This is the only product endorsed by spinal surgeons, master saddlers & veterinarians for sore backs, saddle fit, and kissing spine.
ThinLine is a thin, shock-absorbing non-slip breathable foam.
It is sewn onto the panel of our saddle pads. And is also available as a stand-alone pad.
Improved equitation and shock absorption in a ThinLine Pad is quite measurable.
ThinLine moves impact laterally across the pad instead of up into the rider’s spine reducing back strain, providing protection for riders’ spines while improving equitation, and delivering a close contact feel.
The dual benefits of extraordinary shock absorption and motion reduction of this product allows riders to stay in the saddle for years to come. Not only does it remove most of the bounce but it greatly reduces the flexion of the rider’s lower back. Many riders report their backs are free from tension and pain AFTER riding in a ThinLine. It works equally well for muscle and spinal (bone-related) issues.
Any ThinLine Therapeutic Saddle Pad will provide relief for the rider’s back. We also offer a much thinner version of this shock-absorbing foam in a seat saver just for rider relief. Click the image to view seat makers.
ThinLine solves most muscle soreness and provides relief for bone (spinal) issues like kissing spine. Saddle fit discomfort is eliminated because the saddle fitting shims are made of the same material as the ThinLine saddle pads. It effectively prevents soreness in healthy horses as they age and as their workloads increase.
Yes! ThinLine creates a spine-free channel providing structure and support right where you need it.
Yes! ThinLine shimmable pads are available to solve virtually every saddle fit issue. The shims are made of the same shock-absorbing pressure-relieving foam.
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Master Saddlers research ThinLine.
So many horses improve top-line muscle tone by using ThinLine Master Saddlers such as Cordia Person (CSF) who also educates saddle fitters on how to shim with ThinLine. Custom saddle fitters like Cordia, recommend Basic ThinLine Pads to protect backs and keep saddles fitting until the next check. ThinLine will not alter the fit of a custom saddle.
Veterinarians recommend ThinLine for horses with sore backs, as a preventative measure and as part of their therapy. Burlington Equine Veterinary Services in Vermont specializes in KSD Kissing Spine Disease treatment. They, among others, recommend the ThinLinePlus+ Basic Therapeutic Pad or any of the ThinLine saddle pads with a booster shim.
How do I know ThinLine is delivering the comfort and protection my horse needs?
Once you receive your saddle 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 will see daily, subtle improvements at first. After at least a week of daily riding begin your warm-up with the ThinLine. After you are warmed up remove the ThinLine and ride. This is when you will see just how much your horse is loving his ThinLine saddle pad.
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 purchase. Of course, we would prefer you to give us a call and tell us what is and is not working for you. ThinLine has helped riders and horses around the world work happier together. We hope our 30-day satisfaction guarantee will help provide confidence to try this amazing material.