Big Horn Saddlery
Tuffy Swayback Pad
Western Saddle Fittings/Pads



Manufacturer: Big Horn Saddlery
Model: Tuffy Swayback Pad
Category: Western Saddle Fittings/Pads

Purchase: I purchased this through an online tack dealer about five years ago for use on two of my older horses, both of whom are sways. It cost about $85 new.

Likes: It is really designed for swayback horses, so the ends are tapered and there is a buildup in the middle of the saddle. My oldest mare, who was in her late twenties, had had decided never to be ridden again in a saddle because I was afraid that with her sway the saddle would hurt her, no matter how well padded it was. The girl who leased my swaybacked gelding bought one for him, and it worked wonders for comfort for my animals, so I bought another. A couple of years ago, I picked up a 12 year old mare with a bad sway at an auction, so I am still able to use it on her. It is durable and strong. Mine still looks new!

Dislikes: The price is inhibiting for some people, which is too bad because it really helps sore backs. Also, I disliked how most places you order it they are only available in "assorted colors," meaning the suppliers get to choose, which is acceptable on a $1 hoof pick (which I usually get my color choice on) but seems a little lame for a $85 saddle pad. And it is not available in solid colors, only navajo. I wish they made one for English!

Quality: Product description: Made with 1/2" mixed fiber center and 1 1/2" foam insert that tapers to 1/2" on each end. Cutaway at withers for better fit on high withered horse. Insert is cut out for close contact at leg area. Center of pad is anatomically curved to provide spine relief. Leather wear leathers. 30" x 32". This is a durable and high quality product and would buy it again if I needed more than one at a time!

Summary: A must-have for anyone with a swaybacked western horse, for his comfort and safety! You will notice an improvement in his character and movement right away in this pad, as he will be less sore and have a more even distribution across his back. Much cheaper than specifically fitting a saddle to him! Exceptional concept; just wish they also made and English version!

Rating: 5

Author: Kari

Date: 2007-08-07

Usefulness Rating: 4.84848 out of 5.
33 reader(s) voted.

Please give us your opinion..





Other Reviews You May Find Interesting 


Diamond Wool Pad Co. Sagebrush Cutters Western Saddle Pad Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
EQUIBRAND FCINCH 2S / SensorFlex Fleece Straight Cinch Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
Best Friend Bareback pad Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
Equibrand ZFT / Classic Equine Zone Felt / Felt Pad Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
Montana Cincha Mohair Girth Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
Dixieland Gaited Saddles Light Rider Butterfly flex tree 15" Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
Equipedic Endurance Pad Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
Martin Saddlery SEALUM2 / Engraved Aluminum Stirrup Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
MAD COW THERAPEUTIC CONTOUR HORSE SHOCK PAD Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
CTK Saddlery Gaited horse saddle Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
CSI Standard Western Cut 3/4" Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
CSI Saddle Pad Standard Western Cut Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
Abetta Connie Combs Contour Shock Pad Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
Big horn Tuffy neoprene 36" western cinch Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
Weaver Leather Fleece Lined Super Cinch Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
Cavallo Full Monty Pad Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
CSI Saddlepads Western Show Cut 31" Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
Triple E Mfg Bar-J 3/4" Contoured Wool Felt Pad Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
CSI Saddle Pad Western Pad with Flex plates - rounded skirt Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
Classic Equine CSCA / 100% Alpaca Straight Cinch Western Saddle Fittings/Pads

2004-2012 Horse Tack Review


Equestrian Collections - Shop in Comfort, Ride in Style

5% off Any Size order on Horse.com




 Horse Tack Review Home


 Shop For Tack
 Back in the Saddle
 Boot Barn
 Dover Saddlery
 Equestrian Collections
 Horse.com
 HorseLoverZ.com
 State Line Tack

 Help Us Support
 Bright Futures Farm


 Horse Tack Reviews
 Submit Your Own Review!
 Search Review Database
 All Reader Reviews
 Staff Reviews
 Submit a Product for Review

 English Tack Reviews
 Dressage Saddles
 Jumping Saddles
 Close Contact Saddles
 All Purpose Saddles
 English Saddle Fittings/Pads
 English Bridles
 English Bridle Accessories
 English Show Apparel
 English Casual Apparel
 English Chaps/Boots/Helmets
 English Miscellaneous

 Western Tack Reviews
 Barrel Saddles
 Reining Saddles
 Roping Saddles
 Show Saddles
 Trail Saddles
 Western Saddle Fittings/Pads
 Western Bridles
 Western Bridle Accessories
 Western Show Apparel
 Western Casual Apparel
 Western Chaps/Boots/Hats
 Western Miscellaneous

 Horse Gear Reviews
 Horse Boots and Wraps
 Halters/Ropes/Leads
 Horse Health and Well Being
 Horse Apparel
 Horse Treats
 Horse Miscellaneous

 Barn & Stable Reviews
 Fly Control
 Gifts/Books/Videos
 Grooming Equipment
 Stable Accessories
 Tack Room
 Training Equipment
 Barn and Stable Misc

 Articles
 Barn and Stable Articles
 English Articles
 Feature and Misc Articles
 Grooming Articles
 Horse Care & Health Articles
 Horse Related Gift Articles
 News and Events
 Training Articles
 Western Articles

 Other Features
 About Us / Contact Information
 Articles & Subjects By Date
 Article Archives
 Join Our Mailing List
 Privacy Policy