Is a saddle pad too thick? The point of contact between horse and rider is called the “saddle seam,” which should be just deep enough to provide even pressure. However, many riders find their pads are too thin or not quite right for whatever reason.
A: The saddle pad is the part of your horses back that you sit on. It should be made out of a durable material, such as leather or synthetic leather, and it should have good padding to protect your horses . . .