Under Pad - Wool Contour

Difference Between a Reinsman Pad Liner and an Underpad

What’s the difference between a pad liner and an underpad? We make it easy to decide which pad you may need to suit your specific riding situation.

Under Pad - Black Felt

Need a little more cushion under your saddle? Don’t like the bottom that’s on your current pad or maybe you just want to keep things nice and clean? No sweat, get an under pad! These pads were made for just those situations.

Available in different materials – Tacky, Felt, & Wool

Under Pads

  • Add extra layer of cushion
  • Protects expensive pad from dirt and sweat
  • Wicks moisture
  • Breathable
  • Available in contoured design




Different from an under pad, a liner is half the thickness and intended to serve as a clean barrier between your horse and the significant investment of your main saddle pad. Non-contoured intentionally because of its thin cut a saddle pad liner will form to the horses back once it’s ridden. Replace this liner at an interval relative to your riding volume an keep your saddle pad looking and performing like new.

Available in Felt

Pad Liner

  • Half the thickness of an under pad
  • Protects expensive pad from dirt and sweat
  • Thin material naturally forms to horse’s back
  • Inexpensive enough to replace as often as you want


Every Reinsman pad is backed by our Handshake Promise which is our promise to you to build the highest quality saddle pads from the best materials with pride in Yoakum, Texas. Our goal is to help horsemen choose the correct saddle pad for their application by providing educational resources to help make the decision process easier.

Our unique construction methods allow for our pads to be engineered for maximum performance and back protection. They have USA Hi-Tech fibers so the inside of your saddle pad is just as reliable as the outside.

2 thoughts on “Difference Between a Reinsman Pad Liner and an Underpad

  1. What is the actual thickness of a liner?
    What is the actual thickness of an underpad?
    Are your liners and underpads made of wool felt?
    What is the difference when you describe a product as felt versus wool felt?

    • Hey Mary Beth, thanks for reaching out!

      Our liners are made of 3/8″ felt and priced at a level that can be replaced easily as needed. We have both 3/8″ and 1/2″ underpads.

      Liners are made with synthetic felt that won’t grow bacteria and holds up well over time. Felt underpads are made of synthetic orthopedic felt. Wool underpads are made of a wool and synthetic blend to give advantages of both synthetic and natural fibers.

      The difference between felt and wool felt is that felt is made of natural or synthetic fibers, while wool felt is a specific type of felt that has a percentage of real wool fiber.

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