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Cotton Working Equitation & Endurance Pad


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It is the dual benefits of extraordinary shock absorption and rider motion reduction that sets ThinLine apart from other saddle pads.

What is ThinLine?

ThinLine is a thin, shock absorbing non slip breathable foam.  It is the only equine product endorsed by surgeons, master saddlers, riders and veterinarians.

Where is the ThinLine on this Cotton Working Equitation & Endurance Pad?

It is sewn onto each side of the cotton panels.

Nothing’s more important when out on an extended ride than the protection and comfort of your horse’s back. A panel of ThinLine shock absorbing, breathable foam is sewn onto a high quality quilted cotton endurance saddle pad. Breathable ThinLine technology helps to keep backs cool. In addition to the best protection for your horse, there is a pocket to place shims for saddle fit adjustment if needed.

For the horse.

A raised wither profile with a swallow topline makes this working equitation pad adaptable to the conformation of any horse – high withered or mutton withers. And the flexibility and stretchiness of the ThinLine molds around your horse’s shape. The contour of the pad, which follows the natural curve of your horse’s back, stops any bunching.

This thin pad frees up more room for narrow or snug-fitting saddles and improves the comfort for horses even with saddles that are perfectly fitted. The ThinLine also ventilates, across the pad, allowing excess heat to move out from under the saddle. Most importantly, to your horse, is how this cotton endurance saddle pad creates stability.

For the rider.

The slim design puts you in closer contact with your horse, so your leg can easily drape giving you a seamless feel of his sides. You’ll notice his back moving more, but with the extraordinary shock absorption of ThinLine, you will be moving in unison with your mount. The ThinLine layer sewn onto the pad has a 95% shock absorption rate that spreads impact LATERALLY along the pad. This means that the motion you feel under you as you ride is absorbed by the ThinLine and transferred ACROSS the pad instead of UP into your spine. And this same shock absorption benefit is being enjoyed by your horse as well. With the reduced movement of your seat, your balance is easier to keep so “staying” with your horse becomes second nature. You sit quieter, and he responds with a relaxed, softback, and freer strides.


Cotton Working Equitation & Endurance Pad.

~High-performance ThinLine panels sewn onto a quality quilted cotton base pad

~Contoured wither profile is designed for high withered horses.

~Pocket to add shims for saddle fit adjustment allows you to fill in behind the wither, across the sway in the back and lifting of the cantle.

~Shims (sold separately) are made of the same amazing ThinLine, delivering the most in comfort and fit for your equine partner.

~Machine washable – Easy care. See our care instructions for details.

~ThinLine helps riders sit the gaits and delivers the ultimate close contact feel.

~Nonslip ThinLine creates a steady connection between you and your horse.




Shimming for Saddle Fit and Comfort

Full saddle fitting shims are available when you select your pad size.  These may be used as-is to double your protection or trimmed to create a pair of front, bridging, and rear shims to adjust your saddle fit.

Size:25″ Spine length | 15″ front drop | 14″ rear drop

This Cotton Working Equitation & Endurance Pad is shimmable.



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Questions and answers of the customers

  1. A Thank you for your question! Yes, the ThinLine panels along the topline of this pad offer 95% shock absorption, pressure point elimination, and equal weight distribution for all of the comfort and protection that you and your horse need for long days in the saddle!