Contour Western Ranch Round Skirt Pad


Shock absorbing round skirt barrel pad.


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For the horse.

A raised wither profile with a swallow topline makes this Western contour ranch saddle pad adaptable to the conformation of any horse – high withered or mutton withers. The flexibility and stretchiness of the 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.

ThinLine open-cell foam (only 3/16″) with extreme shock absorption delivers comfort for horses. The 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.  Communication and comfort are a guaranteed result of riding with ThinLine.

For the rider.

The 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,  but with the extraordinary shock absorption of ThinLine, you will be 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. 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. And 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.

Contour Western Ranch Round Skirt Saddle Pad Components:

  • Two Panels of ThinLine – sewn to each side of the spine band.
  • Black synthetic washable fleece against your horse.
  • Interior felt liner.
  • Tough stain resistant Cordura fabric on top.
  • Leather fenders.


Round Skirt. 29 Inch Spine length. 15 inch drop at front.

Shimming for Saddle Fit and Comfort
Full saddle-fitting shims are available for purchase separately. These may be used as-is to double your protection or trimmed into pairs of front, bridging, and rear shims to customize your saddle fit.

Customer Reviews: 

The McKinney Texas mounted police trust this ranch pad for all day comfort.

0731 Black

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


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Money Back Guarantee:  

We are riders making products for riders so we 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 for a full refund within 30 days. Of course, we would prefer you to give us a call and tell us what is and is not working for you. Around the world, this product has helped both riders and horses work happier together. We hope our 30-day satisfaction guarantee will help provide confidence to try this amazing material.

Additional information

Weight 7 lbs
Dimensions 29 × 30 × .5 in


Available in 3 sizes and 11 colors per size
29 x 17.5 round skirt
30 x 30
32 x 32

1/2″ thick

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 a sheepskin wash for best results. Or brush off daily. A simple hosing will do as well. Your pad comes with a full one year warranty.

What is ThinLine?

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

  • Impact (shock) absorbency of over 95%
  • Carrying Capacity – it is the only equestrian product that distributes rider weight across the pad
  • Non compressing – It never bottoms out, moves or degrades.
  • Breathable
  • Non-Slip
  • It is the only saddle pad endorsed by spinal surgeons, master saddlers, and veterinarians for back health in horses and humans.

You will feel all the sensations of your horses’ back muscles while enjoying the shock absorption and non-slip features of the trademark ThinLine foam. Balance, comfort, and security can all be yours in our saddle pads. You will find yourself sitting correctly, developing great core strength while enjoying a close but quiet communication with your horse. Equines love ThinLine – they feel unified with their rider. So go ahead, it is time to have the ride of your life. 

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

Once you receive your ThinLine 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 improvement. But, this can be a bit subtle in the beginning. 

How to check out your pad’s effectiveness.  After at least a week of riding daily, 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 their saddle pad

    I would like to get the round skirt pad but want to make sure it comes in the 1/2" thickness. Does it come with 1/2" pads?
  1. Q I would like to get the round skirt pad but want to make sure it comes in the 1/2" thickness. Doe...... Read more answer now

    Thank you for your question! The base material of this pad (Cordura canvas on top, a thin felt layer in the center, and synthetic sheepskin on the bottom) measures 1/2", and the ThinLine shock absorbing foam measures 3/16", for a total thickness of .68" underneath your saddle. 

    This pad is shimmable and the shims are available for separate purchase here. The shims measure 3/16" and are stackable up to 3 high inside of the shim pocket.

    Please email [email protected] for further help!

  2. Hi, I'm uncertain of which western saddle pad to get. Would this be the best one for a round skirt saddle? My horse has back soreness and needs the shims to be in the middle.
  3. Q Hi, I'm uncertain of which western saddle pad to get. Would this be the best one for a round skir...... Read more answer now

    Thank you for your question! The Contour Western Ranch pad is a great choice for most round skirt saddles. To ensure that you'll get plenty of coverage, you can compare the measurements to the length of your saddle, including the skirt.

    29" spine length | 17.5" front drop

    The shim pocket is open and will allow you to place your shims exactly where they are needed. Once in place, they won't move or shift.

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