Western Cotton Liner Pad

4.89 out of 5
(18 customer reviews)


Washable cotton & ThinLine

Western Cotton Liner Pad


Available on backorder

Available on backorder


    Western Cotton Liner Pad Square

ThinLine creates a more comfortable and closer connection with your horse by reducing rider movement and protecting horses’ backs in a super thin pad.

Square Cotton Liner Pad Construction

  • Two panels of ThinLine Protection7304 with show pad
  • Opening under panels for shimming needs
  • Heavy Duty washable cotton with wool fill
  • Wither profile
  • ThinLine wear leathers

The Cotton Western Liner is one of our thinnest pads.  It gives you all the protection you need in a close contact feel.  The base cotton and breathable ThinLine keep your horse cool. Throw a show blanket on top for the best competitive ride.

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. Here you can see the ThinLine foam on top of a western cotton liner pad. Available in two square sizes and a rounded skirt version.

7304 with Saddle

ThinLine is endorsed by back surgeons, master saddlers & veterinarians.

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 liner.

Saddle Fitting with the Western Cotton Saddle Pad Liner.

Full saddle fitting shims are available when you select your contoured saddle pad liner size.  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.

Not all riders need shims for their pad. Many minor saddle fit issues will be solved with just the ThinLine pad alone.  If you are trying to solve issues such as bridging, filling in behind high withers or balancing the saddle, to name just a few, ThinLine shims will fix those issues while also providing additional protection.

ThinLine Saddle pads create a more comfortable and closer connection with your horse by reducing rider movement and protecting horses’ backs in a super-thin pad.

The western cotton liner pad is breathable, shimmable, and offers top-of-the-line shock absorption and protection. For perfect saddle fit, you can add up to 3 layers of shims in the pocket of this ThinLine pad. The shims can be placed exactly where they are needed and can be left in the pad when washing. This pad features high-quality cotton that is easy to care for and will last for years to come!

ThinLine Western Cotton Liner Saddle Pad

Money-Back Guarantee:  

We are riders making products for riders and understand how important the time we have with our horses is. All of us at ThinLine 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 you have the confidence to try this amazing material.

“The manner in which ThinLine 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.

Size Chart

Round Skirt 25″ spine length | 15″ drop round skirt | 8.25″ ThinLine foam drop

great for barrel, endurance, and Australian saddles

Large  30″ spine length | 15″ drop | 8.75″ ThinLine foam drop

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 naturally with no direct heat, including the sun
  • Using a fan speeds the drying time

All pads come with a one-year full replacement warranty when following our care instructions. When care instructions are followed, our cotton pads are proving to have an expected longevity of 7-8 years.

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: https://www.thinlineglobal.eu/

Australia:  https://thinlineglobalau.com/

Canada:  https://thinlinecanada.ca/

18 reviews for Western Cotton Liner Pad

  1. 5 out of 5


    Perfect fit. Always in the right place. Happy horse. Washes and washes and washes. Best pad out there

  2. 5 out of 5


    I have the Cordura Fleece Western Pad. It fits well. My horse’s movement in his back is looser and freer. I highly recommend it.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Elaine Castelao (verified owner)

    “I’m very happy to report that after a week of riding 10+ to 20+ miles a day the ThinLine pad kept our horses very happy. I was very nervous about making this purchase at first but I’ve have had the original pad for a long long time and know they work. I have a very mutton withered mare and she had no sore places this week! Thanks, The Smiths.” – Amanda Maschmeyer Smith.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Elaine Castelao (verified owner)

    Julie O’Brien decided to give the ThinLine Western Cotton Liner Pad a try and was very glad she did. Julie’s AQHA mare, Tangaray not only shaved a second off her time but Julie also took home a nice paycheck. Julie credits the ThinLine pad with helping her mare.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Elaine Castelao (verified owner)

    Amber Everson: My horse seems to love the one I bought. It has a nice grip to it and seems to cushion well.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Elaine Castelao (verified owner)

    Julie O’Brien: Got one for Christmas. I can feel my horse move! Will be running barrels tomorrow in it.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Elaine Castelao (verified owner)

    Lisa Haaparanta I have been using mine for the last few weeks on my 5 yr old mare. I absolutely LOVE it!!! She’s sensitive but is so comfortable with the pad that training is progressing quite smoothly. I’ve used it on my 10yr old AQHA mare who is arthritic through her shoulders and she is so free in the shoulders when I use it she may just be able to head back to the show pen again!! Will definitely be buying another!!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Abby Lile (verified owner)

    I was sold on purchasing a Thinline pad thanks to YouTube video reviews regarding their impact protection for both horse and rider. I emailed Thinline for advice because I wasn’t sure which design would be best for my mule’s needs. Their employee Lisa Beam was both friendly and helpful. I ended up selecting this pad based on her recommendation and am extremely pleased with this design. It’s easy to care for, helps with my saddle fit, and supports my mule’s back while allowing for close contact. Very nice to feel more close, considering my previous, thicker pad was supportive but had less feel. Will be a repeat customer for sure!

  9. 5 out of 5

    Kim Depp

    I’m a Western Dressage rider and needed a thin pad that would allow me close contact with my horses but protect their backs as well. I ride in a customized Western Dressage saddle with a drop rigging. Thin Line made me the medium Western Cotton modified with drop rigging leathers. The change in my horses way of moving has been amazing. Their scores have increased and the older 16 yr old QH mare finished 2016 as a High Point Champion for GA. Both horses finished in the top 50 Nationally.

  10. 3 out of 5


    I’m interested in the round barrel pad, but I’m not sure on what shims to order with it, and do they coast extra for each shim?

  11. 5 out of 5


    I now own 2 Thinline pads, the latest being the Western Cotton Liner and my super sensitive mare LOVES these pads. They make such a difference in her freedom of movement and the breathability of this pad is the best I’ve found…where other pad materials tend to hold the heat in, the Thinline is so breathable it just doesn’t heat up. Wish there was a Canadian distributor for the western pads as I’d like another one!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Leslie Godby

    Do you make a pad for Australian saddles?

    • Berit Brown

      Thanks for your question Leslie! Please check out our endurance and drop rigging pads. These cross over pads are great for a number of different saddle styles, including Australian saddles. We recommend checking the measurements to be sure it is the right fit for your particular saddle.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Ann White

    I love my thinline liner! It keeps my pads clean and my horse comfortable! One of my favorite things it how easy it is to throw in the washer! I can keep it clean! I need two! One for each trailer.

  14. 5 out of 5

    renee organek (verified owner)

    This is a great pad and it fits my horse with her saddle so well!

  15. 5 out of 5


    Great saddle pad!!!! Works perfect as a liner or as a everyday pad.
    The pad shape will fit your horses back like a glove. The saddle pad is comfortable for my horse, but it stays in place, and will not slip.
    Shim system is easy to install and once set into place it will not move.
    Overall incredible product.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Yvonne Rhinehart

    I love thine line they have such great quality tack and accessories

  17. 5 out of 5

    maryjkhall (verified owner)

    Love this pad. My saddle was always slipping and it is a true pleasure to use this pad that keeps my saddle in place. Thinline products just work.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer shaw (verified owner)

    My horse and I love this pad. I love that it is thin and I can pull it up into the gullet of my fitted western saddle. I have a high withered ottb and had been riding in the contour western ranch pad. That pad does not allow for enough wither clearance. The fit of my saddle is much better with this pad. Love the thinline technology. Can’t ride without it now. Just wish for more western pad options with colors and more wither clearance.

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    So I have mutton horse and looking for a pad to be able to throw over a show pad. Which one would work best for us?
  1. Q So I have mutton horse and looking for a pad to be able to throw over a show pad. Which one would...... Read more answer now

    Hi Jill and thanks for your question! The Western Cotton Liner pad fits well on all conformations and is great to use under a show blanket. Thin enough to be layered and durable enough to use on its own.  It's also great to use on top of another pad if you have enough room under your saddle for layers. Please keep an eye out for an email to further help with your specific question!

  2. Does have ventilation along the spine?
  3. Q Does have ventilation along the spine? answer now

    Thank you for your question! The quilted cotton and the ThinLine panels are both breathable materials that allow heat to escape but it does not have an open weave spine band.

    Please check out the ProTech and the Premium ProTech pads for a 3-D mesh, ventilating spine band option.

  4. What is the spine length and drop measurement of this pad, please?
  5. Q What is the spine length and drop measurement of this pad, please? answer now

    31.5″ spine length | 15″ drop | 8.75 inches of  ThinLine drop

  6. How thick is the Western Cotton Liner Pad?
  7. Q How thick is the Western Cotton Liner Pad? answer now

    The Western Cotton Liner pad is made of quilted cotton with a light wool fill and is about 3/8" thick. The ThinLine panels are 3/16" thick, for a total thickness of 1/2" under your saddle. 

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