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English Seat Saver: Dressage, Close Contact, AP

5.00 out of 5 based on 6 customer ratings
(6 customer reviews)


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The ThinLine English Seat Saver is so thin that you will forget it is there….until you take it off!

  • * outstanding comfort for all of your rides
  • * improves equitation by quieting the seat
  • * breathable
  • * incredibly thin
  • * non-slip 
  • * superior shock absorption

The ThinLine English Seat Saver lets riders enjoy the shock absorbing performance of our saddle pads. Provides exceptional comfort for riders spending many hours in the saddle. You will find yourself sitting closer and quieter, giving you more time to adjust your aids. 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.

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Seat Saver Dressage Jumping Close Contact Saddle

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, AP

    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 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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).
  4. 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.