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English Seat Saver: Dressage, Close Contact, All Purpose

5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
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The ThinLine English Seat Saver is so thin that you will forget it is there….until you take it off!

When we developed the ThinLine Seat Savers we thought they would be a great way for riders to discover just how much a ThinLine pad does for their horses.  We had no idea, at the time, how much this little tack accessory would impact so many riders.  Of course, protecting riders backs from the daily impact we experience is important but then we began hearing stories about how, with the seat savers, rider’s seats became so quiet and stable they were able to exponentially improve their equitation.  Once removed for the show ring, riders have a new understanding of how still, sensitive and communicative they can be with their horses.   100% breathable no slip shock absorbing ThinLine material is now available directly under your seat.

Or, you could just use it for long days on the trail 🙂  It is seamless, cool and virtually invisible.

Try it for yourself. We always have a 30 day money back guarantee.  Just like our saddle pads. When you remove it, you will understand just how much it does for you.

Seat Savers allow riders enjoy the shock absorbing performance of our saddle pads.  You will find yourself sitting closer and quieter, feeling more secure and protecting your saddle.

Seat Savers are the thinnest of all ThinLine products. It is a fantastic way to see for yourself how so little can do so much, for both you and your horse. Please Note: Riders in excess of 225 pounds should utilize a ThinLine Seat Saver and a ThinLine Saddle pad in combination to experience enough shock absorption.  We don’t think we should have to say that but there it is….

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Size Chart

Close Contact- 17.25″ long from pommel to cantle, 12.5″ across seat

All Purpose- (Jumping) 18.75″ long from pommel to cantle, 12.75″ across seat

Dressage- 19.5″ long from pommel to cantle, 14″ across seat

Colors- Black, Dark Brown


Tack Care Instructions

Care Instructions: These seat savers don’t require washing. If you choose to do so, we recommend ThinLine Cleaning Products (wipes or sprays) or baby wipes.

6 reviews for English Seat Saver: Dressage, Close Contact, All Purpose

    5 out of 5


    wow. it really worked for my friend love your stuff!!!! can you make the native american tack lighter?

    5 out of 5


    When I tried this seat saver i was expecting what i am accustomed to, a thick sheepskin seat saver. When you first sit on it you think you have purchased nothing. You cannot feel it right away. But, after hours in the saddle neither my seat bones nor back were sore. Best yet, there is no bulk. So don’t let the first impression of historical seat savers dampen your enthusiasm. It is great.

    5 out of 5


    Carol Bell Landon: I use Thin line seat saver and saddle pad. The seat saver helps me “stick” to the saddle. The pad helps to raise the saddle a bit off the withers. Love all products and so does my horse Jack !

    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I can’t believe what a difference this pad makes! First of all it makes riding so much easier. I am able to ride for longer and can easily sit my huge Warmblood’s trot. His trot is so big it even throws me out of the saddle while posting normally. Not anymore with this pad! Secondly, I bought the ultra thinline back on track pad for my other horse who has a hyper sensitive back (chiropractor checked him out, he’s fine, just ultra sensitive) and the pad made a big difference in his overall relaxation…but I have NEVER – in the nearly 3 years I’ve owned him – been able to sit on his back at canter, only forward seat, half seat. As soon as he feels my seat even lightly in the saddle he drops his back down and takes off as fast as he can with ears pinned. Today, for the first time ever with this thinline seat saver, I was able to sit down on his back at the canter! He didn’t drop his back or run off, he accepted my seat aid and ROUNDED his back underneath me! It’s a miracle. I’m ordering a seconded one so that I have one on my dressage saddle and one on my jumping saddle. This same horse also had a problem with bucking up until now at the canter when his back would get tight. Today with the seat saver: No bucking! Not even when I took him over some low jumps. He was so comfortable he didn’t even spook at his usual place in the arena. These are big Warmbloods that I ride and I’m only 5’3” 120 lbs. This seat saver allows me to stay with the horse better and feel more solid in the saddle. It also keeps my leg quieter and solidly against the horse’s side. Plus it’s EXTREMELY comfortable and the horses move better underneath me with it. 5 stars! I wish I had tried this sooner. Thank you thinline.

    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    Bought a second seat saver for my dressage saddle because I love this for my jumping saddle. My horse has a tendency to spook frequently but I find that the seat saver keeps me in the saddle much more securely. When he spooks I no longer become unseated. It helps me to ‘stick’ to the saddle. It gets very hot in San Diego during the summer, so wearing full seat breaches can cause me to overheat. I’ve found that I no longer need my full seat breeches to feel secure in the saddle with this seat saver. Overall it helps me to be more relaxed during my ride and that transmits to the horse, so he stays more relaxed too. And if he does happen to spook, it seems like he doesn’t get such a jolt in the back from unseating me so he calms down and goes back to work much faster, relaxing more quickly. I use the seat saver on top of the saddle and the Contender II back on track thin line pad underneath the saddle. This seems to be a winning combination for my horses! It been a complete game changer for my riding and their performance.

    5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    The description of this product is completely accurate. Before I purchased the seat saver, I was skeptical that something so thin could make riding so much more comfortable, but the difference is unbelievable. I feel much more secure in the saddle, and even though I have some back issues, I don’t have pain after riding anymore.

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Questions and answers of the customers

  1. A Hi and thank you for your question! We are designing a seat saver for endurance saddles and are currently in the product testing mode! Please email us at info@thinlineglobal for more information and an availability update.
  2. A Thank you for your question! While the seat saver is primarily designed to save your seat with it's shock absorption, cushioning, and seat quieting benefits, it will also help protect your saddle from wear. The binding around the edge of the seat saver is a very soft cotton and hasn't been known to cause any rubbing or damage.
  3. A Thanks for your question! This seat saver will definitely provide more comfort, but you may want to look at the way your saddle fits you and the way it positions your pelvis. Different saddle types, twist sizes, seat depth, etc, can all affect the comfort of the rider and it can take some trial and error to find the best fit for you.
  4. A Thanks for your question and so glad you're enjoying your seat saver! The close contact style would likely be too small to adequately cover the seat of your dressage saddle. If it's not moving around, there's really no need to change it. If you'd like the strap to be tighter, you could tie a knot in it to shorten. Please be certain that the knot fits up into the gullet of your saddle and is not touching your horse's back. If you have any other questions, please give us a call at 888-401-9101.
  5. A Thanks for your question! Our saddle pads and seat savers are for every rider, regardless of weight! The combination of the seat saver and saddle pad is a recommendation for riders over 225 lbs who may not see enough shock absorbing results from using the seat saver alone.
  6. A Thank you for your question! Measuring the seat of your saddle and then comparing against the size chart is the easiest way to find the best fit. Be certain to check the measurements of the Game Changer Western Seat Saver also, it may work well for your endurance saddle.
  7. A Of course. We're so sure that riders will love these seat savers (and everything else ThinLine!), that we offer a 30 day satisfaction guarantee! So put it on your saddle and give it a try. Then ride without it and feel the difference! If it doesn't work for you, for any reason, we're happy to take it back and issue a full refund (minus shipping fees).
  8. A It is the first product to try. Not only will this absorb shock, but perhaps more importantly for you, it greatly reduces the amount of spinal flexion, movement in the saddle. If it is not enough shock absorption, try adding an Ultra ThinLine pad in addition to the seat saver. Ultra ThinLine has been endorsed by spinal surgeons.