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- Additional information
- Selecting Shims
- Synthetic Sheepskin Care Instructions
- How to Buy Outside the USA
- Reviews (13)
- Questions & Answers (5)
What is ThinLine?
ThinLine is a thin, shock-absorbing non-slip breathable foam. It is endorsed by surgeons, master saddlers, riders, and veterinarians.
Where is the ThinLine?
It is sewn onto the panel of our Contour Western Ranch Fleece Lined saddle pad. An open pocket is included allowing you to place saddle fitting shims (if you need them).
For the Horse
A raised wither profile with a swallow topline makes this pad adaptable to the conformation of any horse – high withered or mutton withers. 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.
Thin with extreme shock absorption delivers comfort for horses. 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 pad creates stability of the rider. Communication and comfort are guaranteed results of using ThinLine.
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. 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. This same shock absorption benefit is being enjoyed by your horse as well. With 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.
Western Ranch Contour Saddle Pad Components and Sizing:
A panel of ThinLine (3/16 inch thick) is sewn to each side of the spine band. Black synthetic fleece against your horse. Interior felt liner. Tough Cordura fabric on top, leather fenders.
Available Styles : 30×30 | 32×30 |Rd Skirt
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 into pairs of front, bridging, and rear shims to customize your saddle fit.
The dual benefits of extraordinary shock absorption and rider motion reduction sets ThinLine apart from other saddle pads.
How do I know ThinLine is delivering the comfort and protection my horse needs?
Once you receive your Contour Western Ranch Fleece Lined saddle pad, ride in it for at least a week. At first, you may simply notice things like; “my horse was great today, my seat and aids were soft and effective”, great job! you are on your way. You will see daily improvement. But, this can be a bit subtle in the beginning. How to check out your pad’s effectiveness: After at least a week of riding daily, begin your warm-up with the ThinLine. After the warm-up, remove the ThinLine and ride. This is when you will see just how much your horse is loving their therapeutic ranch saddle pad.
We are riders making products for riders so we understand how important the time we have with our horses is. We want every ride to be the best ride. If you feel ThinLine is not delivering what you need all products may be returned for a full refund within 30 days. Of course, we would prefer you give us a call and tell us what is and is not working for you. Around the world, this product has helped both riders and horses work happier together. We hope our 30-day satisfaction guarantee will help provide confidence to try this amazing material. And the endorsement from the Riders Pain-Free Back might help too.
Contour Western Ranch Pad
32 x 32, 30 x 30, Round Skirt
Birch Navaho Pattern, Black, Brown, Purple, Red, Royal Blue, Silverado Navaho Pattern, Turquoise
Western Full Shim Trim to Fit
ThinLine + (1/4", 6.4mm)
Available in 3 sizes and 8 colors per size
28.5 x 17 round skirt
30 x 30
32 x 32
All shimmable pads start with Ultra ThinLine (3/16″, the thinnest we make) over a base pad, with a pocket to place optional shims to fine tune saddle fit. We offer three different shim thickness choices – Ultra ThinLine, Thinline+Plus, and ThinLine+Plus Booster.
– The ThinLine+Plus Booster is a single, full length shim that boosts your pad’s overall thickness from Ultra ThinLine(3/16″) to ThinLine+Plus (1/4″).
– Additionally, you may purchase saddle fitting shims- available in each of the two thickness of ThinLine foam, to adjust (lift) the saddle in one of three areas; front, bridging, cantle (rear lift).
Synthetic Sheepskin Care Instructions
One of the great features of selecting synthetic fleece against your horse; you have incredible softness without the high maintenance of real sheepskin. So feel free to get sweaty and work hard! The ThinLine will be ventilating the heat from under your saddle. This pad may be a bit large for your home washing machine, but it is machine washable with cold water. Use our SheepskinWash for best results. Or brush off daily. A simple hosing will do as well. Your pad comes with a full one year warranty.
How to Buy Outside the USA
Thank you for your interest in ThinLine! ThinLine is readily available in most countries, we hope you will use the following links to our authorized distributors in regions outside the USA. Here you will find all the great products and support you need:
Europe and the UK: https://www.thinlineglobal.eu/
Does the ThinLine foam get stiff in cold (below zero) temps?
Q Does the ThinLine foam get stiff in cold (below zero) temps? answer nowA
Hi! Extended exposure to sub zero temperatures can cause the foam to become a bit brittle. We recommend storing your tack in a room above freezing. That said, it will not harden while out riding. Once you get a little warmth going in your horses' back it will be nice and supple for them.
what is your return policy?
Q what is your return policy? answer nowA
how thick is this pad please? the image says 1.25" and the sizing information says 1/2"
Q how thick is this pad please? the image says 1.25" and the sizing information says 1/2" answer nowA
The pad itself it 1/2" when measured with the fleece new and no compressed it will measure 3/4"
There is no picture of the underside that I can find. Does this pad provide significant spine clearance for a treeless saddle? And would the round skirt fit a Bob Marshall Sport Saddle?
- There is no picture of the underside that I can find. Does this pad provide significant spine clearance for a treeless saddle? And would the round skirt fit a Bob Marshall Sport Saddle?
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