Cotton Endurance Drop Rigging Saddle Pad


Thin impact protection.

12 in stock (can be backordered)


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

Look no further!  The ThinLine Cotton 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 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?

“How 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.

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.

Machine Washable- Easy care! Machine or hand wash cold, hang to dry. No need to remove the shims to wash!

Compatible Saddles- Designed to fit most drop or center-fire rigged endurance saddles. 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.


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

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: Australia: Canada:

Cotton Saddle Pad Care Instructions

Machine wash cold in front loading washer. Turn the ThinLine to the inside. Spin to remove excess water. Hang to dry away from direct heat, including the 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 warranty when following our care instructions.


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    What is the thickness of the thinline pad and the cotton pad, please.
  1. Q What is the thickness of the thinline pad and the cotton pad, please. answer now

    Thank you for your question! The ThinLine panel is 3/16" thick and the quilted cotton base pad is 3/8" thick, for a combined thickness of about 1/2" underneath the weight bearing points of your saddle.