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Why Buy ThinLine Saddle Pads

ThinLine Performance Enhancement for RIDERS

Even the best riders know there is always room to get closer to perfection. Are you seeking closer contact with your horse? Who doesn’t want a quieter seat? ThinLine stabilizes the rider, which creates a quieter seat that leads to better communication and improved harmony, 95% of our riders choose this pad.

ThinLinePlus+ is thicker and can be used alone as a basic pad or added underneath the ThinLine inside the pocket as a shim either to balance the saddle or as a full booster shim package. Once inserted into a pad the shims will last you a lifetime.

Both ThinLinePlus+ and ThinLine provide shock absorption, weight dispersal and improve saddle fit.

THINLINE+ Plus: Performance Enhancement for HORSES

You want your horse to be happy and comfortable. ThinLine is the most protective pad on the market, it distributes impact, weight and heat quickly, which allows your horse to experience maximum comfort during work and develop confidence and balance.

ThinLine is fantastic for young horses, school horses, intense sport horses and horses with previous back soreness.

If you have a horse with a sore back, kissing spine disease or if you regularly ride in high impact situations we developed a more intense double thickness for your horse. ThinLinePlus+ is 1/4 inch thick. It is available in the English basic pads, Western basic pads, or you can make any shimmable saddle pad ThinLine Plus thickness by adding a set of Booster Shims.

Therapeutic Benefits for Horses & Riders:

ThinLine saddle pads improve the back health of both horses and riders because the shock absorption works laterally rather than recoiling back into their spines. ThinLine is the only product endorsed by spinal surgeons. In addition, it is sold and endorsed by veterinarians, equine chiropractors, saddle fitters and equine massage therapists’ around the world.

Saddle Fitting & ThinLine Shims

Because we know saddle fit is critical to keeping horses comfortable, every pad (except for the basic version) is shimmable. You can add ThinLinePlus+ or  ThinLine inserts to help adjust saddle fit, you can even stack them! Shims stay in place during washing and riding.  The open panel allows you to place the saddle fitting shims exactly where you need them.

Western saddle fit Shims- web
Front, bridging and rear shims

                                 Front  – for Wither Relief  Rear – lift the cantle  Bridging  –  the sway back.

The Full ThinLine Plus Booster Shims allow you to create ThinLine Plus thickness in any saddle pad without altering custom fit.

With our money back guarantee you can see and feel the difference.

ThinLine delivers protection for both horses and riders.custom saddle fit shims inserts

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, 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.  Because ThinLine is dedicated to the comfort and health of horses we even work with other Therapeutic Companies such as Back On Track; where they incorporate ThinLine into their designs.”

It is the dual benefits of extraordinary shock absorption and 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 is 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 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 foam.  Non slip and breathable.


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Technology Endorsements For Riders:

ThinLine moves impact laterally 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.


Spinal Surgeons research saddle pads and endorse ThinLine
Improved equitation and shock absorption in an  ThinLine Pad is quite measurable.


          The ONLY Saddle Pad Endorsed by Spinal Surgeons:testing sensors




Technology Endorsements For Horses:

SMS master saddle fitters 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 saddles, fitters like Cordia, recommend Basic ThinLine Pads to protect backs and keep saddles fitting until the next check.  Ultra ThinLine will not alter the fit of a custom saddle.