Endurance Wax Tough Rider Pad

5.00 out of 5
(1 customer review)


Dense merino wool & durable protection.

Endurance Wax Tough Rider Pad


The dual benefits of extraordinary shock absorption and rider motion reduction set ThinLine apart from other saddle pads.

Providing more shock absorption than a 2-inch thick felt pad, ThinLine eliminates pressure points and distributes rider weight.  Soft and flexible, this Western endurance saddle pad fits neatly and comfortably against your horses’ natural confirmation.

“The manner in which this product absorbs motion encourages horses to lift their backs, developing strength and top-line.  It has been endorsed by Veterinarians, for horses, as well as Spinal Surgeons for riders. It is a top pick for Master Saddlers around the world. Equine Chiropractors and Massage Therapists carry it on their trucks to keep horses going strong, supple, and relaxed.  Trainers and riders find it a trusted product to improve rider equitation.”

Pressure Relief Pad For the Horse

A raised wither profile with a swallow topline makes this pad adaptable to the conformation of any horse – high withered or mutton withers. The flexibility and stretchiness of ThinLine molds around your horse’s shape. The contour of the pad, which follows the natural curve of your horse’s back, stops any bunching.

This thin endurance saddle pad frees up more room for narrow or snug-fitting saddles and improves the comfort of horses even with saddles that are perfectly fitted. ThinLine also ventilates, across the pad, allowing excess heat to move out from under the saddle.  Most important, to your horse, is how this pad creates stability.

For the Rider

Western Wax Pad WEBThe 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,  and with the extraordinary shock absorption of ThinLine you will find yourself 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. This same shock absorption benefit is being enjoyed by your horse as well. With the reduced movement of your seat, your balance is easier to keep so “staying” with your horse becomes second nature. You sit quieter, and he responds with a relaxed, soft back, and freer strides.

Wax Pad Components:

  • This pressure relief saddle pad is 29″ long and has a 17.5″ front drop.
  • A Panel of  3/16” (4.8mm) thick ThinLine performance foam is sewn on each side of the spine, creating a spine-free channel.
  • High-quality needled lambswool fleece-lined bottom against your horse wicks moisture and adapts to temperature change: cool in the summer and warm in winter
  • Wool felt fill, topped with a waxed cotton-based fabric that sheds water.
  • Generous wither profile allows this Western therapeutic saddle pad to fit both high-withered and mutton-withered horses.
  • The contoured topline allows the pad to accommodate the natural curve of the horse’s back.
  • Quality crafted in the USA.

Shimming for Saddle Fit and Comfort

Full saddle fitting shims are available when you select your pad size.  These may be used as-is to double your protection or trimmed to create a pair of front, bridging, and rear shims to adjust your saddle fit.

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

After receiving your Western endurance saddle pad, 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 daily subtle improvements in the beginning.  How to check out your pad’s effectiveness:  After at least a week of daily riding, 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/her pad.

Money-Back Guarantee:  

We are riders making products for riders and 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 within 30 days for a full refund. 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!

You may also be interested in all our shimmable pads, and felt western pad range.

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 34 × 10 × 6 in

Black, Dark Brown, Tan

Endurance Wax Tough Rider Pad


Black, Tan


Spine length – 25.5″
Full side length – 29″
Front drop – 17.5″
Rear drop – 12.5″

Thickness – 3/4″ base pad + 3/16″ ThinLine panel

Care Instructions

Day to day maintenance- Remove dust and dirt from waxed top with a soft brush. Remove hair and dirt from lambswool with a stiff brush.

Deep clean- hand wash with mild soap and hang to dry.

Reapply wax ointment as needed to maintain water repellent finish.

How to Buy Outside the USA

ThinLine is readily available in most countries. This site ships to the USA, Mexico, and South America.

We hope you will use the following links to our authorized distributors in the following regions.  Here you will find all the great products and support you need:

Europe and the UK: https://www.thinlineglobal.eu/

Australia:  https://thinlineglobalau.com/

Canada:  https://thinlinecanada.ca/

1 review for Endurance Wax Tough Rider Pad

  1. 5 out of 5


    Wonderful pad. I’ve been using if for over a year now, comfortable for my horse and I. Have gone on lots of long trail rides 10 miles plus in hot and cold weather, my horse has a nice even sweat mark and has never had any soreness. Fits under my tucker endurance saddle perfectly.

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    What is the weight on this pad?
  1. Q What is the weight on this pad? answer now

    Thanks for your question! The round skirt Waxed Tough Rider pad weighs 4.5 lbs.


  2. I'm a little confused as to the size...under Additional Information it says the pad is 34x10x6 and 6 lbs, but under Sizing it says it is 25.5" long, 17.5" front drop, 12.5" back drip and 29" full side length. Which is correct. My horse has a
  3. Q I'm a little confused as to the size...under Additional Information it says the pad is 34x10x6 an...... Read more answer now
    A 25.5" long, 17.5" front drop, 12.5" back drop is the correct size for this pad.
  4. I'm a little confused as to the size...under Additional Information it says the pad is 34x10x6 and 6 lbs, but under Sizing it says it is 25.5" long, 17.5" front drop, 12.5" back drip and 29" full side length. Which is correct. My horse has a
  5. Q I'm a little confused as to the size...under Additional Information it says the pad is 34x10x6 an...... Read more answer now

    Thank you for your question and so sorry about the conflicting size information!

    These are the correct measurements-

    • 25.5" long
    • 17.5" front drop
    • 12.5" back drop
    • 29" full side length 

    The other measurements are referring to the size of the box that it ships in and shouldn't be showing up there. Sorry again for the confusion!

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