Diamond Wool Contour Relief Pad w/Shim Pockets

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Product Summary:

Diamond Wool Contour Relief Pad with Shim Pockets 

The Contoured Relief Pad is contoured along the spine for an instant fit. The pockets contain 1/2" wool felt shims, which can be removed to better fit your saddle.


  • Durable cotton duck top
  • 1" wool felt bottom
  • Removable shims
Style Item Number Model Number UPC
30X30 Black E006939 3030 BLK PC30-BLK 710321263311
30X30 Burgundy E006939 3030 BUR PC30-BRG 710321263359
30X30 Cactus E006939 3030 CAC NOT AVAIL
30X30 Chocolate E006939 3030 CHO PC30-CHC 710321263328
30X30 Hunter Green E006939 3030 HGR PC30-HNT 710321263335
30X30 Navy E006939 3030 NVY PC30-NVY
30X30 Pacific E006939 3030 PAC NOT AVAIL
30X30 Red E006939 3030 RED PC30-RED 710321263366
30X30 Royal E006939 3030 ROY PC30-ROY 710321263373
30X30 Sedona E006939 3030 SED NOT AVAIL
30X30 Tan E006939 3030 TAN PC30-TAN 710321263304
32X32 Black E006939 3232 BLK PC32-BLK 710321264318
32X32 Burgundy E006939 3232 BUR PC32-BRG 710321264356
32X32 Cactus E006939 3232 CAC NOT AVAIL
32X32 Chocolate E006939 3232 CHO PC32-CHC 710321264325
32X32 Hunter Green E006939 3232 HGR PC32-HNT 710321264332
32X32 Navy E006939 3232 NVY PC32-NVY 710321264349
32X32 Pacific E006939 3232 PAC NOT AVAIL
32X32 Red E006939 3232 RED PC32-RED 710321264363
32X32 Royal E006939 3232 ROY PC32-ROY 710321264370
32X32 Sedona E006939 3232 SED NOT AVAIL
32X32 Tan E006939 3232 TAN PC32-TAN 710321264301

Product Reviews by Customers

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Exactly what I needed! And great quality material!
April 6, 2018
4 months ago
Excellent functional pad for the money!
Good fitting durable pad for my high withered gelding a little short of muscling behind the withers. Just removed the back shims and achieved the right fit. Perfect with contour fit and center fold like I wanted. I definitely recommend this pad.
November 30, 2017
9 months ago
Good quality pad.
Levels out saddle for a horse that's a little downhill and low withered by removing rear shims.
October 22, 2017
10 months ago
Love the pad and the shim pockets that you can add or remove as your horses conformation changes if you need them. My horse seems to like the pad as well, moves great in all gaits and comfortable for her with trail rides.
October 7, 2017
1 year ago
Great pad!
Love the pad, but, unfortunately, it did not fix my saddle fit issues. I will continue to use it as such. Ordered yet another new saddle!
June 29, 2017
versatile pad
This pad is w very useful pad to have in your tack room. With or without the pads, it will be the go to pad for each of your horses, especially ones who need a bit more help with a saddle fit.
April 18, 2017
Best pad ever!
I love this pad! My horse is getting up there in age (18) and his back is changing and I started noticing a couple of dry spots under my otherwise wet saddle pad. I bought this pad and now there are no more dry spots, and best of all, I can add or remove the extra padding to adjust it to his needs.
November 30, 2016
Diamond Wool Contour Relief Pad is excellent!
I was struggling with a good pad for my quarter horse who needed a few shims here and there. This was such a great option! I am able to provide relief where needed and it fits him so well! A great choice for the money!!
August 2, 2016
Does exactly as stated, great quality, wonderful alternative to help fit those hard-to-fit horses!
This saddle pad, as with all of my other Diamond Wool saddle pads, is great quality and made to last. I've had a regular diamond wool pad for six years and have used a pad liner w/ it and it looks almost new still even after heavy use. The contour relief pad w/ shims is a wonderful invention that allowed me to finally fit a saddle to my hard-to-fit Arabian. I struggled for over two years with saddle fit (tried eight saddles!) and this pad allowed me to use the saddle that fits him best by giving him a little fill-in space on the top of his back where he has a slight swayback. He is much happier, and now comes out of a ride with perfectly even sweat marks instead of pressure points due to a bridging saddle! HIGHLY RECOMMEND. I use the center shims and removed the front and back shims.
August 2, 2016
Nice pad for horses with conformational problems or sore backs.
I bought this pad at Horse.com after viewing it at a local tack store. It has really helped reduce back soreness in my horse. I am able to remove or add shims to make the saddle fit his not so perfect conformation.
April 9, 2016
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I have a swaybacked horse who still has too much life left to not ride.
A L on Feb 23, 2017
Had a hard to fit horse
Robin S on Sep 12, 2014
I have a swaybacked horse who still has too much life left to not ride.
A L on Feb 23, 2017
MICHELLE M on Jul 22, 2015
Had a hard to fit horse
Robin S on Sep 12, 2014
I like the contour shape and that you can take or ad the extra felt
JERRY S on Apr 17, 2014
MICHELLE M on Jul 22, 2015
I like the contour shape and that you can take or ad the extra felt
JERRY S on Apr 17, 2014
bought this pad - where is the pommel of the saddle suppose to be placed ? Having hard time allowing for the 'wither relief' which is main reason for purchase along with slight swayback issues.
A shopper on Aug 4, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 1 inch back from the front edge. For wither relief try a wedge in the front. With swayback place middle ones. Leave the back ones out. If this doesn"t give desired relief try another blanket or pad underneath
My 4 1/2 year old was used for some roping, although I don't think a lot before I bought him. He appears to be a bit more muscled on one side of his withers than the other, above the shoulder. So his barrel saddle fits tighter on that side than on the other and I wondered if this pad would help. I could shim the one side and not the other until they were more even from the different work he will now be doing. Not barrel racing btw, western dressage but I like a barrel saddle? Thanks
Mary M on Oct 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am by far not an expert, but i bought this pad a few months ago for my heavy shouldered QH gelding. He should be a heading horse the way he is built, but I do more ranch work with him and trail rides. I love this pad! I thought about buying those that had pads just in the shoulder area (for high withered horses) before I bought this....and so glad I didn't. For him, I take OUT the front shims and leave the middle and back ones in. This gives him more room to move in the shoulder and he has started acting way better about moving off his front end, and the white marks my saddle was giving him have almost disappeared in the last 8 months or so. So, I think this pad would work great for your horse! Just shim the side that is smaller and take out the one on the bigger shoulder. I think you will be super happy. And the quality of the pad is amazing! Very heavy and fashionable. I get lots of comments on it when I travel. And, I have a up and coming 2 yr old, so I just take all the shims out for him, or shim the wither area for my wide saddle....and it works great for him too! Very versatile! Best wishes!
Is this pad good for a high withered horse? He doesn't have muscle lose behind withers, but it is very high.
Emily M on Nov 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: My gelding has high withers and it works well for him. What I really like about this pad is that you are able to take the insert pads out to adjust to the fit of your horse. When I first bought this pad, the last inserts were causing some white hairs, but as I changed his workout with different exercises, he muscled out and I needed to put them back in. It's much easier and cheaper to have a pad like this that you can adjust rather than trade out and buy more saddle pads. I really like it!
Favorite way to use.. Do you use this pad by itself or with a blanket on top?
Richelle S on Oct 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi! I use the pad alone when working and practicing. Throw a thin blanket on top when showing. Either way it works the way I expect it to!
How thick are the shims in this pad?
Melissa S on Mar 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I believe they are about 1/4 or more. I ended up selling this a friend. My horse is younger and didn't really need it. I like all Diamond Wool pads. They don't smash in like others and they are reasonably priced.
what if it doesn't fit my horse? What about returns?
Donna T on Oct 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Returns may be made within 30 days of receipt so long as items are in new, unused condition with the original product tags and packaging. Please call our Customer Care team for assistance. We are available 8AM-8PM weekdays, Eastern time at 888-653-0026. Here is a link to our full Return Policy: