Saddle Pads to Create a Closer Connection With Your Horse
Reduce Rider Movement – Protect Horses backs – Create Better Saddle Fit
ThinLine delivers protection for both horses and riders.
The only product endorsed by surgeons, master saddlers & veterinarians.
What makes ThinLine so different?
“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, 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.
It is the dual benefits of extraordinary shock absorption and rider motion reduction that sets ThinLine apart from other saddle pads.
For the horse.
A raised wither profile with a swallow topline makes this pad adaptable to the conformation of any horse – high withered or mutton withers. And the flexibility and stretchiness of the ThinLine molds around your horse’s shape. The contour of the pad, which follows the natural curve of your horse’s back, stops any bunching.
This thin pad frees up more room for narrow or snug-fitting saddles and improves the comfort for horses even with saddles which are perfectly fitted. The ThinLine also ventilates, across the pad, allowing excess heat to move out from under the saddle. Most important, to your horse, is how this pad creates stability.
For the rider.
The slim design puts you in closer contact with your horse, so your leg can easily drape giving you a seamless feel of his sides. You’ll notice his back moving more, but with the extraordinary shock absorption of ThinLine, you will be moving in unison with your mount. The ThinLine layer sewn onto the pad has a 95% shock absorption rate that spreads impact LATERALLY along the pad. This means that the motion you feel under you as you ride is absorbed by the ThinLine and transferred ACROSS the pad instead of UP into your spine. And this same shock absorption benefit is being enjoyed by your horse as well. With the reduced movement of your seat, your balance is easier to keep so “staying” with your horse becomes second nature. You sit quieter, and he responds with a relaxed, softback, and freer strides.
High-performance ThinLine panels sewn onto a quality quilted cotton base pad
Contoured wither profile is designed for high withered horses.
Pocket to add shims for saddle fit adjustment allows you to fill in behind the wither, across the sway in the back and lifting of the cantle.
Shims (sold separately) are made of the same amazing ThinLine, delivering the most in comfort and fit for your equine partner.
Machine washable – with or without shims, all you do is toss this Western cotton saddle pad in the washing machine.
ThinLine helps riders sit the gaits and delivers the ultimate close contact feel.
Nonslip ThinLine creates a steady connection between you and your horse.
Shimming for protection and saddle fit:
Underneath the ThinLine layer is a full pocket to insert saddle fitting shims. Either click here or, Once you place this performance saddle pad in your shopping cart you will see, below your cart, Saddle fitting shims for pad. Simply add the shims you need.
Available Saddle Fitting Shims:
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 available for purchasing multiple shims.
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 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.
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.
Order saddle fitting shims saddle pad liner in your cart, the product Add Saddle Fittin Shims to the Pad in My Cart will appear below or click here: Western Saddle Fit Shims View the product gallery – ThinLine shims are shown on top of the pad to demonstrate size and shape – you will actually place them inside the pad. Shims will not shift, even in washing, once inserted.
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.