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, as well as Spinal Surgeons for Riders. ThinLine 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 benefits of support, extraordinary shock absorption with motion reduction that really sets ThinLine apart from other saddle pads.
What is ThinLine?
ThinLine is a unique, open-cell foam which moves shock, weight, and heat laterally along the pad without compressing. The result is 95% shock absorption. But don’t let all the testing and technology get in the way of what really happens; extraneous motion and impact are nearly eliminated, leading to comfort and a quiet connection for both parties. All this is delivered in a breathable product measuring only 3/16 of an inch (4.6mm) in thickness. Every ThinLine saddle pad comes with this extraordinary technology. Pads also come with a pocket to add saddle fitting shims, also made of the same shock-absorbing, Nonslip, and breathable foam.
We frequently receive questions regarding which ThinLine Saddle Pad is the best. One is not superior to another, all our pads incorporate shock-absorbing ThinLine foam. But, the textile the ThinLine is sewn onto differs to accommodate lifestyle, equine conformation, and saddle styles. Every single ThinLine product offers the same performance and protection.
ThinLine: Sewn onto all of our saddle pads. It is the thinnest version of the famous shock-absorbing material. ThinLine is the only product endorsed by Spinal surgeons for rider back protection. In addition to absorbing shock, it also reduces spine movement, which is why equitation riders love this product. When riders are able to sit quietly the communication with their equines is greatly improved and is part of why horses love it so much.
ThinLine Plus: Some riders want the maximum in protection. ThinLine Plus is a 1/4 inch thick. If you purchase a saddle pad with ThinLine and want to create more protection simply add a full shim. Shims are made of the same ThinLine material, that stack under the ThinLine. The full trim to fit shim will boost your pad to the ThinLine Plus thickness. Shims are available to be used under each saddle pad.
Shimming for protection and saddle fit.
ThinLine features an open shimming pocket, allowing you to place and stack shock and pressure absorbing shims only where you need them.
Underneath the ThinLine layer is an open pocket to insert shims. Your saddle will fit better and your horse will use his back better and stay sounder longer. Shims are made of the same amazing ThinLine material.
By adding the Full Trim to fit shim to your order you may boost the protection or create many shimming options.
- Front Shims: Provide lift in the wither area and are available in two thicknesses.
- Bridging Shims: Fill in gaps over the top line. Available in two thicknesses.
- Rear Shims: Lift the cantle of the saddle for perfect balance. Available in two thicknesses.
- Full Trim To Fit Shim: A pair of shims running the full panel will create ThinLine Plus (1/4 inch) Thickness for intense protection.
We offer a solution for all of your saddle fit needs.
High Withers or Mutton Withers?
Sway Back? Sore back?
You may stack up to 3 sets of our shock-absorbing shims in one area. The full ThinLine Full Trim to Fit Shim is available for every pad.
Solutions for Mutton Withers.
For Both High Withered and Low Withered horses.
All other ThinLine pads have a 4 and a half inch wither profile. Higher than the industry average. This greatly improves fit and comfort for the horse. The pad will nestle nicely along their back and the wither will be free of pressure.
Did You Know – ThinLine has a pad for every riding style!
A sheet of ThinLine foam used over any saddle pad. Available in English and Western. Basic Pads do not offer a saddle fit shimming system but provide all the shock absorption of ThinLine.
Full Saddle Pads, Half Pads, or Liners?
Many of our saddle pads are designed to be used alone. But if you would like to place a western show pad on top we do offer several liners: Cotton (in 3 sizes), felt (in a 30 x 30 square), and the ThinLine Back on Track Western pad.
English Half Pads.
The Trifecta Half Pad with Sheepskin trim is designed to be used in conjunction with other show pads. English Half Pads
Square Western pads are available in 30″ x 30″ and 30″ x 32″. Rounded Skirts are available for Barrel Saddles. We also offer Endurance Pads, English Half, and Full Pads.
How do I know ThinLine is delivering the comfort and protection my horse needs?
After receiving your pad, ride in it daily for at least a week. Initially, you may simply notice things like; “my horse was great today, my seat and aids were soft and effective”, great job! After at least a week of riding daily do the following test to check out your pads’ effectiveness. Begin your warm-up with the ThinLine. Warm-up your horse then remove the ThinLine and ride normally. This is when you will see just how much your horse is loving his/her pad. You are on your way to a better ride.
We are riders making products for riders and 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. 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!
Selecting the Best Western Saddle Pad: Now you should have all the information you need. There is no wrong choice, as long as your saddle fits on the pad. It is the ThinLine that makes all the difference for you and your horse. The other options such as textiles, shapes, and colors are just variations to suit your lifestyle. All pads create extraordinary comfort and increased performance for both horse and rider. We hope to see you and your horse working happily together in a ThinLine soon.