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Western Work & Protective Pads

Quality western work pads designed for comfort, fit and function. Built to last and reinforced where it counts, these pads withstand the rigors of daily use. Ideal for trail riding, training or to provide extra support under your show pad.

  • Fleece, wool, felt, canvas, and neoprene options
  • Work pads, support pads, and pad liners

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Schneiders Exclusive Professional’s Choice® SMx Air Ride™ Western Saddle Pad

A beautiful western saddle pad that has a 3/4" core for better shock absorption, keeping your horse comfortable for even the longest of rides.

$209.99 $154.99
  • 3/4" Wool felt work pad with close contact custom cutout lower sides
  • Contour shaped gullet cutout along spine to eliminate spinal pressure and enhance saddle fit
  • 2 piece construction vented cutout over wither for increased airflow
  • Leather reinforced panel over with, spine and sides and durable nylon binding
  • Can be used with close contact or regular saddles
  • 32" x 32"
  • Hose and hang dry
$119.99 $69.99
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Dura-Tech® Contour Felt Gel Comfort Western Saddle Pad
The ultimate support in the areas your horse needs it the most. Shock absorbing gel-lite inserts are perfectly placed to keep your horse happy and performing his best.

This pad is contoured to follow your horse’s topline and has a cut out wither relief. The 7/8” pad is made of dense moisture wicking wool felt with gel-lite inserts on each side. The gel inserts relieve pressure over the sensitive areas of the spine and back and help distribute pressure evenly across the back. Heavy duty wear leathers in areas of constant contact to supplement durability.

  • 32 x 32
  • Black
$149.99 $109.99
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5 Star Performer 7/8" Western Saddle Pad 32"x32"
This is a well-made thicker Western pad that can work alone under the saddle to comfort and protect the back, wick moisture so the back stays cool and lessens fatigue. This pad is made in the USA using 100% virgin wool felt and top notch leather for the wear leather to extend the pads working life. This pad is perfect for everyday training and every Western discipline.

Features include:

  • Handmade using 100% virgin wool felt
  • Top quality leather used for the wear leathers (color may vary due to the natural hide color)
  • Naturally wicks moisture to keep the back cool and lessen fatigue
  • Contours to the back to comfort and protect sensitive areas
  • Perfect for all Western disciplines and everyday training
  • Thickness: 7/8”
  • Size: 32 x 32
  • Made in the USA
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Classic Equine Biofit Correction Saddle Pad 30x30

The ideal western saddle pad if your horse needs support and fill at the front of the saddle.

$209.99 $199.99
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Dura-Tech® Contour Memory Foam Western Saddle Pad Liner
This western saddle pad liner is ¾" thick with a ¼" memory foam core that absorbs shock and conforms to the horse’s back, providing substantial cushioning beneath the saddle to prevent and alleviate soreness by helping to disperse pressure evenly across the back.

Thick enough to be used alone as a work pad, but thin enough to be used as a liner under a show pad. Dense wool felt surrounds the foam core and wicks moisture away from the horse to keep the back cool. The contoured design with wither cutout relieves pressure on the spine and provides a better fit. Extended wear leathers resist wear and tear in high stress areas, and the girth cutout beneath the wear leathers allows for a more secure fit.

  • ¼" thick memory foam core
  • Dense wool felt top and bottom
  • Contoured design with wither cutout
  • Extended wear leathers
  • Girth cutouts
  • Color: Black
  • Total thickness: ¾"
  • Size: 32" x 32"
$179.99 $99.99
  • Adds extra cushion, relieves saddle pressure and helps absorb shock
  • Tough, tear proof pad prevents saddle slippage and keeps over pads clean
  • Pads are highly breathable and help absorb and wick away moisture
  • Fits under most sized work or show pads
  • Made of synthetic felt
  • Machine wash and line dry
  • Color:  Black
  • Thickness:   3/8” or 5/8” thick
  • Size:  30” x 30” or 32" x 32"
$44.99 $24.99
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5 Star All Around 3/4" Western Saddle Pad 30"x30"
This is a high-quality Western pad handmade in the USA using 100% virgin wool felt and top notch leather for the wear leathers to extend the pads working life. This pad works fantastic for short skirted saddles, barrel racing, roping and as an all-around training pad, naturally wicks moisture, is easy to clean and comfortably contours to the back.

Features include:

  • Handmade using 100% virgin wool felt
  • Perfect for shorter skirted saddles, barrel racing, trail riding and roping
  • Naturally wicks moisture to keep the back cool and lessen fatigue
  • Contours to the back to comfort and protect sensitive areas
  • Top quality leather used for the wear leathers (color may vary due to the natural hide color)
  • Thickness: ¾”
  • Size: 30 x 30
  • Made in the USA
  • Versatile pad liner is lightweight, durable and does not hold in heat
  • Constructed of durable rubber with vent holes along the spine
  • Keeps show pads from slipping and the under sides clean
  • Fits under all sizes of protective or show pads
  • Each liner is between 1/8”-1/4” thick to eliminate bulk
  • Size:  28 x 28
  • Color:  Black
$34.99 $19.99
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Impact Gel™ Close Contact Contour Pad
  • The most shock absorbing, gel based pad on the market to date
  • Two piece technology consists of contour over the spine and cut out at the wither
  • Each Impact Gel Base layer is between two ¼” layers of 70/30 wool blend felt
  • Unique wool blend allows air to circulate more efficiently, keeping horse cool
  • Flexibility and even pressure point distribution protect the horse under most conditions
  • Heavy duty wear leathers ensure years of durability
  • Internal base layer system creates a non-slip, close contact technology
  • Sizes: 32 x 32 (1/2" thick)
  • Color:  Black
  • Hand crafted and sewn in the USA
  • Click here to view the How to Clean Your Impact Gel Pad video
$230.00 $207.00
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Professional's Choice® Air Ride w/Felt 30"x32"
  • All the benefits of the Air Ride pad in an everyday pad or under pad
  • Eliminates pressure and stress during the most rigorous training
  • Absorbs shock and disperses weight evenly across horse’s back
  • Heavy duty core allows optimum air circulation in every direction
  • Accelerates heat dispersion and moisture evaporation so horse’s cool faster
  • Supple and lightweight to conform to the horse’s back
  • Wear leathers protect at major stress areas
  • Black or brown with moisture absorbing felt on bottom (3/4" thick)
$149.99 $131.99
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Lux Ceramic Therapy® Western Felt Saddle Pad
Ceramic therapy is a cost-effective and powerful solution for rehab, recovery, and preventative maintenance. The ceramic fibers in Lux® reflect heat back into the body as far infrared rays (FIR). FIR expands blood vessels and increases circulation, allowing the body to fuel working muscles and repair damage more efficiently.

The Lux Ceramic Therapy® Western Pad is great for horses with cold, tense, or sore backs. Ceramic reflected warmth helps soothe the back muscles, relieving soreness and tension. Use as a work pad or as a liner under a navajo pad.

  • 32" x 32"
  • ¾" thick felt
  • Lux® ceramic lining
  • Not recommended for turnout or for use on pregnant mares
  • Conforms nicely to horse's back
  • Features wear leathers for durability
$199.99 $139.99

These western work and protective pads are made for the best fit, optimal comfort and long-lasting function. They’re made with withstand rugged, daily use and is well-suited for trail riding, training and for added support underneath your show pad. Our large selection of western work and protective pads includes extremely durable, well-designed saddle blankets and pads from Dura-Tech®, Lux Ceramic Therapy®, Professional’s Choice®, Classic Equine and other leading brands.

Dura-Tech Western Pads

There are many styles to choose from in the Dura-Tech protective pad and work pad line. You’ll find high-quality felt saddle pads for close contact, felt gel comfort pads, vented support pads, contoured memory foam saddle pads, classic hand woven New Zealand wool pads, canvas and synthetic fleece pads and support pads with moisture wicking technology. There are lightweight, breathable work pads and non-slip heavy western pads made from durable black foam. Your choices span the full range, from classic felt and traditional wool pads with Native American designs to innovative space-age materials designed for maximum comfort and support. From miracle felt and pro air pads to lightweight Navajo blankets, Dura-Tech has protective pads for every individual’s personal style and preference.

Protective Pads and Work Pads from Professional’s Choice

Professional’s Choice also offers a wide range of western saddle pads for work and protection. These include styles with Navajo blanket tops and wool felt bottoms for moisture wicking, pads with extra padding to relieve pressure on kidney area and withers and air ride pads designed to contour itself to the horse’s spine. Certain models are designed to provide increased air flow to the horse’s back to minimize fatigue and lower body temperature. Many different colors are available, including western style and Native American prints.