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Endurance Drop Rigging Saddle Pad

5.00 out of 5 based on 7 customer ratings
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 Looking for support, pressure relief, comfort, breath-ability and the ability to shim all in one perfect pad?

The ThinLine Endurance Drop Rigging Saddle Pad offers you all of this and durability. ThinLine, the only saddle pad endorsed by spinal surgeons, veterinarians, master saddlers, and riders like you.  With  ThinLine, you have close contact with the horse for better communication AND the ultimate in impact protection.

What is ThinLine?

ThinLine is a thin, shock absorbing non-slip breathable foam.

Where is the ThinLine?

It is sewn onto the panel of our saddle pads. This panel creates the open pocket that allows shims to be used.

What makes ThinLine so different from other saddle pads?

“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.

Available Endurance drop rigging-saddle pad styles.

In one size and two versions. Quilted Cotton or Washable Synthetic Fleece against your horse. Both pads have the additional ThinLine protection guard at the girth.

Do you need drop rigging to enjoy this pad? Absolutely not!  The additional ThinLine on the girth guard gives any cinch added comfort for your horse.

Pad Construction.

The base construction of this  saddle pad contains heavy duty quilted cotton with wool fill. It is available with or without synthetic sheepskin (all cotton or sheepskin base).  The ThinLine lies on either side of the spine creating a perfect support panel which works well with endurance and treeless saddles. Bonus! Extra girth, or drop rig, protection shield, made of ThinLine.

Compatible Saddles.

Designed to fit most drop or center-fire rigged endurance saddles. And it works well for many saddle styles, including Australian saddles and Treeless saddles.

Including but not limited to the following. For example Specialized saddles, Sharon Saare Drop Rigged Saddle, Stonewall, Boz , TW Saddlery saddles, Double Diamond TEK saddles, and Synergist Saddles. We recommend measuring your saddle and comparing the measurements to those listed below to ensure your Western endurance saddle pad is a perfect fit for you.

Accessories: Shims

First select color combination then review the options to add full shims.  Each pad comes with a layer of ThinLine.  Use the Full shims to double your ThinLine protection or customize them to create front, bridging or rear shims.


Endorsed by Lucian Spataro, Jr.

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Endurance drop rigging Saddle Pad

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  •  – 27″ (spine length)
  • – 20 inch drop to bottom of rigging panel
  • – A full 23″ of Ultra ThinLine along either side of spine
  • – Ultra ThinLine guard at the point of drop rigging/girth or cinch to protect against pressures and rubs.
  • – 14.5″ rear drop

– 4.7 mm thick (3/16″) Ultra ThinLine panel on either side of the spine for protection.  ThinLine Plus Booster Shims may be ordered to create ThinLine Thickness.

Synthetic Sheepskin Care Instructions

One of the great features of selecting synthetic fleece against your horse; you have incredible softness without the high maintenance of real sheepskin.  So feel free to get sweaty and work hard!  The ThinLine will be ventilating the heat from under your saddle.

This pad may be a bit large for your home washing machine, but it is machine washable with cold water. Use our SheepskinWash for best results. Or brush off daily. A simple hosing will do as well. Your pad comes with a full one year warranty.

7 reviews for Endurance Drop Rigging Saddle Pad

    5 out of 5


    Great pad; I use it with a western and english saddle. It never budges and the horses are happy. Easy care too, I vacuum it after each ride, still
    looks gorgeous. I have the round skirted Shenandoah as well. Nice, nice pad.

    5 out of 5


    I check my horse Dooley’s back before and after every ride as I was having some issues with a new saddle/pad combo I bought. Even thought the pad itself was shimmable I was still getting soreness after a 3 hour trail ride. I bought this pad which I have been using over a felt liner. Problem solved. Zero soreness. Thank you for a great product!

    5 out of 5


    This is an amazing saddle pad. Absolutely simple to care for and is a breeze to clean up after a ride. Fits my saddles (english and western) and I never have dry spots or a sore backed horse. My back is loving it too. I have a friend who always uses it to ride when she visits, it’s her favorite as well!

    5 out of 5


    Awesome pad! Initially I was skeptical because it seemed so thin. It looked well made, so I gave it a try. After the first ride, I loved this pad! Thinner and less bulky than the traditional western pads BUT provides great protection and comfort for the horse. My saddle even fits better.

    5 out of 5


    I love this pad! Ordering another after I gave my original pad to a friend with Rheumatoid Arthritis.

    It’s the perfect pad for when you have a saddle that is a glove fit, that doesn’t need any extra padding.

    I have some back problems myself and will not ride without Thinline anymore!

    5 out of 5


    J’aime beaucoup ce tapis mais ce qui est le plus important c’est que m jument l’aime encore plus. Vraiment confortable et il apporte une belle chaleur sous la selle pour les saisons fraîches ou froide du Quebec.

    5 out of 5


    Love my Shenandoah pad! Fits my gaited tree endurance saddle perfectly, adds protection without bulk, or changing the fit of the saddle, and stays in place beautifully. I didn’t mind spending extra money for this pad; I love thinline products, and after getting this, i don’t need any other pads. This is a great investment !

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Do you have to buy front and back shims separate or do they come in a set?Back to product
asked by Anonymous on 2018-07-23 15:34:03
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  1. Thank you for your question! We offer the Saddle Fitter's Kit, which comes with 1 set of front shims in ThinLine Plus thickness (1/4") and 2 sets of rear shims in Ultra ThinLine thickness (3/16"). Simply follow the link below, select your pad from the first drop down menu and Saddle Fitter's Kit from the second drop down menu. If you prefer a different combination, they would need to be purchased separately.
    Berit Brown answered on 2018-07-23 17:23:36