The only saddle pad endorsed by back surgeons, master saddlers and veterinarians.

Customer Reviews

What customers are saying about ThinLine.


  • I have back problems.. I LOVE mine. Now the only time my back aches is if I’m doing a particularly tough/long lesson or school. But I can actually sit the trot with mine.

    I do find it helps my horse also. Shes much looser over her back.

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.

    Cordia Pearson, Society Of Master Saddlers, Qualified Saddle Fitter,
  • 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

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At ThinLine we provide a money back guarantee you and your horse will feel a difference and will work happier and sounder with your ThinLine tack.