Horse saddle pads are cushioned pads that are fitted between the horseback and the saddle. They provide protection and comfort to the horse when you ride it for long hours. Horse saddles are mainly made of leather or synthetic leather-like material. When directly placed on the back of the horse, the leather saddle causes it to rub against its back, causing discomfort to the animal. These horse saddle pads, besides providing protection, help in absorbing the sweat.