekend doing what we love! LJT Ace of Spades stayed fast and consistent and clean all weekend. Friday ran a 16.378, Saturday ran a 16.203 and Sunday 16.113 and was too fast for the 4D! All thanks to his Thinline western felt correction pad with front and mid shims! He felt great and worked amazing! Thank you Thinline for having amazing products!

    5 out of 5


    I love this pad. We use it on a pony. She started running freer in gymkhana speed events. Can’t wait to buy another for my horse!!

    5 out of 5


    I love my options with the Pro Tech felt pad. I have a horse with a low back and requires shims to bridge and on one shoulder, I was able to remove the shoulder shim after muscling occurred and my saddle still fits amazing! I have been able to adjust the shim positions and quantity that best suits his needs and keeps him comfortable and working. No more sore back, no more sore shoulders, and no more groan when I get on to ride-he literally vocalized his opposition to working!!! Thin Line Ultra is my go to for all saddle pad needs!!!!!!

    5 out of 5


    I’ve used ThinLine pads for years, I used to be a dealer and I always recommend them to everyone who will listen! They worked awesome for me when I rode endurance, and they continue to work great for me and several of my teammates for Mounted Search and Rescue. I’ve had my two wool felt barrel TL pads for about 10 years each and they’re still going strong!

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Questions and answers of the customers

  1. A Thank you for your question! All of our shimmable pads are constructed with Ultra Thinline panels, which by nature are very grippy and nonslip, in addition to providing excellent shock absorption and back protection. Most riders find that the panels do a great job of keeping everything in place. This particular pad, with its straighter topline and wither relief key hole cut out, works very well for horses with little to no withers and broad backs. Please feel free to give us a call at 888-401-9101 for further help selecting a pad.
  2. A Thank you for your question! This pad is made of the finest quality wool felt.
  3. A Thank you for your question! The Pro-Tech Felt Pad is a beautiful brown, top quality felt with brown Ultra ThinLine panels and the Premium Pro-Tech Felt Pad is made of the highest quality gray felt with black Ultra ThinLine panels. If you're looking for more variety, the Western Contour Ranch pad is available in 18 different colors!
  4. A Thank you for your question! We aren't able to customize this pad, but we do have other pads that would be a good fit. The Contour Ranch pad comes in 32x30 and 18 colors. The Full Sheepskin Comfort pad measures 31.5" and our Western Felt Liner is 32". Please check the links below and give us a call if you have any other questions! 888-401-9101
  5. A Thanks for your question! For this style pad, the small size refers to the smaller, rounded skirt. They both have the same overall length (28.5"), however the medium has a bit more of a cutback at the withers, so the spine measurement makes it look smaller on paper.
  6. A Thanks for your question! This pad is about 1/2" thick and where the Ultra ThinLine (3/16") is added, it measures 11/16".