The only saddle pad endorsed by back surgeons, master saddlers and veterinarians.

English Wither-Relief Saddle Pad

English Wither-Relief Saddle Pad

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Shock-absorption in a wither-free pad.

Cutback Wither English Saddle Pad

English Full Shim Trim to Fit

Solve all your saddle fit issues with these versatile shock-absorbing shims.

115 in stock

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. We designed this wither freedom pad exclusively for horses with high withers and riders who wish for a split opening at the front of the 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 on Saddle Seat, Dressage, and All-Purpose Saddles.

*This pad is shimmable for additional saddle fit needs.

Thinline is 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.

Ease of use and a perfect fit are hallmarks of this English cut back wither saddle pad.  When using this full saddle pad your Thinline is always in the right place.  It eliminates the need to use multiple pads, thereby reducing tack-up time and unnecessary thickness.  The 95% shock absorption rate and no-slip properties of ThinLine mean you have all you need for equine comfort and protection.  It is easy to wash in a front loader machine.

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

20″ spine  | 17.5″ Drop | 16″ Flap width

Jim Paden saddlebred morgan rider

Trainers such as Jim Paden (pictured right) have discovered the value of this shock-absorbing Saddle Seat Equitation 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 front, bridging, and rear shims by cutting the full trim-to-fit shim with a pair of scissors.

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Additional information

Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 26 × 8 × 2 in

Black, Dark Brown

Cutback Wither English Saddle Pad


Black, Dark Brown

English Full Shim Trim to Fit


ThinLine (3/16", 4.8mm), ThinLine + (1/4", 6.4mm)


Fits most Saddle Seat saddles

20″ spine length |14″ across seat |

16″ flap width | Total Length 22″


Care Instructions

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. If you have a white pad, you may use bleach products such as soft scrub on the ThinLine material as well as using a little bleach in the wash cycle.  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:



1 review for English Wither-Relief Saddle Pad

  1. 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!

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    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?
  1. 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

    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 |

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