Roma Protek Saddle Pad with Lift Back

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Product Summary:

Roma® Protek Saddle Pad With Lift Back

Ultra-thin, lightweight cushioned comfort Protek pads are made from closed cell foam, which won't absorb moisture. They're molded to fit high up into the saddle channel to give protective cushioning while allowing the spine and withers to be free of pressure.


  • Provides 1/2" lift to balance up the back of the saddle while avoiding additional pressure to the withers
  • Ultra-thin
  • Lightweight
Item Specifications:

Front width: approx. 15"
Back width: approx. 11"
Spine: approx. 18"
Longest point: approx. 20.5"

Style Item Number Model Number UPC
Black E006268 BLK 651505 9329028179262
White E006268 WHT 651504 9329028179255

Product Reviews by Customers

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Why did you choose this? Store
to make saddle fit better
Michael W on Jul 29, 2019
for my daughter
edwin t on Mar 11, 2019
to make saddle fit better
Michael W on Jul 29, 2019
great reviews
SARAH O on Mar 27, 2019
for my daughter
edwin t on Mar 11, 2019
In order to properly fit my saddle to my horse, I need the extra lift in the rear. Hopefully, this will allow my saddle to fit my horse better.
Carol M on Jan 4, 2019
I already have one and love it and wanted to have an extra on hand.
Melissa W on Nov 23, 2018
Price was worth the try of a pad that might help with the fit of my saddle
Vicki R on Nov 22, 2018
high withered horse
ann s on Nov 4, 2018
Nicole K on Nov 1, 2018
This pad was recommended by a respected trainer.
Katherine C on Aug 11, 2018
I chose this pad because my horse has a sway back, and I need to lift the back of my saddle a bit. I have used this pad at my lessons, and it seems to work well. I hope I have the same results at home.
LISA G on Jun 30, 2018
tried one this weekend and it fit my saddle and horse
julie B on May 2, 2018
hoping it will help relieve back issues with my horse
Rita H on Dec 6, 2017
For a gift
Brandi A on Nov 16, 2017
I have used the original foam saddle pad from Roma Protek and liked it a lot. I'm working with a very "downhill" horse at the moment and need some extra lift in the back to even out the saddle.
Sarah R on Jun 27, 2017
Helps when riding older horses.....25 - 35 years of age! Got to protect our friends when they have been around that long!
Vickie M on Jul 28, 2016
I thought I needed this pad.
Gayanne T on Dec 14, 2015
for my older horse to lift the back of the saddle so I sit level
PAMELA R. M on Oct 24, 2015
I just wanted better protection for my horses back and this definitely does the job! I have had it for a over a year and it has held up nicely.
Becky P on Jun 23, 2015
needed extra support
Nancy H on May 4, 2015
It was time
Fay E on Apr 9, 2015
I'm a curvy girl and my new horse is out of shape himself. Just wanted a little more cushion for him for the long hours I put in on his back.
Maggie S on Feb 13, 2015
hope to level out saddle fit
Dianne F on Dec 10, 2014
I purchased a very expensive saddle and still my horse was coming up with a sore back on the rise before his rump I use this under my endurance saddle and it definately works to relieve his back pain. Love it.
Hilma B on Sep 3, 2014
It looked nice
Scott V on Mar 18, 2014
great reviews
SARAH O on Mar 27, 2019
In order to properly fit my saddle to my horse, I need the extra lift in the rear. Hopefully, this will allow my saddle to fit my horse better.
Carol M on Jan 4, 2019
Can you use this pad on western saddles?
haven f on Jul 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I do not know enough about western saddles to know how it would affect their fit/balance, but I can say that this pad is specifically designed to fit an English all purpose or hunt seat saddle. I would think there would be a better choice for a western saddle.
Is this good to use with a treeless saddle for a little lift off the spine?
A shopper on Feb 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: i don't see why not. Reason why I prefer its padding is same width throughout. No thicker, then all of a sudden thin. To me those can cause pressure dictated by human posture, balance differences, horses tend to compensate, most don't notice...

Good luck.. Kathleen
Is there one for western style?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I love the lift back pad. My OTTB has very high withers and this has really helped her. I use it under an Aussie saddle so I'm sure it would be fine under a western saddle.
Can it be used with Western saddles as well?
Brooke H on Apr 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I haven't tried it with a western saddle - my guess is no - the lift pad is smaller than a western saddle lift pad would be.
Is this pad intended to go over or under the saddle pad?
Anna N on Apr 4, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Roma Pad should be placed between the saddle and on top of your regular saddle pad.
Are both pads the same on the withers? In the picture the white one looks like it is cut out more? Is this the case, or just the view of the photo?
A shopper on Jan 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi I bought both and tossed the black one. Was originally looking for the white one. Finally got it.
I pull it past my saddle in front some inches and shove ur way up under the pommel.
Then my Hermes style pad, then a folded in half Navaho. Smiles. Been riding like this for 30 years. Lolol. My white one finally wore out !

Hope this helps.
Will this work with the Down Under Australian Stock Saddle?
Stacy M on Jan 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Here are the measurements to see if it will work with your saddle. The sides of the pad need to be wide enough to rest on your horse's back muscles along either side of his spine, directly underneath the saddle panels. If it's not wide enough, then the tops of the saddle panels will partially squish it up into the gullet channel.
Front width: approximately 15”
Back width: approximately 11”
Spine: approximately 18”
Longest point: approximately 20.5”
My 17hh Warmblood has very high withers. Would this pad give support and lift on the withers? Could this be used instead of a lollipop pad?
A shopper on Jan 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I like this pad better than a lollipop pad for lifting and relieving pressure off of high withers.
Does this item have an over sized shipping charge on it?
tara z on Dec 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, it does not.
I have a english style barefoot saddle and would like a little more padding. Will this pad help in the area near the rear of my saddle?
pamela h on Mar 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought this for my older quarterhorse who has a slight dip in his back. I use an English saddle for him. This pad made a big difference for him. I believe it provides support on the front and the rear.
Length of this pad?
pamela h on Mar 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: At its longest point (toward the bottom side) it's 21 inches. Measuring the top or center (straight, not following the contour) it's 18 inches. I used it on a 16.5 Hanoverian with pronounced whithers and it worded great.
What is the length of this pad?
Amanda D on Aug 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is not very long. It fits my all 17.5" Thornhill Trainer saddle perfectly so it is about the same length as an all purpose English saddle.
My horse is 25 years old and has always had very high withers, now his back is swayed too. What pad would best suit him? We ride mostly english/hunt seat. He is also an Arabian so his back is naturally a little shorter.
A shopper on Feb 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It's really not about the pad. The best pad in the world will not compensate for an ill fitting saddle. My advice would be to have a qualified (and independent, as opposed to a rep for a specific brand of saddle) saddle fitter come and assess your tack. Badly fitted saddles can cause pain, behavioral issues and in some cases long term damage. Lift back (or other type) pads may change the center of balance for the rider but they will NOT correct a fundamental saddle fit problem; in fact, while they may seem to "cure" one problem they could cause another, perhaps worse one. So, find a qualified fitter. My horse is hard to fit and the saddle fitter I use was well worth the $150.00 consultation!
How long is this pad?
Betty S on May 3, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Well it is highly contoured, so I will answer by saying first that it fits perfectly under my 18" long saddle (pommel to cantle) with a bit on each end to spare, just like I wanted.
The "actual length" is about 22"
I have a TN Walker who is older and has high withers. I can't seem to find a way to keep his saddle from slipping back. Would this help? I use a western saddle on him
Cindy S on May 2, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I'm not sure if i'm the best one to answer...we used it as a riser so that the rear part of the saddle on our quarter horse fit better-- it wasn't really a wither issue. I do think that it is somewhat "sticky" so if the slippage is minimal, then it might help. But overall, your best answer is probably to get someone who's really good with saddle fitting to see what is going on.
I have a horse that just got acupuncture. He seems to be sensitive on the left side more toward the back hip area. The vet suggested that the saddle could be the problem. I would agree due to the old out dated equipment that the mounted patrol uses. I am going to be purchasing my own personal tack in the next couple of weeks. Would this pad give comfort toward the back part of the saddle?
Tonja W on Jan 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It might. Or the plain one (no added rise)one might work better, as this one is to raise the back end of the saddle, which might end up pinching his withers in front by pushing the front end down. You may need to have a saddle fitted to him if he is that uncomfortable - not necessarily a custom, but one with a tree that works for him. Try to find a certified saddle fitter in your area, that's how I ended yup buying this pad and it helped.