Technology aside, what are the differences in feel for the horse and me?
ThinLine Plus is thicker- 1/4″, 6.4mm. It provides more protection for the horses back. ThinLine Plus is number one for preventative care of the horses back. Too, horses with sore backs should absolutely go in a ThinLine Plus. Also great for beginner riders and young horses in training.
ThinLine is the thinnest 3/16″, 4.2mm. It is designed to protect both horse and rider backs by eliciting a soft, quiet, elastic connection. If you are an effective rider you will greatly appreciate the ultra ThinLine saddle pad. This product reduces so much rider movement horses can balance and focus. It does not amplify the seat, it reduces extraneous “noise” so the rider’s seat aids are clear. It is akin to removing background noise.
The Riders Back:
riding for a lifetime can take its toll on a rider’s spine. ThinLine can drastically improve the health of the rider’s spine over time. Riders who choose ThinLine are spending many hours in full contact with their seats and they need a shock absorber to stay healthy. Horses backs benefit from quieter riders. ThinLine is endorsed by spinal surgeons for riders.
The Horses’ Back:
ThinLine Plus is endorsed by Veterinarians as a preventative care product and is often “prescribed” for many back soreness issues including Kissing Spine Disease.
How Do I get ThinLine Plus on a saddle pad?
- Order a Basic Pads (a sheet of ThinLine Foam you place over your current blanket) you may choose either ThinLine or ThinLine Plus in English or Western shapes.
- When you see ThinLine sewn onto a pad the thickness is ThinLine. All of our pads (except the basic pads) have a pocket for shimming. You may create the ThinLine Plus thickness for your horse simply by adding a Full Trim to Fit Shim to ANY Saddle Pad. The option to add the shims is available from the shopping cart when you select any saddle pad.