OrthoRide Correction Saddle Pad 1″



  • ✓ SOLVE SADDLE FIT PROBLEMS – Before you buy another expensive saddle.
  • ✓ YOUNG HORSES with under developed shoulder muscles.
  • ✓ SHOCK ABSORBTION – under horn PROTECT YOUR HORSE.Great for Team Roping, Barrel Racing and so much more.
  • ✓ PORON-RXD under the saddle bars ABSORBS up to 90% OF SHOCK.
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  • Additional information
  • Reviews (42)


What are OrthoRide™ Saddle Pads?

The OrthoRide saddle pad is designed to help correct improper fit between your saddle and your horse’s back. Why do people wear insoles and orthotics in their shoes? Because everyone’s feet and shoes come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. It is the same with horses. With hundreds of breeds and thousands of saddles designs, just like with shoes and feet. Often times a little help makes all the difference with fit and comfort.

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OrthoRide Saddle Pads utilizes a combination of orthopedic material to address common problems with saddle fit.

First we use inserts of PoronXRD® to absorb shock and impact at the contact of the saddle bars. PoronXRD® is currently used in professional athletic padding and is considered one of the best shock absorption technologies on the market today. Next we use a small amount of memory foam to fill in gaps that may occur with the saddle that do not exactly match the shape of the horses back, this ensures a snug fit. Lastly we line the entire bottom of the pads with orthopedic grade felt. This ensures comfort for your horse while wicking away sweat.

All of our saddle pads have high quality felt tops and “extend length” wear leathers to ensure durability and years of use.  All made here in the USA.

The OrthoRide Saddle Pad can address several saddle fit problems:

  • Saddles that are Too Large
  • Saddle Tilt Forward
  • High Withers or unusual conformation horse
  • Narrow Withers

 The OrthoRide Saddle Pad can help performance with the following:

  • Roping
  • Barrel Racing
  • Young horses
  • Older horses

Let’s give our horses some comfort.

The OrthoRide saddle pad wither relief insert is designed to give your horse relief from the hundreds of pounds of saddle and rider that all comes to a point at the saddle bars. To many times you will see a horse that has suffered improper saddle fit indicated by white hair spots at their wither where they now have a permanent injury. This is actually trauma of the hair follicle, turning the hairs in the damaged area white.

 Saddles that are too large.

Saddles are expensive, so for people that own more than one horse having a perfect fitting saddle for each one becomes impractical. Additionally horses’ backs change shape over the years. For saddles that are too large, (where the saddle bars are not resting on the horse’s wither muscle) or the front Gullet of the saddle may be hitting the top of the wither while riding, due to this, the OrthoRide™ can dramatically help. By filling in the space between the bars of the saddle and holding the saddle up level where your weight is more evenly distributed. Additionally this helps keep the underside of the saddle gullet from resting on the top of the horses wither. This can give you and your horse a better day riding.

Sore or Sensitive withers.

There are many horses have sensitive withers and backs, but too often riders are not aware and attribute behavior problems to training. Many times this is due to something wrong with the saddle. Sometimes a saddle will fit level, but the angle of the saddle bars are at an angle that doesn’t match with the shape of the horse, so they end of digging into the horses wither and cause pain. OrthoRide™ keeps your horse’s wither protected and fills in gaps under the saddle.

Young Horses.

Many young horses do not have fully developed wither muscles, or backs for that matter. Early experiences can last a lifetime with a horse. The OrthoRide™ saddle pads are great for young horses because they are gentle on their backs while helping them get used to the weight of a rider with the PoronXRD® inserts absorbing the shock.

Old Horses.

Just like with young horses older horses have similar problems. As horses age they can start to lose their wither muscle and their back get sensitive. Again like with young horses, OrthoRide™ saddle pads are gentle on their backs. The PoronXRD® inserts absorbing the shock.

Barrel Racing – Wither Pinch Saddle Slip

Running straight and making 360 degree turns in a barrel race can really put a lot of pressure on a horse’s withers in a turn. Horse anticipate this and will hold up on turns causing loss of rhythm that can cost time on the run. Let the shock absorption of PoronXRD® reduce the pressure and you might just gain second or two.

Roping Horses – Dally Hit

Any Roper knows that when you dally that rope on the horn and pull that steer the horse is going to feel as they say “a hit.” OrthoRide™ puts the shock absorption of PoronXRD® between the saddle horn and your horses’ withers. Some of our customers have noticed dramatic difference in their horse’s anxiety level after switching to an OrthoRide™ saddle pad.


Additional information


31" x 30", 31" x 32"

Leather Color

Natural, Turquoise Bloom, Desert Rose, High Sierra

42 reviews for OrthoRide Correction Saddle Pad 1″

  1. 5 out of 5

    I have a Coat’s roping saddle that fits my rump like a glove. I have been bringing up another horse that is not as broad as my current head horse. The saddle just seems to be riding too low on her withers so I have been putting thicker pads under the saddle and found that the saddle was just sitting on top and sliding way too much. A real recipe for disaster. I read some good things about the BioFit saddle pad and when looking for it, I came across this pad – much less money too. The warranty says there is no risk if I don’t like it so, thought that I would try it.

    First: the OrthoRide pad looks very high quality – which was a nice surprise at the price. The pad is two colors black material on the bottom that they claim is made out of an orthopedic grade felt. (whatever that mean) The top is a nice grey pressed felt material and extended wear leathers that I like, (they protect the pad when using breast collars).

    There is a hump that is at the front of the pad that fills in the gullet under the saddle bars and in my case made the saddle sit perfect flat. Test one good so far.

    Next when I threw on my Coat’s saddle it sat down low over the withers and stayed in place. The little bumps filled the gap like I was hoping. I ran some steers and the saddle stayed on place after the dally. Not sure if it was psychological or actual but it seems my horse got calmer than she has been. Probably me. lol

    I do recommend this pad for specific needs like large saddles and am planning to buy another.

    5 out of 5
    Tallen S – January 21, 2016

  2. 5 out of 5

    I do not usually leave reviews and I am not sure this will even be a complete review of the OrthoRide but this has made such a difference, I honestly had just wanted to tell people. I have been riding since I was a little girl and now that I am, well never mind, I think I have tried doing just about every event you can think of with a horse. I have gone through periods of buying the latest and greatest tack for each horse etc. Now a-days I know what works and I stick with it pretty much. But if I learned anything it is that each horse is built different and I use different tools for the job. But saddles are just flipin expensive and honestly I want to be comfortable myself when I ride so there are really only two saddles that I have been using 90% of the time. They fit better on some horses then they do on others. WELL my favorite horse paid the price, I noticed that she was getting white hair spots at her withers. If you don’t know that is caused by poor fitting saddles digging into the horses’ shoulders with the saddle bars. This is a flashing red light that your saddle doesn’t fit and hasn’t for a while.

    I started saddle shopping and planned on writing a good check with several 0’s to get a comfy saddle that wasn’t going to take a year to break-in like the one I love now. I had read something in a magazine about the OrthoRide saddle pad and that it was for poor fitting saddles. So I found it for less here on Amazon and tried it, as I knew I could return it if it didn’t work.

    So I guess this is finally the review part. You know it seems to do exactly what it says. It fills in the gap under the saddle bars and raises the saddle up level. There is this bump of padding right where the saddle bars were making contact on my girl. She seems to be more comfortable, no she didn’t tell me but I can tell be the way she carries me that she is lighter in her movement.

    Update: I have had many rides with this pad and it has definitely made a difference. The pad looks like new still and is easy to clean. My girlfriend bought one and uses it all the time also. I would try this before changing saddles. Unless money is no object.

  3. 5 out of 5

    I love this pad. Bought it for a friend’s birthday, has been out of stock since. I want one for myself.

  4. 5 out of 5

    What a difference. I have tried about a dozen different saddle pads on one of my best horses. He has high withers and none of my 4 saddles fit him like they should. They are either tilting forward or dropping so low the gullet of the saddle hits his wither. I have resorted to thicker and thicker saddle pads that just push the entire saddle up and out of place. The result is the saddle is sliding around on his back, so I cinch down even more which he is starting to get sensitive to. If I don’t use thick saddle pads no matter how much I pull and tug the saddle pad at his wither, in about 5 minutes of riding, I find my saddle tilting forward riding on his wither.

    I knew right away when I saw the design of this saddle pad that it was probably going to work. It is so obvious simple, it puts extra padding right where the bars of the saddle rest, and nowhere else. So the pad isn’t thicker it just puts padding where it needs to be to make the saddle ride straight. My saddle sat lower than it does with the thick pads, The difference is that the bumps on the front of the pad hold the saddle up straight now. I didn’t need to cinch as tight and my horse seemed much more relaxed while riding, ears forward, moving his lips etc.. I have also used it on another horse and it seems to fit just fine also. I think that al lot of saddle don’t fit right on horses, but they fit the riders’ rears and that feels comfortable so they think it must be fitting the horse.

    Pros: Poron Shock absorption material at saddle bars, high quality finish, cinch cut under wear leather, full length wear leather, wither cut on top of saddle pad, orthopedic felt lining underside. (in my case an even sweat mark)

    Cons: may not work with properly fitting saddle, but I find it works well with my other horses.

    I simply don’t know why saddle pads are just starting to do this. I saw an offer to get one of these pads at a great discount and tried it. I was also asked to give a honest review. So here it is.

  5. 5 out of 5

    I just ordered a second one! I tried it when I got the pad at a performance event a couple months back, and all I can say is WOW! I have tried numerous pads on my cow horse, and never have I had a pad that fits PERFECTLY! Sometimes with other pads my horse would twitch, NOT with this pad! We cruise down the trail, cut on cows, spin, lope and when I pull the pad, all sweat is even! I also love the wool, high quality! I am now super excited to have two, cause I plan on using it on my cutting horse. Thanks Southwestern Equine for quality, reasonably priced products that horses and owners LOVE!!!~~ teri

  6. 5 out of 5

    I gifted this to my niece and she reports that it is an excellent grade pad. She used it the last few days and it seems to work well for her horse. The saddle fit well with the pad and I am sure the horse appreciates the comfort. The extra padding is spots seems to be positioned correct and provides extra protection in the areas where needed. The leather trim not only add the needed durability it also decks this pad out to look very sharp. Even the tag and logo embroidery is done with sharp looking craftsmanship – it really pops. DISCLAIMER: I was offered this item at a discount for my honest and unbiased review..

    DISCLAIMER: I was sent this product for free for test and review purposes for only my honest and unbiased review; I was given no payment or any form of compensation for this review. These views are 100% my own and were not influenced by anything, but the product itself.I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

  7. 3 out of 5

    This works great for filling in the hollow on my young horse. However I have only used it a handful of times and the “leather” skirting is all peeling off. Like it was stuck on with double sided tape or something rather than sewn on.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Great on our young Arabs!

    My wife and I raise Arabs in Nevada. Many of our younger horses do not have fully developed wither muscles so it is important that we start them slowly and do not put too much pressure on their developing muscles and ligaments. We find the Orthoride is a perfect pad for these horses. The pad is light and flexes with the horses’ movement. We especially like the wither bump as it keeps the saddle balanced on the younger horses which is extremely important when starting a horse under saddle. This pad has become part of our riding/training program and we use it on most of our horses young and old to be honest.

    Worth noting, we also find these pads are great for endurance riding as they are light and again give extra cushion keeping the saddle from sliding forward when going down hills. We have several and find now faults. They are good looking, high quality & a very well made.

  9. 5 out of 5

    nice pad, just what I’m needing for one of my horses

  10. 4 out of 5

    Works well

  11. 5 out of 5

    Great quality!

  12. 5 out of 5

    I’ve waited a bit to review this saddle pad as I wanted to make sure that I gave it enough use to form an opinion- OMG my mare loves it! She has a downhill confirmation and my barrel saddle just a bit too wide for her. This pad works exactly as I had hoped- it lifts the saddle up off her scapula and makes it more level on her back. She now has even sweat marks after a long ride and the spine is completely dry.

    The first time I put it on her, she instantly began to lick and chew- success!! If you’re on the fence about trying this pad, buy it. My only gripe is that it currently comes in one size only. The customer service person advised that they are working on coming out with more sizes and shapes in the future.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Tried the for a very long ride. Best Pad ever!!! And my horse loves it!!!!!!!

  14. 5 out of 5

    I love this pad I cant wait to order a few more

  15. 5 out of 5


  16. 5 out of 5

    Horse loves it

  17. 5 out of 5

    I bought one of these pads for myself and liked it so much that I purchased another one for my grandson. We ride horses with narrow withers and this helps to keep the horses back from getting sore. And now I have ordered my third pad..and we all use them. Two of them are used under roping saddles and the other is used under a barrel racing saddle. I love think they are great.

  18. 4 out of 5

    I bought for my reiner that is a little down hill, thus pad really helped put the saddle in the correct position. However the felt backing allows the pad to slip and doesnt allow to rinse after rides. If this pad had a neoprene back id give it 10 stars

  19. 5 out of 5

    Great pa! Helps my three year old a lot!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Fits nice and does the trick. My horse is getting older and his back is getting a little low near the weathers. This helps the saddle stay in the correct position. I also noticed he didn’t seem to get as sweaty under the saddle when I used this pad. I don’t know if it was my imagination but he seemed happier too. This is the first time I’ve ever spent a lot of money on a saddle pad and I’ve had horses my whole life. I realized it was time to plunk down some money if I want to keep riding my older gelding. Glad I did, very happy with my purchase.

  21. 4 out of 5

    I wish it had more contour over the withers. Other than that, it’s a really good pad and reasonably priced.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Perfect for my 15 hh Arabian that is narrow framed compared to my quarter horse western saddle. I can’t say high enough accolades for this pad. Buy with confidence, I was skeptical to buy online but since my sister had already bought for her horse, it gave me a chance to try it. Love the pad, saddle stays put with breast collar up and down severe angles and horse is uniform temperature across whole pad area.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Perfect for difficult saddle fit!

  24. 3 out of 5

    I love this pad but have some concerns.
    I love how it frees up my geldings shoulders & takes that pressure off his withers. No more discomfort for him on the withers & turning him into a free runner. The pad feels great to me too as the rider.
    My concerns are with the longevity.
    Like some said the stitching isn’t great & it really worries me that there isn’t an outside stitch on the pad especially with it being layered.
    IMO if it starts to separate the pad’s going to be shot. But there is sposed to be a one year quality guarantee

  25. 3 out of 5

    nice pad but have hard horse to fit mustang.

  26. 4 out of 5

    It works very well on the horse. Everything is perfect except after a couple of uses the stitches over the withers started coming out. Was really disappointed as it is not sewn very well there. Other than that it is an excellent pad.

  27. 5 out of 5

    This saddle pad helped fit my saddle fitting problem with my Arabian/QH. My saddle pinched on his shoulders and the gel is in the perfect place to fix the problem After using this pad my horse has beautiful, even sweat marks on his back.

  28. 5 out of 5

    This pad works great for my mare with high withers and is heavy in the shoulders and big around!!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Works perfect. My Quarter horse loves It! Will buy again once my Paint filly is ready!

  30. 2 out of 5

    The built up part does not sit where I need it to on my horse, he has high withers and deep pockets. I also do not care for the felt bottom, it causes a lot of slipping.

  31. 5 out of 5

    I’m quite enamored with this pad. So much, I’ll be ordering another one for my MFT. We have a cheapo saddle and this pad leaves even sweat marks every time. Maybe my saddle isn’t that bad, but the pad we got with it never really worked well, and neither did the fleece one (I’ll never use another) we tried. The first one was old and used, so probably the problem. Second was cheap and flimsy. Spend the extra money on this one, unless your saddle is REALLY jacked up (like you shouldn’t even be riding in it at all), I don’t see why there would be any problems at all.

  32. 5 out of 5

    love the pad works well and looks good

  33. 5 out of 5

    Does help with keeping saddle down in back.

  34. 5 out of 5

    I just finished a riding lesson with this new pad and I must say it is the first time that my horse didn’t refuse to move after only working for 15 minutes. Usually the saddle shifted and leaned forward pressing the pad into his withers, but with this pad everything stayed put and he was a much smoother ride. Product does what it says it will.

  35. 5 out of 5

    Finally got the pad she needed so she doesn’t get sore! I think it was the third try of expensive, high quality pads. She’s a foundation-bred, kinda smallish Quarter horse, who is rather out of shape even though naturally a very athletic horse. She is preforming MUCH better with it. Now if I can only keep her out of kick fights. . . .

  36. 5 out of 5

    Great product, sturdy, well made, Works great and looks nice!

  37. 1 out of 5

    The product is designed to be great, but the build ups on the side in an inch and a half further back then the other side, I am sending it back.

  38. 5 out of 5

    Love it so much bought two

  39. 5 out of 5

    Does not restrict shoulder movement of the horse.

  40. 5 out of 5

    Absolutely love this saddle pad!

  41. 5 out of 5

    Ordered this for our 26 year old mare, use it for all of our horses now. Holds up great! Best quality I’ve seen. Renewed riding for our old lady, who wants to ride. I’ll be buying another this year for our others.

  42. 3 out of 5

    My mare has recently developed a stubborn dry spot on one side. I have been testing out different thickness saddle pads to try to resolve this pressure point. I thought I’d give this saddle pad a try, but the pressure point was worse with this pad.

    The pad itself is just okay. Upon opening the box I noticed that the pad is rather thin and very easy to compress. The support for the saddle just isn’t there.

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