ThinLine Saddle pads create a more comfortable and closer connection with your horse by reducing rider movement and protecting horses’ backs in a super thin pad.
What is ThinLine?
ThinLine is a thin, shock absorbing non slip breathable foam.
Where is the ThinLine?
It is sewn onto the panel of our saddle pads. Here you can see the ThinLine foam on top of a western cotton liner pad. Available in two square sizes and a rounded skirt version.
ThinLine is the only equestrian product endorsed by back surgeons, master saddlers & veterinarians.
Saddle Fitting with the Cotton Western Pad.
Not all riders need shims for their pad. Many minor saddle fit issues will be solved with just the ThinLine pad alone. If you are trying to solve issues such as bridging, filling in behind high withers or balancing the saddle, to name just a few, ThinLine shims will fix those issues while also providing additional protection. The Cotton Western Liner is one of our thinnest pads. If your saddle is too tight in a traditional western pad this may be a simple solution.
If you need to adjust the fit, underneath the ThinLine layer is a full open pocket to insert saddle fitting shims which are made of the same ThinLine foam. The full pocket is a critical feature for proper saddle fit. You may move shims into any position you need. You may stack and layer sets of shims to create a seamless transition when filling in hollow areas, leveling or lifting the saddle.
How To Order your Saddle Fitting Shims.
Once you place this cotton western saddle pad in your shopping cart you will see, below your cart, Add Saddle fitting shims for the pad in my cart. Click on this product and simply add the shims you need.
Available Saddle Fitting Shims (sold in pairs).
Front Shims. Provide lift in the wither area and are available in two thicknesses.
Bridging Shims. Fill in over the top line. Available in two thicknesses.
Rear Shims. Lift the cantle of the saddle for perfect balance. Available in two thicknesses.
Kits are available for purchasing multiple shims. The western kit contains a pair of 1/4 inch front shims and two pairs of bridging shims; 1/4″ and 3/16″.
Full Booster Shim. A pair of shims running the full panel will create ThinLine+Plus (1/4 inch) Thickness for intense protection.
How do I know ThinLine is delivering the comfort and protection my horse needs?
Once you receive your ThinLine 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 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 their saddle pad.
Adding a saddle fitting shim is easy. Once in place shims will not shift or move. With the proper shim most saddle fitting issues can be resolved.
Money Back Guarantee:
We are riders making products for riders. We 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. Of course, we would prefer you give us a call and tell us what is and is not working for you. 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.
“The manner in which ThinLine absorbs motion encourages horses to lift their backs, developing strength and top-line. It has been endorsed by Veterinarians, for horses, 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.
Round Skirt 24.75″ spine length | 15″ drop round skirt | 8.25 inches of Ultra ThinLine drop.
great for barrel, endurance, and Australian saddles
Medium 28″ spine length | 12″ drop, 9 inches of Ultra ThinLine drop.
Large 30.75″ spine length | 15″ drop | 8.75 inches of Ultra ThinLine drop
Cotton Saddle Pad Care Instructions
Machine wash cold in front loading washer. Turn the ThinLine to the inside. Spin to remove excess water. Hang to dry naturally with no heat source, including sun. Using a fan speeds the drying process. If you have a white pad, you may use bleach products such as soft scrub on the ThinLine material as well as using a little bleach in the wash cycle. All pads come with a one-year full replacement warranty when following our care instructions. When care instructions are followed, our cotton pads are proving to have an expected longevity of 7-8 years.
A Thank you for your question! To determine the best size pad for your saddle, we recommend measuring your saddle front to back, including the skirts, as well as the drop. Once you have those measurements, you can compare them to the pad measurements in the sizing tab. Feel free to call with any questions! 888-401-9101
A Thanks for your question! Our saddle pads and tack are available at tack stores across the country, through many online retailers, and on our website as well. As for Stateline Tack, well, they just haven't picked up our line yet. If you prefer to purchase from them, feel free to give them a call and request that they start carrying ThinLine!
A Thanks for your question! This pad is durable enough to use on its own and is also thin enough to use as a liner under a show pad. If using on its own, the Ultra ThinLine panels and the high quality, quilted cotton will provide all of the protection your horse needs while still giving you a close feel.
A Thanks for your question! This is a low profile pad that measures about 1/4" thick overall. Ultra ThinLine (3/16") is added to the upper part of the pad where your saddle sits, making that area 7/16".
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