“The manner in which this product absorbs motion encourages horses to lift their backs, developing strength and top-line. It has been endorsed by Veterinarians, as well as Spinal Surgeons for Riders. It is a top pick for Master Saddlers around the world, Equine Chiropractors and Massage Therapists carry it on their trucks to keep horses going strong, supple and relaxed. Trainers and riders find it a trusted product to improve rider equitation.
It is the dual benefits of extraordinary shock absorption and motion reduction that really sets ThinLine apart from other saddle pads.
What is ThinLine? ThinLine is a unique, open-cell foam 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; extraneous motion and impact is nearly eliminated, leading to comfort and a quiet connection for both parties. All this is delivered in a breathable product measuring only 3/16 of an inch (4.6mm) in thickness.
Every Saddle Pad comes with this extraordinary technology. Pads also come with a pocket to add saddle fitting shims, also made of the same shock absorbing foam. Non slip and breathable.
We frequently receive questions regarding which ThinLine Western Saddle Pad is the best. One is not superior to another, all our pads incorporate shock absorbing ThinLine foam. But, the textile the ThinLine is sewn onto differs to accommodate lifestyle, equine conformation and saddle styles. Every single ThinLine product offers the same performance and protection.
ThinLine: Is sewn onto all of our saddle pads. It is the thinnest version of the famous shock absorbing material. ThinLine is the only product endorsed by Spinal surgeons for rider back protection. In addition to absorbing shock, it also reduces spine movement, which is why equitation riders love this product. When riders are able to sit quietly the communication with their equines is greatly improved. This is part of why horses love it so much.
ThinLine Plus: Some riders want the maximum in protection. This product is called ThinLine Plus. It is a 1/4 inch thick. When you purchase a saddle pad with ThinLine and want to create more protection you simply add a booster shim. This is a shim, made of the same ThinLine material, that will stack under the ThinLine. The booster shim will boost your pad to the ThinLine Plus thickness.
Treeless Saddles: ThinLine lies on either side of the spine, lifting it up, which is why it works well for all saddles, even treeless.
Shimming for protection and saddle fit. Part of selecting the best western saddle pad:
Underneath the ThinLine layer is a pocket to insert shims. If you need help with minor saddle fit adjustments, purchase this Western therapeutic saddle pad and use it alone or add shims. Either way, your saddle will fit better and your horse will use his back better and stay sounder longer. Shims are made of the same amazing ThinLine material.
- Full Booster Shim: A pair of shims running the full panel will create ThinLine Plus (1/4 inch) Thickness for intense protection.
- Front Shims: Provide lift in the wither area and are available in two thicknesses, sold in pairs.
- Bridging Shims: Fill in gaps over the top line. Available in two thicknesses, sold in pairs.
- Rear Shims: Lift the cantle of the saddle for perfect balance. Available in two thicknesses, sold in pairs.
High Withers? Sway Back? Saddle Fitting with ThinLine shims.
You may stack up to 3 sets of shims in one area. The full ThinLine Plus Booster shim is also available for every pad. When you purchase a ThinLine Pad the product Add Saddle Fitting Shims to the Pad in my Cart will appear below your product once it is in your cart.
Textile and Style Options for selecting the best western saddle pad.
Styles: All ThinLine pads except the Western Pro-Tech or Basic Pads have a 4 and a half inch wither profile. Higher than the industry average. But we know this greatly improves fit and comfort for the horse. The pad will nestle nicely along their back and the wither will be free of pressure.
are a sheet of ThinLine foam which may be placed over any saddle pad. Available in English and Western. Basic Pads do not offer a saddle fit shimming system but provide all the shock absorption of ThinLine.
Full Saddle Pads Half Pads or Liners?
Most of our pads are designed to be used alone. But if you would like to place a show pad on top we do offer several liners: Cotton (in 3 sizes), felt (in a 30 x 30 square), and the ThinLine Back on Track Western pad. As well as English Half Pads.
Western pads come in squares: 30 x 30 and 30 x 32. Rounded Skirts are available for Barrel Saddles. We offer Endurance Pads and English Half and Full Pads.
ThinLine has a pad for every riding style!
How do I know ThinLine is delivering the comfort and protection my horse needs?
After receiving your pad, ride in it for at least a week. At first you may simply notice things like; “my horse was great today, my seat and aids were soft and effective”, great job! You are on your way. You will see a daily improvement but this can be a bit subtle in the beginning. How to check out your pads effectiveness: After at least a week of riding daily, begin your warm-up with the ThinLine. Once you are warmed up, remove the ThinLine and ride. This is when you will see just how much your horse is loving his/her pad.
Money Back Guarantee:
We are riders making products for riders and understand how important the time we have with our horses is. We want every ride to be the best ride. If you feel ThinLine is not delivering what you need, all products may be returned for a full refund within 30 days. Around the world, this product has helped both riders and horses work happier together. We hope our 30-day satisfaction guarantee will help you have the confidence to try this amazing material!
Selecting the Best Western Saddle Pad:
Now you should have all the information you need. There is no wrong choice, as long as your saddle fits on the pad. It is the ThinLine that makes all the difference for you and your horse. The other options such as textiles, shapes, and colors are just variations to suit your lifestyle. All pads create the extraordinary comfort and increased performance for both horse and rider. We hope to see you and your horse working happily together in a ThinLine soon.