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Customer Reviews

What customers are saying about ThinLine.


  • Hi there, I wanted to get in touch with you and let you know what a positive impact ThinLine has had with my riding. I am an Amercian Saddlebred trainer located east of Toronto, Ontario. We currently have 21 horses at our family owned/run facility as well as a number of students that train with us. About 10 years ago I was in a major car accident that caused a significant amount of back issues that were mainly soft tissue and very difficult to treat. This impacted my riding in a major way and there were moments when I thought I would have to give it up (not an easy feat for a 4th generation horse person as you can well imagine.) My husband and I went on a search to find something that might help that would work under a cutback saddleseat saddle. We discovered the ThinLine products at the Royal Winter Fair in Toronto and were lucky enough to test the product while we were exhibiting one of our horses. I have been using both the ThinLine and Ultra ThinLine pads ever since. The decrease in my back pain while riding is remarkable: I find it next to impossible to ride without one and my horses love the benefit as well. All my students ride with the pads, and I have put a few other trainers in the states onto the pads as well. As I’m sure you are aware, saddleseat riders rarely use saddlepads to show in, but the ThinLine pads are discreet enough that they can be used to show in. While at home I use them between a baby pad and my saddle.

    Ashley Cook-Fletcher, Sterling Stables LLC
  • I’ve been riding Quimero (Grand Prix Lusitano) with my new Thinline Ultra pad. I’ve been hesitant to post anything until now because every day I think it may just be a coincidence that he’s not pinned his ears when I girth him up (which after 4 saddles and numerous girths I assumed was just his sensitive belly/elbow area) and the other very interesting observation is that I’m able to stabilize my pelvis and maintain a quieter seat even in the bounciest passage. I’d always assumed any sort of saddle pad or correction pad was primarily used for the horse’s benefit, but after several days in a row of using the ThinLine Ultra I am now convinced there is far more to it. The ability to quiet my seat and use those aids in a more deliberate manner has made a huge impact in his schooling, particularly in our down transitions. I’m so excited! Thanks ThinLine!

    Megan Georges, Cutting Pen
  • Two weeks ago I ordered a Thinline Ultra Contour pad after I had read good things about it but I was skeptical. My mare had been stiff and fighting against me for a while and after trying my entire saddle and bit collection, trying various fleece and gel half pads, I thought “why not?”. When it arrived I was quite disappointed, thinking “Wow, this looks like a gigantic mouse pad, and this should do anything for the mare and me?” Ready to accept that I had made a bad purchase, I tried it. And I had the *best ride in many weeks”. The mare was not perfect, but she immediately gave to the bit, worked through her back and hindquarters, was willing to flex, and did not try to cross-fire while cantering. Wow! Really? Must be a coincidence. Next day… even more improvement. I had my horse with the positive work attitude back, who I hadn’t seen since April. While I still remain slightly skeptical about the gigantic mouse pad and don’t want to party prematurely, I am happy for now about the great rides I was able to have (and will have?). Thanks Thinline? I’ll keep you posted

    Jumperoo, Horse Forum
  • Dear ThinLine,

    I am writing just to say thank you. Thank you for making quality products! I have been using my half pad for years, it’s durable, my horses love it, and it definitely evens weight distribution. I recently ordered your flexible filly grazing muzzles for my two super easy keepers. Theses muzzles are by far the best I have found. I absolutely love how lightweight they are, and the fact that I can easily clean them between uses. I cannot speak to their durability yet but I believe they are a quality product and expect they will hold up very well. Thank you for caring about your customers enough to introduce your team, in my opinion that was an amazing decision and it really resonated with me. I hope this finds everyone well in these uncertain times and I applaud your business model and products.

    Stay Safe, and wash your hands!

    Wendy Bowles
    A very satisfied customer
  • Hi,
    My name is Emma Schwartz and I ride at Stowaway Hunter Jumpers in Watertown, Wisconsin. I just wanted to contact you and say how much my trainers (Mark and Amy Aplin) and I love using your products. I recently moved to the barn and Amy recommend using the trifecta pad as it takes pressure off of the horse and helps to preserve saddle fit, which has been an issue for my mare in the past. I quickly noticed that every single one of the horses at the barn goes in some variation of that pad as there is a noticeable difference when using them. Amy is always one for research and will not recommend a product unless she sees a difference. From the 2’6” hunters to her own personal Grand Prix Jumper Amy will always have a thineline under her saddle and so will any of us at the barn. We just wanted to say thank you for your wonderful product and for how much it has helped our horses and their performance. We would love to have a thineline banner to put up at the shows to represent our love for your products!
    Stowaway Hunter Jumpers

    Emma Schwartz, Wisconsin
  • Received the pad. This pad is magic. First ride it changed everything for me and my horse. I am 72 and had been a professional in my youth but due to a TBI. I had lost a lot of balance and rode rather hard. First time with this pad, my horse returned to the professional level, my balance straightened up, and I can ride again. Thank you!

    Kay Stroh

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