Saddle Pads

The goal of Horse Tack Co. has always been to make riders tack happy. To help achieve that goal, we continually research and source the best horse tack — including our saddle pads — for the enjoyment and comfort of both horse and rider.

Types of Saddle Pads 

Both English and western riders have almost endless saddle pad options to choose from depending on their horse's needs and their personal style.

English

Like their name suggests, all-purpose English saddle pads can be used for everything from flatwork to dressage. You can find these pads in a variety of colors. Some also feature piping and fun prints and patterns. Dressage pads, which usually come in either white or another understated color, are bigger than all-purpose pads. 

Some English riders pair their pads with a sheepskin half pad to help keep their saddle in place and add a little extra cushion.

Western

Western pads typically come in more of a square shape. Some trail saddle pad styles are more rounded at the end to contour to the saddle's round skirts, and they may even come with pockets to store things in. Common western saddle pad designs include:

  • Saddle blankets.
  • Woven pads.
  • Wool pads.
  • Felt pads.
  • Neoprene pads.

Bareback 

For those days when you want to work on your seat or are too busy to tack up, you can throw a bareback pad on your horse. Bareback pads are designed to add a bit of cushion and comfort for both horse and rider as they walk, trot and canter. With plenty of fun colors and prints to choose from, English and western riders alike will be able to find the perfect bareback pad. 

Choosing the Right Saddle Pad for Your Horse 

Choosing the right saddle pad is important because it can help reduce your movement and impact in the saddle. This cushion helps protect your horse's back and makes the ride much more enjoyable for them. Some pads, especially if you shim them correctly, can even help keep your saddle in place and improve its fit.

To make sure you choose the right pad, start by evaluating your horse's conformation. Some saddle pads are specially made to accommodate high withers or other unconventional characteristics. Pads that allow shimming, such as our selection of Maxtra saddle pads, can even account for irregularities like uneven shoulders for a perfect fit. 

Then, check the dimensions of the pad against your saddle. Measure the full length of the saddle's topline, then from the center under the seat to the edge of the skirt. Multiply the second measurement by two. You want to pick a pad that reaches outside the edge of the saddle, but does not stretch past the horse's last rib.    

Difference in Materials 

Saddle pads can be made out of a variety of different materials such as:

  • Cotton: Most English all-purpose and dressage pads are made of cotton. This breathable material can be used alone if the saddle fits the horse well. Otherwise, it can be shimmed or paired with a half pad.
  • Fleece: Fleece helps to absorb sweat and offers a cushioning effect.
  • Foam: Both closed-cell and open-cell foam pads help absorb shock while riding. Over time, foam saddle pads will mold to the horse's back to create more of a custom fit.
  • Neoprene: Neoprene pads are long-lasting and easy to maintain. Their sticky texture also helps keep the saddle in place. 
  • Wool: Wool pads help wick away sweat and keep your horse cool while also absorbing shock.

Find the Perfect English or Western Saddle Pad at Horse Tack Co.

At Horse Tack Co., no matter what discipline you ride or what style you prefer, we have a broad selection of saddle pads for you to choose from. You'll be able to browse the best brand names on the market, including Roma, Tough-1, Maxtra and ThinLine. 

We want to make every horse and rider team love the ride. Let us know if you have any questions about our English or western saddle pad collection by giving us a call at 866-624-8225 or reaching out online.     

 

Saddle Pads For English & Western Riding At Horse Tack Co

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Comfort Plus® Non Slip Bareback...
Comfort Plus® Non Slip Bareback Pad - High wither. Complete with Girth.  One of the best bareback riding pads available. Wonderful for pleasure riding. A must for every riding school. Nothing...
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All Purpose Saddle Pads, Great...
All Purpose Saddle Pads, Great Colors, Quilted and Contoured. Chose your favorite color! All-Purpose Quilted Saddle Pad is 100% Cotton, with foam fill. The underside of the pad is a...
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Trail Riding saddle pad with...
Trail Riding saddle pad with pockets and water bottle The trail riding pad is made of a heavy duty cotton quilt over felt inside. This allows for easy washing. A...
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Exselle Round Riser Pad.Does your...
Exselle Round Riser Pad.Does your sadle sit low in the cantle? We can fix that.With a top quality pad from Exselle, constructed with dense, closed cell rubber. Adds cushioning and...
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Fleece Non-Slip Bareback PadThese soft...
Fleece Non-Slip Bareback PadThese soft squishy fleece pads are the perfect answer for riding without having to use a saddle. To help keep the bareback pad in place a non-slip...
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Best Friend English Style Bareback...
Best Friend English Style Bareback Pad Horse SizeThis is one of the best bareback pads on the market - a real luxury. No slipping, great comfort and made from the...
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This is one of the best bareback pads on the market - a real luxury. No slipping, great comfort and made by the people who care.  Trail pockets just for...
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Pommel PadHand crocheted wool pommel...
Pommel PadHand crocheted wool pommel pad in lots of cool colors!
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A practical combination of hospital...
A practical combination of hospital tested fleece lining, heavy saddle pad felt center, and acrylic blend Sierra blanket top make this pad unusual and attractive. Leather wear guards. Size: 32"...
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Best Friend English Style Bareback...
Best Friend English Style Bareback Pad PONYThis is one of the best bareback pads on the market - a real luxury. No slipping, great comfort and made from the people...
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No Slip Under Saddle Pad.100%...
No Slip Under Saddle Pad.100% pure rubber neoprene helps keep saddle securely in place. Used extensively in the race horse industry .Size: 17" x 21" with holes for ventilation.
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Lollipop Seat Riser For English...
Lollipop Seat Riser For English Saddles That Sit Low In The Cantel2" Thick - Hi Density foam saddle pad designed to fit in saddle channel and raise the cantle.White Foam...
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Non Slip Fleece Seat SaverNon-slip...
Non Slip Fleece Seat SaverNon-slip bottom with fleece top. Touch Tape strap underneath lays in the gullet to secure cover to saddle Available in regular seatColors: Hunter Green, Blue, Red,...
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Lane Fox Saddle PadPremium Quality...
Lane Fox Saddle PadPremium Quality Lane Fox Cutback quilted style saddle pad.Spine 18 1/2"Length of flap/drop 17 1/2"Front of pad to back of pad is 21"Flap width 14 1/2"Available in...
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The Roma Ecole Star Quilt...
The Roma Ecole Star Quilt Close Contact Saddle Pad is a soft and cushioned with a polished polycotton shell and Star quilt detail.Wick-Easy lining combined with contrast rope piping, nylon...
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The Roma Ecole Flower Diamond...
The Roma Ecole Flower Diamond Quilt All Purpose Saddle Pad is a soft and cushioned with a polished poly-cotton shell and flower diamond quilt detail.Wick-Easy lining combined with contrast rope...
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Non-Slip Under PadOne layer of...
Non-Slip Under PadOne layer of soft polymer (PVC) coated mesh has just the right amount of grip to help keep saddle from shifting yet will not rub the horses back....
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Maxtra™ Bareback Pad - Maxtra With...
Maxtra™ Bareback Pad - Maxtra With Comfort Plus® Would you like the most comfortable bareback pad ride available?  A great combination. The Comfort Plus® bareback pad designed with a Maxtra seat....
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Western Fleece Saddle PadsSoft dense...
Western Fleece Saddle PadsSoft dense fleece and breathable comfort for for your horse. Hospital fleece on the top and bottom. This great pad is washable. Available in 7 Great colors!...
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Saddle Pad, All PurposeAll purpose...
Saddle Pad, All PurposeAll purpose plush fleece top saddle pad. The underside is a 100% waffle weave cotton. Nice cushy foam filled center. Easy to wash in cool water. Comes...
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This heavy duty Air Ride...
This heavy duty Air Ride western show pad has a 3/4 inch breathable core and a handcrafted 100% wool Navajo blanket top. Designed to create a smoother ride for both...
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Roma® Protek Saddle Pad with...
Roma® Protek Saddle Pad with Lift Front Made from closed cell foam which won't absorb moisture, this pad provides ultra-thin, lightweight cushioned comfort. Molded to fit high up into the saddle...
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Roma Ecole Flower Diamond Dressage...
Roma Ecole Flower Diamond Dressage Saddle Pad Introducing a whole new breed of saddle pads - Ecole by Roma. Each pad is a work of art with attractive quilting patterns,...
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The wick easy lining of...
The wick easy lining of the Roma Circle All-Purpose Pad helps keep your horse dry.   Features:   • Polished poly/cotton shell and lining • Nylon girth straps and touch...
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