We deliver a simple and honest connection with horses.
A grass roots company started by a chance encounter with an engineer who was developing thin shock absorbing materials to protect athletes. The love of horses drew the entrepreneur (Elaine) back into the industry where she worked at a riding program and competed in Dressage. It was while she was riding Lipizzaners that she discovered ThinLine. “I was riding these wonderful baroque horses but was having a horrible time with saddle slippage and keeping my horse comfortable. I came across this foam and Voila! No more saddle slippage, but that was just the beginning of the story”.
“As I continued to use the simple sheet of foam I noticed not only how much better the show horse was going but also how much it easier to was to sit the gaits. More importantly: A retired racehorse was in my care and while the horse was rattled daily he was much quieter with the ThinLine. With the effect of these two horses, it became a personal mission to ensure every horse owner could know about this
amazing saddle pad.” It has been a magical adventure. It makes every horse and rider happier and more comfortable.
What are the Effects of ThinLine Tack? “The manner in which this product absorbs motion encourages horses to move through the back,” Elaine explains. “We receive stories daily of how ThinLine saddle pads have improved a horse’s movement or a rider’s ability to sit their horse’s gaits. These riders tell us they have little or no back strain and that their horses are working better and happier. It’s a two-way street of comfort, preventing problems, resolving challenges and just having better communication.”
What is ThinLine? ThinLine incorporates a unique, open-cell technology which moves shock, weight, and heat laterally along the pad without compressing. The result is 95% shock absorption. But don’t let all the testing and technology get in the way of what really happens; happier horses and more comfortable riders.
What are some additional features? The trademark open cell technology also makes ThinLine Horse tack 100% breathable so heat and moisture are not trapped. An anti-microbial agent is also infused into ThinLine girths and horse boots. Because ThinLine doesn’t compress or slip, pressure points created by movement in the saddle or challenges associated with working muscles are nearly eliminated. It also has more longevity than any other product on the market. Many people get more than a decade out of a basic ThinLine Pad.
Tell me about the ThinLine vs Ultra ThinLine Ride:
ThinLine is thicker. It provides more protection for the horses back. For those who do not ride with a whisper seat; trail riding, stock horses, fox hunting, would be good examples, the ThinLine is number one for the care of the horses back. Too, horses with sore backs should absolutely go in a ThinLine. If you have frequent, sudden impact you should select ThinLine. Also great for beginner riders and young horses in training.
Ultra ThinLine is the thinnest. It is designed to protect both horse and rider backs by eliciting a soft, quiet, elastic connection. If your riding is not in a place where you can focus on nuances you should likely start in a ThinLine. If you are an effective rider you will greatly appreciate Ultra ThinLine. This product reduces so much rider movement horses can balance and focus. It does not amplify the seat, it reduces extraneous “noise” so the rider’s seat aids are clear. It is akin to removing background noise.
Protection: riding for a lifetime can take its toll on a riders spine. Ultra ThinLine can drastically improve the health of the rider’s spine over time. Riders who choose Ultra ThinLine are spending many hours in full contact with their seats and they need a shock absorber to stay healthy. Horses backs benefit from quieter riders.
When you see our product sewn on a fabric it is Ultra ThinLine. Most riders who use our products every day choose Ultra ThinLine. ThinLine (available in Black only) may be sewn onto any of our pads. We are a small company so just give us a call if you prefer ThinLine, or order a ThinLine basic pad for all your high impact and training needs.
Who am I buying from? ThinLine is a small company with great customer service, we are all riders. Many professionals endorse our products but ThinLine does not pay riders for endorsements. While we look like we have a huge footprint we are just a small manufacturer. You will not see us with big ads. We invest our money in our products. We invest in testing and design to create the most amazing horse tack on the market. We stay true to what brought us into this industry, word of mouth, grass roots growth and development of the best products for riders and horses. We stand behind every product we build.
Feel free to call our friendly staff with any questions. Toll-free at 888-401-9101
ThinLine is made in the USA and we support USA manufacturers for assembly of most of our product lines. Basic pads, Cotton, and felt pads are 100% USA made. All sheepskin is merino medical grade sheepskin on a natural hide.
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