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Customer Reviews

Don’t take our word for it, read real reviews from equestrians just like you. Plus, learn more about the fit, feel, and function of our products.  Across all disciplines and levels of sport, riders and horse lovers trust and love ThinLine.




  • 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
  • We are loving our busy buddy, it’s been amazing on 2 of my horses! One is rehabbing and only hand-walking in the arena, so he’s been bored and biting with whoever is walking him. We put this on him and he’s great to walk and get out his boredom and anxiety on that. Then the other one I have is such a pester and annoying when the farrier comes. He’s always grabbing the shirt, belt, hat and just being screwy. On Friday when the farrier came we tried it and it kept his mind and mouth busy the whole time! My farrier thought it was the coolest thing and wished more horses had those.
    Thanks again,
  • 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

    Jumperoo, Horse Forum
  • 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 !

    Julie O'Brian, Morrow, Ohio
  • 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!

    Ellin Smith, Colorado Springs, CO
  • I’m a huge fan of ThinLine! My son is learning to ride independently this summer in my ThinLine comfort plus bareback pad & I am also starting a young mare – that same bareback pad is the first piece of equipment she’s ever felt cinched on. This piece of equipment is priceless to me!

    Elaine Lockhead Costello, as much as I adore your products – my favorite part is reading these kinds of articles about you. In the midst of unemployment as a single mother, I began handcrafting artisan style bitless bridles. With encouragement of family and friends – as well as – the inspiration I find in hearing your story, I took a huge leap of faith and started my own tack company. I just wanted to let you know what a positive impact following your company has had on me as I carve a niche for my own unique products & strive to build a name for my young up and coming brand. With great sincerity, thank you!

    Kayleen Diane Johnson, California

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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