When it comes to riding often people have questions about choosing ThinLine or Ultra ThinLine. Technology aside, what are the differences in feel for the horse and me?
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, polo would be good examples. 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 for their show pads. 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.
In the ThinLine thickness, our most popular items are the basic ThinLine pads which are used directly under the saddle and over a thin textile pad. It is historically used as a training or trail riding pad. However, 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.