The first ThinLine pad appeared on the market in the early 90’s. After more than 20 years we still speak to people who have and use their original pad. ThinLine is a small USA company and our products are quietly placed beneath a saddle where it is not noticed by anyone except the horse and rider. Customer loyalty is strong, once riders own a ThinLine they rarely ride without one. Western pads were designed in 2012, so they are new to the western market. Check the dressage and eventing forums and barns. You will hear a great deal about how ThinLine has changed the lives of horses and riders.