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

Customer Reviews

What customers are saying about ThinLine.


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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’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
  • Lisa,
    This pad is amazing! Do you all do sponsorships or need a western/barrel racing dealer. If so, how would that work? I am about to start talking this up like crazy!
    I purchased the Contender Western Square by Back on Track because my filly had a sore sacrum area to which I had given her a year off. During that time she had some growth spurts and grew withers. Oddly enough, after that, I could need keep my saddle from slipping and I was nervous to try a bunch of different pads on her in fear of making her back sore again. I chose this product because I liked the idea of the ceramic fabric and the shock absorption put together.
    If you remember my calls and email when it arrived, I was quite skeptical. I was even questioning if this was the correct item I ordered as I had never seen one before! I tried it out the night it arrived. It had been raining and miss priss doesn’t like to get her feet wet. I figured that was a great time to see what the pad felt like. I was amazed. Even with her refusing puddles and jumping around, I felt more stable in my saddle than I think I ever had! I even had my husband get on her and tell me that he thought. His words were, “It is amazing that something so small can make such a huge difference.”
    Before her year off, my filly clocked .5 second off of Sarah McDonald and Bling at the Florida State NBHA Finals. After bringing her back slowly, we were stuck in the 3D crack (1.5 seconds off) off some of the toughest competition currently in Florida. We entered two barrel races the weekend after receiving our thinline. The first day we were less than a half second off the leader and the next day we were less than a second (with rider error). The ONLY thing that had changed was this pad. The stability the pad provides, the fact that I do not have to cinch my horse as tight, and the proof she is running faster is everything I could have wanted out of this experience.

    Thank you SO much!
    Jessica Rosen

    Jessica Rosen, Texas
  • 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.


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