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Endurance Drop Rigging Saddle Pad

Endurance Drop Rigging Saddle Pad

From: $245.00

5.00 out of 5
11 Reviews

Thin impact protection.

Endurance Drop Rigging Saddle Pad

ThinLine Endurance Saddle Pad - Less bulk with more impact protection for long distance rides.

Western Full Shim Trim to Fit

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

 Looking for support, pressure relief, comfort, breathability, and the ability to shim all in one perfect pad?

Look no further!  The ThinLine Endurance Drop Rigging Saddle Pad offers everything listed above AND durability. ThinLine is the only saddle pad endorsed by spinal surgeons, veterinarians, master saddlers, and riders like you.  With ThinLine, you’ll 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 endurance drop rigging saddle pads. This panel creates an open pocket that allows shims to be inserted for a better seat and saddle fit.

What makes ThinLine so different from other endurance 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.

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Available Endurance Drop-Rigging Saddle Pad Styles

One size and two versions against your horse – Quilted Cotton or Washable Synthetic Fleece.  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 that 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 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

Begin by selecting your preferred 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.

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Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 34 × 10 × 6 in
Endurance Style

Cotton, Fleece Lined

Endurance Drop Rigging Saddle Pad

Endurance Style

Cotton, Fleece Lined

Western Full Shim Trim to Fit


ThinLine + (1/4", 6.4mm)


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

– 4.7 mm thick (3/16″)  ThinLine panel on either side of the spine for protection.

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.

How to Buy Outside the USA

Thank you for your interest in ThinLine!  ThinLine is readily available in most countries, we hope you will use the following links to our authorized distributors in regions outside the USA.  Here you will find all the great products and support you need:

Europe and the UK:



11 reviews for Endurance Drop Rigging Saddle Pad

  1. Morganhrs

    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.

  2. Lyn Chambers

    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!

  3. Jeanne

    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!

  4. Yvonne

    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. Crystal Brewster

    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!

  6. Marie-Christine BEAUDOIN

    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.

  7. Melody Fretschl

    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 !

  8. Donna Zalar (verified owner)

    This pad was the answer to my saddle fitting for my Arabian. It fits perfectly with my saddle and feels so secure. I can feel my horse under the saddle, unlike every other contour pad I tried. This is an amazing pad and I now have 2 beautiful pads from other manufacturers I’m trying to sell 😉 Thank you for making a superior product that feels custom made for my short-backed Arab!

  9. Ditte Phillips

    This pad has been wonderful. It fits great with my Boz saddle, makes both me and my horse very comfortable and is easy to keep clean. It stays put very well and is not bulky.

  10. sammieg2016

    This is my 1st Thinline product and I am loving it. I like that it seems to stay in place and is the best fit I have ever had for a saddle pad. I just let it dry after a ride then brush it out before using it again. I have only used about a half dozen times, but have been pleased. It is so soft and brushes out so nicely. You just want to keep touching the fleece because it feels so good, imagine how it must feel on my horses’ backs!

  11. Joyce

    Used the pad twice so far and just love it. The saddle and pad don’t move at all ( after a 3 hour trail ride up and down hills) and my horse seems happy also. My husband liked the pad so much that we bought one for him too and so far so good!!! We ride with Tucker western saddles and the pad fits perfectly under the bars of the saddle. Looks like it was made for the saddle. Wonderful product and great customer service… thank you!!

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    How thick is the pad itself, not the thinline area
  1. Q How thick is the pad itself, not the thinline area answer now

    Thank you for your question!

    The quilted cotton version of this pad is approximately 3/8" thick.

    The fleece lined version is approximately 1/2" thick. 



  2. Can you get a shorter drop length? 20" is too long for my Paso Dino.
  3. Q Can you get a shorter drop length? 20" is too long for my Paso Dino. answer now

    I'm sorry we can not. 

  4. Hello? Hello? Is there anyone from Thinline in charge of answering questions?
  5. Q Hello? Hello? Is there anyone from Thinline in charge of answering questions? answer now

    Feel free to email us at

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  7. Q Looking at Endurance Drop Rigging Saddle Pad: How do I know if I want cotton or fleece lined?
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