The only saddle pad endorsed by back surgeons, master saddlers and veterinarians.

Meet The Team

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Meet the Faces Behind the Name

We come to work every day because we enjoy helping horses and people feel better.

At ThinLine, we believe both horse and rider get to be comfortable. It is our mission to create products that do that. We are passionate about every product we make.

Now you get to know the team behind ThinLine.


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Elaine Lockhead Castelao
(Curator of visions large and small)

Elaine is the visionary of ThinLine. She has dedicated her life to the comfort of horses and their riders while simultaneously creating a channel for others to bring great ideas to the marketplace.
Greatest achievement: The culture and closeness of the ThinLine team.


Photos: Elaine and her child, Skyler, who attends UNC! Right: Elaine & her horse Uri.




Lisa Beam Rose (The Voice of Reason)
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Lisa handles customer questions, and wholesale accounts, and coordinates all shipping and logistics. She has recently found a love for and hidden talent in creating some of our email campaigns. Lisa has been with ThinLine from the beginning!

She loves God, her family, horses, and Team ThinLine.

Photos: Lisa and her husband, David



Maggie Carty

Marketing & Advertising Manager


Maggie joins the ThinLine team from Western Pennsylvania. From sponsored riders, social media, advertising campaigns & reporting, and blogs to website development, Maggie has her hand in it.

When she’s not working, she spends time with her horses and four cats, baking, gardening, or volunteering for local animal charities.



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Charles Zschiesche

Regional Sales Manager – Southwest

Charles joins the team from Ft. Worth Texas. He works with horsemen/women in Western disciplines, ensuring they are fully versed in Thinline technology and performance tack. He spends most of his time at Western events, in large trainer facilities as well as National/Regional retailers. He also identifies and works with Western-sponsored riders using Thinline products. When not on the road you will probably find Charles and his wife Judy serving at their church, surfing at the lake, or he will be participating in a local or national Team Roping event.
He loves God, family, friends, and horses.

Claudia Pestana

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Customer Care & Photographer
Lifelong “horse girl” Claudia is 100% dedicated to serving equines and their riders. Claudia has five horses at her farm in North Carolina and loves to share her personal experiences with ThinLine products with our customers.
Claudia enjoys connecting with customers and relating to other horse lovers through thoughtful conversations and highlighting the game-changing features of ThinLine products with her photos!


Stefani Spence

(EquiSew Inc)

Stefani grew up riding horses in New Jersey before moving to North Carolina. IMG 1565In addition to sewing our great saddle pads and other products, she is also apprenticing to be a farrier!