English Wither-Relief Saddle Pad

5.00 out of 5
(2 customer reviews)

$149.00

Shock-absorption in a wither-free pad.

Description

English Wither-Relief Saddle Pad

Therapeutic  | Protect Horses Backs | Create Better Saddle Fit | Reduce Rider Movement | Increase Comfort and Performance

This wither-freeing saddle pad with ThinLine is the most comfortable and effective shock absorber for both horses and riders.  Every ThinLine pad comes with this amazing ThinLine material.

High Wither Saddle Pad

By adding comfort, shock absorption, and wither relief in this new design, we give you the best saddle pad for your high withered horse.

This pad is designed to create that no-saddle-pad look with all the shock absorption you need to have your horse perform at their best.  Fits well under Saddle Seat, Dressage, and All-Purpose Saddles. See our article on horse wither anatomy.

What is ThinLine?

ThinLine is a thin, shock-absorbing non-slip breathable foam.  It is the only equine product endorsed by surgeons, master saddlers, riders and veterinarians.

Where is the ThinLine?

A panel of ThinLine open-cell foam is added along the topline of the pads. The only product endorsed by surgeons, master saddlers & veterinarians.

 What makes ThinLine so different?

“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.

It is the dual benefits of extraordinary shock absorption and rider motion reduction that sets ThinLine apart from other saddle pads.

The ThinLine Cotton Wither Free Quilted Pads are made with ThinLine (3/16″) over a high-quality quilted cotton base pad, creating a contoured wither profile and spine-free channel. This design allows the ThinLine to lay on either side of the spine so that it is always in the right place. Delivering the maximum shock absorbency in the minimum thickness.

Thinline is the only product endorsed by surgeons, master saddlers & veterinarians.

Pad Construction

Made with ThinLine (3/16″) over a high-quality quilted cotton base pad, creating a contoured wither profile and spine-free channel. This design allows the ThinLine to lay on either side of the spine so that it is always in the right place. Delivering the maximum shock absorbency in the minimum thickness. 

Available in Black and Dark Brown

21.5″ spine length | 18″ flap drop | 7″ rear drop

Jim Paden saddlebred morgan rider

Trainers such as Jim Paden (pictured right) have discovered the value of this shock-absorbing pad both in the show ring and at home for improving horses’ gaits and riders’ seats.  Jim now uses ThinLine on all his show and school horses.

Saddle Fitting with ThinLine Shims

Our trim to fit shims may be used as a full shim to double your protection or you may easily create pairs of front, bridging, and rear shims by cutting the full trim-to-fit shim with a pair of scissors.

Banner English Pads Saddle Fitting Shims

 

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You may also be interested in our western pad and endurance pad ranges.

Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 26 × 8 × 2 in
Color

Black, Dark Brown

Sizing

21.5″ spine length | 23.5″ total length

18″ flap drop | 7″ rear drop

15″ flap width

 

Care Instructions

Hand or machine wash cold in front loading washer. Spin to remove excess water. Hang to dry naturally with no heat source, including sun. Using a fan speeds the drying process.

All pads come with a one-year full replacement warranty when following our care instructions.

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/

2 reviews for English Wither-Relief Saddle Pad

  1. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie (verified owner)

    Love this pad! Fits my saddlebred with cutback saddle nicely. Thinline does 100% help my back. I moved and stopped using Thinline for a few months and my back was killing me. Couldn’t figure it out until I started using it again and no more back pain!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    I love this pad! It fits my small monoflap jump saddle perfectly. It’s so nice not to have to use a quilt and a half pad. I would love to have more color options .

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    Can you use this saddle pad with your Trifecta half pad?
  1. Q Can you use this saddle pad with your Trifecta half pad? answer now
    A

    Thank you for your question! This pad comes with ThinLine panels along the topline for an all-in-one pad style.

    It's shimmable for adjusting your saddle fit or adding an extra layer of overall ThinLine protection. So it's likely that you wouldn't need to layer a half pad if you add any needed shims to this pad.

    Please feel free to give it a try with your half pad, but you may find that it's too much bulk under your saddle. 

  2. Is it good for a jumping/ close contact saddle?
  3. Q Is it good for a jumping/ close contact saddle? answer now
    A

    Thanks for your question! The Wither Relief Pad fits a wide range of english saddles. 

    The best way to learn if it's a good fit is to measure your saddle's "footprint" and compare to the pad measurements.

    20″ spine length |22" full length

    16″ flap width | 14″ across seat


  4. I have a high withered horse with a very short back. How do I measure her back for fitting this pad? I use an all purpose stubben saddle that fits very well. I may not need a shimmed pad but can't find a cutback or pad in your line other than this one. Is this the only pad that might work for a high withered horse or can you recommend another one too?
  5. Q I have a high withered horse with a very short back. How do I measure her back for fitting this p...... Read more answer now
    A

    Hi Jeri, thanks for your question! 

    The Wither Relief Pad is a great option for high withered horses and the measurements are:  20″ spine  | 17.5″ Drop | 16″ Flap width

    You can compare these to your saddle's measurements to see if this pad will be a good fit.

    Since you have a well fitting saddle and do not necessarily need a shimmable pad, please check out our new Perfect Fit pad. It's a wonderful update to our Basic pad line and the new design offers great wither clearance!

    Almost all of our pads, except the Basic line, offer a contoured topline with structure and lift at the wither. 

    Please feel free to call or email if you'd like further help choosing a pad.  919-680-6803 | [email protected]

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