What customers are saying about ThinLine.
- Emma Schwartz, Wisconsin
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
- Cordia Pearson, Society Of Master Saddlers, Qualified Saddle Fitter, www.saddlefitter.com
ThinLine pads are a gift to horses, riders, and saddle fitters! When ThinLine asked me to test their product, I did so with no preconceived notions.
For three weeks, I rode two of our Morgan stallions, both with correctly fitted saddles. One day with the ThinLine, the next without. Every time the ThinLine was on board, my boys’ gaits swung more, their backs were consistently up and my aids were more thoughts than actions.
These are some of the conditions you too should turn to ThinLine to solve:
Young horses: with their growth so unpredictable, we protect a developing back while keeping the young horse’s saddle balanced with Cotton Comfort and Sheepskin Comfort pads (using the appropriate shims.) No more changing the flocking of the saddle every few months. No more unbalanced saddles (low in front) driving the points into the growing horse’s back. And it saves money!
New riders or riders in the process of losing weight: In both cases, with the use of the ThinLine pad, 95% of recoil is diverted from the horse’s back. I try to get all my school horses outfitted with the 202 ThinLine Plus pad for just this reason.
Riders with back problems: The ThinLine offers the rider impact protection and reduces the movement of the lower back.
Saddles on low wither, round horses: Laterally stability is everything for security. Give the round backed horses a ThinLine pad and girth and the saddle stops rolling.
- Jumperoo, Horse Forum
Two weeks ago I ordered a Thinline 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 a 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
- Ashley Cook-Fletcher, Sterling Stables LLC
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.
- Ellin Smith, Colorado Springs, CO
I bought a ThinLine pad for Bolero Bey+. It made a HUGE difference. I am convinced it’s the reason he earned his Legion of Merit. Thoroughly recommend it. He’s on R&R right now…on to the next award!
- Julie O'Brian, Morrow, Ohio
Used mine for the first time yesterday. I could FEEL my horses back move. It was incredible having such a close contact with her! She moved more freely than with the 100% wool thick pad I was using. Plus the wool made her itch. I predict no itching with this cotton backed thin line pad. It contoured her back perfectly & my saddle too. Can’t wait to run barrels in it !
Compare Thinline to other brands of saddle pads and tack. Hear from customer reviews what riders think about English and western saddle pads and how they work compare to other gel or foam saddle pads on the market, how Thinline compares to major brands such as professionals choice, equibrand, mattes, fleeceworks, matrix. Hear from saddle fitters, veterinarians, trainers, coaches and riders from barrel racing to dressage. Get the feed back straight from the horses mouth. Customer reviews tell you why ThinLine is a grass-roots company. We rely on our great customers to help you decide what is the best saddle pad for both you and your horse.
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