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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

  • An outstanding barrier between your show pad and your horse
  • Made from lightly quilted cotton and does not bunch up under pads
  • Lightweight and will keep the undersides of pads free of dirt and sweat
  • Fits under all sizes of protective or show pads
  • Machine washable and line dry
  • Size:  30 x 30
  • Color:  Black
$24.99 $19.99
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Diamond Wool Contour Comfort Cutter Western Saddle Pad
This square cut Western pad has a natural top line and contoured channel along the spine that will conform instantly to the back and optimize comfort. The Comfort Cutter is made with a durable brushed fabric top over a 1” thick wool felt pad with 100% Merion wool fleece on the underside. The suede wear leathers reinforce all stress areas to extend the life of the pad. A great all-around pad for all Western disciplines.

Features include:

  • Natural top line with a contoured channel along the spine
  • Brushed fabric top with 100% Merino wool bottom
  • 1” wool felt interior naturally wicks moisture away from the back
  • Suede wear leathers reduce everyday wear and extend the pad life
  • Wool naturally meshes to the hair to keep saddle in place, limiting shifting
  • Colors: Charcoal, Indigo, Raisin
  • Size: 32” x 32”
  • Thickness: 1”
$144.99 $129.99
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Professional's Choice® Comfort Fit SMx HD Air Ride Pad
  • Developed from the horse’s back up and contoured to follow the horse’s spine
  • The pad locks into place while allowing full movement and absorbing negative energy
  • Core is made of unique material found in human protective gear for shock absorption
  • Allows 50% more air flow creating a natural cooling system to lower body temps
  • Provides 12% more energy absorption and 5% more pliability for optimal comfort
  • Felt underside and wear leathers on each side
  • Color: black, red, raspberry, pacific blue
  • Measures: 33" spine x 38" drop
$143.99 $101.99
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T3 Matrix SHIM Pad with Felt and Advanced Ergonomic Inserts
  • All in one pad with Impact Protection inserts and shims
  • Shims compensate for loss of top line and adjust a poor saddle fit
  • Pad features three internal full length pockets on each side of the spine
  • Each pocket contains two ¼” shims (12 total) that allow for customization
  • Shims and inserts are accessed along a velco opening at the spine
  • Pad is made of a technologically advanced textile that keeps saddle in place
  • Compression resistant, orthopedic grade felt lining, lightweight and breathable
  • Close contact cut out and high profile for wither clearance
  • Color:  Black
  • Size:  31 x 30
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Classic Equine Felt Contour Pedic Pad
  • Designed to optimize performance using the finest specialized materials
  • Wool felt top stays clean and keeps its appeal for the life of the pad
  • ¾” closed cell foam bottom is antifungal and antibacterial to keep back cool
  • Wither cut out for contour fit and Cinch area cut out for  close contact fit
  • Split design allows the pad to move with the horse, eliminating irritation
  • Heavy duty wear leathers on each side, over the wither and down the spine
  • Color:  Black
  • Size:  31” spine x 32” drop
$177.99 $159.99
  • The ideal pad to keep show pads clean and saddles from slipping
  • Form fitting pads are made of soft and durable black foam material
  • Surface is textured to provide ventilation for constant air flow
  • Surface material will not absorb moisture or collect hair
  • Wear leathers at wither and sides to minimize the effects of everyday use
  • Easy to clean and allow to air dry
  • Measures:  30”L x 30” drop length x 1” thick
  • Color:  Black
$68.99 $54.99
  • The ultimate pad developed to provide the utmost equine comfort
  • 1” thick extra dense 100% wool felt is durable and shock resistant
  • Contour two piece design features a raised cutout wither
  • Wear leathers on each side, at the wither and down the spine
  • Girth cutout allows fenders to lie flat and to move unrestricted
  • Compression resistant and maintains its original shape after usage
  • Color:  Gray
  • Size:  32 x 32
$99.99 $79.99
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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
$249.99 $179.99
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A good work pad is vital to your horse's performance and this western saddle pad's contoured design optimizes fit.

$79.99 $59.99
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Professional's Choice® Air Ride Fleece Pad
  • Only saddle pad on the market that conforms to your horse and saddle simultaneously
  • Multi-cell configuration creates an actual air suspension system
  • Fleece underside wicks away moisture keeping backs cool and comfortable
  • Lighter weight than traditional pads and provides close contact
  • Prevents pressure in the most sensitive areas of the horse's back
  • Returns to its natural shape after each use
  • Size:  30" (spine) x 32" (drop)
  • Hose off to clean and hang dry
  • Made in the USA
  • Black only
$149.99 $106.99
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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
$24.99 $19.99

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.