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Customer Reviews

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  • 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 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.

  • 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,
  • 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
  • I’ve been riding Quimero (Grand Prix Lusitano) with my new Thinline 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 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
  • 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

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