The Montana Tan Wool Saddle Pad


Southwestern Equines Montana is a tan wool saddle pad. The same saddle pad chosen over and over by professional trainers, pro ropers, pro cutters and barrel racers.  Made with high grade fine tan wool, contoured spine and withers cut out with premium top grain wear leathers.

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  • Reviews (40)


There is just nothing better than an all wool saddle pad. A true wool saddle pad will fit your horse better the day you put it on and it will only get better as it conforms to the shape of your horse’s back. The hollow natural fibers will wick away sweat and heat keeping your horse dryer and cooler.  Whether you are a trail rider or professional trainer this Wool Saddle Pad will last for years. This is a high quality wool pad made of fine tan wool that has a contoured spine and withers cut out with premium top grain wear leathers.  Look for a more even sweat mark on your horses back when you use the Montana wool pad. Another reason people like wool is it is easy to clean. You can simple hose it off with cool water and then hang dry.

Select from a thickness of 3/4 inch or 1 inch. Then choose 30 inches, 32 inches or 27 inches lengths.  The standard length is 32 inches.

  •  Wool Saddle Pads  Stays Snug on your horse’s back
  • Used by Professional horsemen across the country.
  • Self Contouring to shape of your horse’s back
  • Wool is exceptionally Easy to Clean
  • Wicks Away Sweat Fast
  • Superior Cooling
  • Use Less Cinch Compression
  • Great Shock Absorption

Southwestern Equine Orthoride Made In the USA

Additional information


27" x 27" : 1 Inch Thick, 27" x 27" : 3/4 Inch Thick, 31" x 30" : 1 Inch Thick, 31" x 30" : 3/4 Inch Thick, 32" x 31" : 1 Inch Thick, 32" x 31" : 3/4 Inch Thick

Leather Colors

Natural, Turquoise Bloom, Desert Rose

40 reviews for The Montana Tan Wool Saddle Pad

  1. 5 out of 5

    I did not buy this on Amazon, but did by one directly off Southwestern Equine website. All I can say is WOW! Even sweat after I take saddle off, close contact. Quality is fantastic, after 6 months of riding everyday, still sturdy and holding up!

  2. 5 out of 5

    good stuff

  3. 3 out of 5

    Good quality wool and leather, however the color is not as pictured. The wool is a more dull tan, and the leather is orange rather than the reddish color in the photo, so it doesn’t match my saddle like I had hoped it would.
    Also, I wish it came in smaller sizes, it looks way WAY too long on my 13.5″ Western Saddle. I’m going to have to take it somewhere to have it cut down to size, like 6″ needs to come off. It’s huge and rubs on my horses’ hips.
    But if you want a very large orange / tan saddle pad, this is really good quality especially for the price. Nice wool and soft supple leather.
    (Attached photo showing it under my 13.5″ saddle, on my 14.3 hand Arab/Saddlebred with a medium-length back.)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Very nice quality leather and wool

  5. 2 out of 5

    Does not have a contour fit on horse

  6. 5 out of 5

    Best saddle pad I’ve had yet. Wish it was a 28 instead of 27. But no biggy. I can leave my cinch looser, and there is NO slip when i mount. Great for leaving room on my mare’s withers. I LOVE this saddle pad. I got the 3/4 by 27. Just took it on a long, up n down all around trail ride. Only had to readjust my saddle once after a pretty dang steep trail. And it was really just out of habbit. Never slips when i mount. Can’t say enough great things about it.

  7. 5 out of 5

    This is the nicest wool saddle pad I’ve owned so far. Love it!

  8. 5 out of 5

    Great pad at a great price. Will buy again at $130 price.

  9. 5 out of 5

    This pad is great! Wonderful quality and it looks nice. Works great on every horse I’ve put it on, big or small. Its been my go to pad since I bought it, would definitely buy another and recommend to fellow horse lovers.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Quality is unbeatable !

  11. 5 out of 5

    Perfect fit for our baby ans very good quality. Love that it is made in the USA!! Great product!

  12. 3 out of 5

    I like the cut-outs but the pad still slides…maybe because the quarter horse I ride is so round. Also maybe because I use a merino sheepskin girth for his comfort.

  13. 1 out of 5

    The Material this pad is made from is very hard. I should have spent the extra money on a five star pad in the first place, (which I am and ordered today). I wouldn’t even consider selling this pad on Facebook to another horse owner to get some money back. This pad collapsed behind my horses withers. This pad also sored my mare from the seams on the spine of the pad. I will never put this on my horse again! I also emailed the manufacture of the pad and they never responded.

  14. 3 out of 5

    A bit disappointed. The wool color is fine but the leathers are not nearly as advertised. Not even orangish like some people said. It’s more like a dull brown chocolate color. I didn’t even get a packing slip to send it back so I guess I’m stuck with it. I hope it at least works as advertised and after looking at the inside I hope it doesn’t pinch my horses back where it’s split in the middle.

  15. 2 out of 5

    Is very thick and heavy. The problem is I have only used it a dozen times or so and is coming apart down the middle. The stitching is not holding and I don’t think it will last but a few months. Maybe it’s a factory flaw. But I would not recommend this pad.

  16. 5 out of 5

    happy with this buy..really good quality!

  17. 5 out of 5

    this has been a really good pad so far. about 20 rides in and still looks brand new

  18. 5 out of 5

    I am a fan of 5 Star pads but wanted to get my husband something for his Mustang. While this pad is a little stiff, it seems to fit our Kiger Mustang very well and has held up for well over a year.

  19. 4 out of 5

    This has been a really good saddle pad. Horse hair does not stick to it like other ones that I have. I recommend it.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Really a great pad conforms to horses back easy to clean and drys fast!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Top quality!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Nice so far.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Nice little pad. I got the 3/4″ thick, and 27″ long pad. The length fits my short backed mare really well. I ordered a 5 star at the same time, and the quality seemed similar. I gave it 4 stars because my saddle still rolls when I step up in the stirrup. That’s very possibly a saddle/conformational issue with my mare. Nonetheless, this pad didn’t fix the problem I was hoping it would. :-/

  24. 5 out of 5


  25. 5 out of 5

    Comfortable for my short-backed horse, and I get many compliments on it’s attractiveness.

  26. 3 out of 5

    smaller than I thought it would be.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Purchased this saddle pad for my husband. Wool pad seems good quality, nice and thick! The only thing that bothered my was that the leather didn’t seem to be very good quality. Not sure what it will be like after several rides. Awesome that its made in the US!!

  28. 5 out of 5

    I bought this for my wife and she live it, she likes how it makes her saddle not slip at all with her old pad she would have to re tighten the cinch after 5-10 minutes not with this pad. good quality.

  29. 5 out of 5

    I use this on Morgan and Gypsy Vanner. Good pad

  30. 5 out of 5

    The best saddle pad ever. It fit my horses back like a glove.

  31. 5 out of 5

    Great value, I searched all over and this is the best price on 100% wool saddle pad

  32. 5 out of 5

    Love it, thick and fits well with my endurance saddle. I can even feel the comfort so I know my pony can:)

  33. 5 out of 5

    I investigated the 5 star pads and had every intention of purchasing one. I found this one on Amazon and it was similar in structure and function but 1/3 the price. I’m a weekend trail rider and cant quite justify the cost of a 5star. Maybe one day…But I was pleasantly surprised at the feel and comfort and usability of this Montana pad. The picture is of the 32×32 underneath my 16in Billy Cook roping saddle. No slippage when mounting and great conformaty over his high withers. Really happy with my purchase and I saved enough to go get something else my horse might need…lol

  34. 1 out of 5

    The description of this list that is 32″ by 32″ and actuality it measures 32″ wide 31″ long

  35. 4 out of 5

    I really like this saddle pad. It looks good and leaves a nice solid sweat pattern. The only thing is the wear leather will probably not last long- it seems like it’s just glued on.

  36. 5 out of 5

    Great saddle pad for the money

  37. 5 out of 5

    This is a great value and it’s attractive. You don’t need another blanket over it. My horse doesn’t complain and the sweat marks are even so its a keeper!

  38. 5 out of 5

    This pad stays in place no slipping.No more sore back.

  39. 5 out of 5

    I’ve been looking at a lot of different saddle pads, but decided on this one and I’m happy I did. This is a great pad, you can’t beat the quality and price.

  40. 5 out of 5

    It’s easy to get the hair off, and it gives my horse just enough padding.

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