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ThinLine Basic Pads are a fan favorite and trusted by many top equestrian athletes and everyday horsemen alike.  Both English & Western Basic Saddle Pads provide excellent back protection for both horse and rider.  These pads are discrete and offer top-of-the-line protection right under the saddle. The way ThinLine material absorbs shock and reduces pressure points is what makes your horse happy and free in the back.  The ThinLine ventilates heat across the pad, and in addition to its’ 95% shock absorbency, is also non-slip.  Most importantly, to your horse, is how these pads create stability, and support, generating confidence and freedom of movement. For English riders, unless the price is a serious barrier, we suggest you choose the contour pad; the more ThinLine foam you have, the better it works.How to use 600x600 1

Did we mention how easy this fabric is to care for and clean?  They don’t even require washing!  That’s right, just wipe off and store it completely flat.  This pad is breathable and durable, built to outlast competitor saddle pads.

  •  Ultimate protection for both horse and rider’s back.
  •  Provides maximum shock absorption without altering saddle fit or rider feel.
  •  Improves rider equitation.
  •  Tailored and discrete.
  •  Open-cell technology creates breathability.
  •  Product durability –  can last up to 7-10 years.
  •  Supple, it molds for a custom fit when warmed to body temperature.
  •  Non-slip.

ThinLine Basic Pads can last a decade or more, making it our most economical pad!




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Thickness & Sizing

ThinLine (3/16″, 4.8mm) is our thinnest shock-absorbing saddle pad. Thoughtfully designed to protect both horse and rider’s backs ThinLine creates a soft, quiet, elastic connection. If your riding is not in a place where you can focus on nuances, you should likely start in a ThinLine+ pad. If you are a close contact rider, you will greatly appreciate ThinLine. This product reduces rider movement and helps horses balance and focus. It does not amplify the seat, it reduces “background noise” so the rider’s seat aids are clear.  (Formerly Known as Ultra ThinLine)

Western Basic Pad

ThinLine+Plus (1/4″, 6.4mm) is thicker and designed for beginning riders, horses in high-impact situations, or horses with sore backs. ThinLine+Plus is endorsed by Veterinarians, even for severe back problems such as kissing spine. It is the #1 choice of Equine Chiropractors and Massage Therapists. The top choice for many great riders.  Kent Farrington rides every horse, every day in a ThinLine+Plus Contour pad, and has done so for more than a decade.

English Sizing:  Fits most 16-17″ saddles
19.5″ spine length | 18″ across shoulder | 14″ across the seat

Western Sizing: 30″ x 30″



You’re prepared for anything when you ride with ThinLine!  To shop basic pads, visit


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