Diamond Wool Contour Relief Pad w/Shim Pockets

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Product Summary:

Diamond Wool Contour Relief Pad With Shim Pockets

With a dedicated commitment to providing saddle pads manufactured using domestic materials and craftsmanship, Diamond Wool® saddle pads have become a well-respected and trusted choice of horse enthusiasts around the world. The Diamond Wool® Contoured Relief Pad has a durable cotton duck top with a wool felt bottom, and 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.

Features:

  • Handcrafted in the USA
  • Durable cotton duck top
  • Based on wool felt
  • Removable shims
Item Specifications:

Colors:
Black
Burgundy
Chocolate
Hunter Green
Navy
Red
Royal
Tan

Sizes:
30 x 30"
32 x 32"

Thickness:
1"

Care:
Diamond Wool® saddle pads have a high percentage of wool content. To avoid shrinkage, do not use hot water to clean or heat to dry. Brush the pad occasionally with a curry brush. This will dislodge hair, dirt, and sweat to prolong its usefulness. Place in a well-ventilated area for efficient drying.
Machine-washing any Diamond Wool® saddle pad is not recommended. To clean pads, use a soft cloth/sponge, a mild shampoo or detergent-free soap, and tepid water. Slightly dampen the cloth or sponge and add a small amount of soap. Work up a small lather on soiled areas. Rinse with clean water. Allow to air dry.

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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I have a horse with a hard to fit back; she is mutton withered, round and short backed,
Linda H on Oct 3, 2018
I like to move the shims around to best fit the horse's back.
Kelly E on Sep 27, 2018
I have a horse with a hard to fit back; she is mutton withered, round and short backed,
Linda H on Oct 3, 2018
They are great pads for any horse.
cory m on Sep 28, 2018
I like to move the shims around to best fit the horse's back.
Kelly E on Sep 27, 2018
I need a thick saddle pad.
Kathleen W on Sep 24, 2018
I have two ageing horses and I think these might make the saddles a bit more comfortable.
Deanna J on Sep 23, 2018
We have one and really like it.
Ellen F on Sep 12, 2018
a friend recommended it for a hard to fit horse
Jessica M on Jun 21, 2018
TO HELP WITH A HARD TO FIT HORSE
Amanda Y on Jun 6, 2018
have high withered, long, sway back horse that is developing from poor saddle fit
jill l on May 13, 2018
high withered horse.
Angelina Y on Apr 24, 2018
I have a slightly swaybacked TWH mare that has been a bear to try to fit. I'm hoping this pad with it's shims will do the trick
Jessica K on Apr 16, 2018
I have a mare with a smaller right shoulder. While I'm getting her built back up, shimming is the only way to keep the saddle from sliding right. This is for her western saddle. Sure wish it came in purple.
Michelle T on Apr 7, 2018
liked reviews
brad b on Mar 12, 2018
I have a hard to fit horse and hope this will help. It was more reasonable priced than others of this type. And, it had good reviews.
Candis S on Jan 12, 2018
I chose this item because a friend totally loves hers . . . especially with the shim pockets!!
Christy J on Aug 14, 2017
Quality product that helped make my expensive show saddle fit my horse. It was pinching at the shoulders and this helped eliminate that!!
Benita C on May 29, 2017
Hard to fit horse. Have an Aussie pad with relief shims and it helps to fit my saddle. So, want a western pad as my saddle is western not Australian. You guys offered the best price and the added discount was...sweet addition! Reviews on this pad were good and I am hoping it solves my problems.
Wendy P on Mar 23, 2017
I have a 20 yr old gelding that is starting to loose his top line. Want something with flexibility to change as he does.
melanie g on Feb 17, 2017
Working on some saddle fit issues. Have been happy with this pad.
Brandy B on Nov 4, 2016
Need shims
Laurelee O on Aug 16, 2016
I needed a reasonably priced pad that had the options for build up or not, depending on the horse. The reviews were very good and I am ery pleased with the pad.
Kelly K on Jun 7, 2016
Need a saddle pad for my high withered horse.
MARTHA P on Apr 10, 2016
My trainer suggested it since he uses these.
Julia J on Mar 19, 2016
I needed a curved, adjustable pad for an older horse.
cindy v on Feb 29, 2016
Wonderful pad. A world of difference in this pad and my old pad. Extremely comfortable on trail rides.
Stan T on Dec 16, 2015
I picked this pad because i have a small horse and i worry about her restricted shoulder movement. the saddle is the best fitting saddle i have ever found for her, but i needed to invest in a saddle pad that can contribute to her comfort even more. i hope it works!
Ashlee K on Sep 29, 2015
Needed a pad that fit better and relieved pressure on the withers. Horse seems happier with it.
Brittany W on Sep 4, 2015
Friends recommendations.
Shermayne Y on Jul 12, 2015
My horse has a very sore back and needs some relief. This product had great reviews and was not too expensive compared to other pads.
Amanda K on May 19, 2015
My horse's shoulders are different sizes so the chiropractor who worked on him recommended this to even out the saddle & prevent pressure points
JAN D on May 12, 2015
best adjustable pad for the price I have ever used!
Chris R on May 4, 2015
Did alot of research on line before ordering and this was best price and a company I know and trust.
PJ G on Sep 22, 2014
My horse massage therapist suggested this.
PATRICIA P on Sep 16, 2014
My twisted back was throwing my horse off to one side, while I watch where my weigh is I and had my horse adjusted I will be building up the muscles on one side to match the other. This product you can change how you adjust it. Also Diamond wool is a good brand, their wool product last longer than just regular wool.
Carle L on Sep 15, 2014
I purchased a blue one for my now 22 yr old AQH a few years ago. It is great quality and is nice to be able re-adjust as the horses body changes. My new AQH didn't need anything special for a blanket last year but at age 17 he is IR and he had to loose a lot of weight ,in the process his body has changed and he has lost his top line. I used my old boys pad on him and it fit great so I'm getting him his own. I like the boys to have their own tack except the saddle tho!
THERESA R on Jul 11, 2014
Good reviews, good price for this type of pad.
Cindy C on Mar 24, 2014
I bought this item because I have a 6 year old Off Track Thoroughbred that has a very high wither and is putting on weight, so I need a saddle pad that can help make a wider variety of saddles fit his back.
Karen C on Feb 18, 2014
good price for pad that could custom fit due to shims
CYNTHIA C on Dec 3, 2013
gift for wife
Ross S on Nov 27, 2013
My saddle is causing a calcium deposit form of a saddle sore
Krystina S on Sep 9, 2013
They are great pads for any horse.
cory m on Sep 28, 2018
I need a thick saddle pad.
Kathleen W on Sep 24, 2018
I have a 19 yr. old QH. He's well built but body is changing. Rather high withers and back is starting to sway. Would thus pad be a good choice?
Celest M on Apr 21, 2014
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BEST ANSWER: I own this pad and it's a great pad, but I don't think this is the answer to your problem. I have a horse that has a bit of a sway back, and I bought the Cashel swayback pad. It works great. Here is a link.

http://www.statelinetack.com/item/cashel-shaped-western-swayback-cushion/E000863/
Does this come with any shims?
A shopper on May 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Shims are included with every Diamond Wool Relief Pad. A complete set includes six - 1/2 inch thick shims. Two larger shims fir the middle pockets and four smaller shims for the front and rear pockets.
Are the front shim pockets big enough to hold 2 or 3 of the shims if needed?
Sylvia P on Oct 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Yes the pockets are big enough to hold at least 2 shims. I had to try different configurations to see what worked best for my boy, but with this pad I can use my western saddle with no problems. Bettie
can you clean this pad in the washer with blanket wash?
Paula N on Oct 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Diamond Wool saddle pads are made from wool felt that has a high Wool content. To avoid shrinking, avoid hot water or heat during drying. Occasionally brush your pad with a stiff bristled brush. This will help dislodge hair, dirt and sweat, which will extend your pads useful life span. After use, your wool pad should be placed where it can air out and dry more efficiently.

To Clean Diamond Wool Pads
Use a soft cloth or sponge, a mild shampoo or detergent free soap (such as Ivory), and tepid water.
Slightly dampen the cloth or sponge and add a small amount of soap.
Work up a small lather on soiled areas.
Rinse with clean water.
Allow to air dry.
In the picture and the name this pad says it is contoured yet one of your customers talks about the fact it is straight across the back. Which is it? Straight or contoured?
A shopper on Apr 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It will counture and the pads are awesome. I use it on my Morgan and my Quarter Paint. Two totally different backs and the pads even out the Morgan and provide extra protection for the withers on my Paint.
It is durable and working on it's third year with 0 issues.
Does it come with the shims?
A shopper on Aug 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it does come whit shims. This is a great quality pad. It is very high quality and I have had it for several years and it has held up excellent. Love this product. Would buy again and again.
Should I use a underpad with this?
trinity r on May 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hey!
I don't use a underpad for this pad particularly but I do put another pad overtop for colour or showing. Just a super slim.
I love my pad and have had it for a few years and my friend has had hers for over 11 years (she's the one who introduced it to me) and still in great condition cause they are so durable.
Are the shims on this pad in the right area to correct bridging for a sway backed high withered older horse?
A shopper on Nov 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: These pads can help with sway backed horse and high withers. The shims can be removed or added to adjust the saddle fit for many horses needs. You will most likely remove the rear shims and leave the middle and front ones in. When using the pad for the first time, please check the sweat pattern to make sure the pad is configured correctly for your needs.
I found this in our local tack store but it is 1/2" wool. Is the 1" with the shims or is this a different pad?
KYLIE H on Jul 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The company Diamond Wool has a 1/2" and a 1" option. It's probably the same pad just the 1/2" version.
I just bought a new qh mare and my saddle is firm against her shoulders and after I rode her the dry spots that were left was on the shoulders and along the spine. Would this saddle pad be any help?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The pad is good for adjusting fit where there are small inconsistencies between the shape of the horse versus the shape of the saddle. You can make adjustments in various locations that help, including one side versus the other. However, it will likely not be able to compensate for the saddle fitting too tightly at the front. I had to find a saddle that was wider at the front in order to fit my QH mare comfortably. It can be difficult to fit properly in all areas. May be worth looking for someone in your area who makes and/or sells used saddles. You could perhaps get a good understanding from them what is needed to fit the horse to the point where they are comfortable and able to perform well. I found it helpful to see a variety of different tree shapes and sizes and the differences in fit.
Do the shims taper on the edges creating a smooth transition into the back or are they the full width all the way through creating bumps and hollow spots where the shim stops?
Jamie L on Jun 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The shims do not taper at the edges. They are the full width all the way around. However I have not found this to be an issue. It does not create a gap or significant bump. My saddle has a manufacturing defect that requires shims for proper fit and this pad has worked perfectly. Its my favorite for all the horses I ride.
Where do I get extra shims for this saddle pad?
Wendy L on Aug 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can get them through Diamond Wool directly on their website if you google "diamond wool replacement shims"
Does this pad come in a bigger size than 32x32?
A shopper on Mar 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm not exactly sure, but I do not think so. I will say it's a great pad. I bought the non-contoured first, and realized I needed the contour, so I've bought two :) They are super versatile and I love that you can stuff the shims to correct small fit problems. Good luck!~ I'm not sure any of them are larger. Maybe the more expensive pads?
My horse has low withers (almost mutton) and a high rise to his rump. I use wool felt, but get 2 dry spots behind his shoulder on both sides. My saddle fits and doesn't seem to bother him. would I take out the front and back shims and leave the middle ? I have the Chiropractor 1x a month to fix the same L5 right and left
anne f on May 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hello, I can not say for sure that would help with saddle fit etc. but I really like this pad since it does have the removable felt inserts. This pad has held up with lots of use and washing. I would talk with a saddle fitter for confirmation.
Does this pad work for moderate swayback?
A shopper on Nov 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Sorry I cannot answer your question, I got the pad for my old mule who is just rather bony on top, not sway back. But I am sure with the shims, it would work for you. I do like mine.
Do you have 26" pads?
A shopper on Oct 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The smallest it shows that they carry is 30 x 30, and that's what I have for our quarter horse. We love it. The flexibility of being able to adjust the shims to help with saddle fit makes this worth the price.
I just purchased this pad and love the idea of it ! I also love the feel and quality. However, my mare is having some pinching of her skin at the seams of the pad where the shims are. Is this correctable ? If I need an underpad, what is the thinnest and won't slip ? thanks !
A shopper on Mar 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: In most cases when there are lines on the horse, the pad is too thick which is perhaps causing the saddle to be too tight with that particular pad on. This pad does not need to be used with a liner, but one can be used if desired.
I am looking at this pad in 1/2 so that when I use the shims it will be at 1" instead of 1.5". Any one have any experience with the difference between 1/2 and 1"?
Lisa T on Jun 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't have experience comparing a 1/2" and a 1", but if I understand your question correctly -- I don't think the thickness of the pad makes any difference as to the use of the shims. The shims fit in pockets and are in ADDITION to the (upper) surface of the pad. The thickness of the pad underneath does not change the amount of "shimming" - only the thickness (and placement) of the shims changes the contours of the pad.