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Categories: Western Saddle Pads, Non-Shimmable Western Saddle Pads, Shop All ThinLine Products, Summer Sale, Basic ThinLine Saddle Pads
Tags: gel saddle pad, Kissing Spine Relief, shock absorbing saddle pad, Therapeutic horse saddle pad for sore back, therapeutic saddle pad, western saddle pad liner
- Additional information
- Basic Pad Care Instructions
- How to Buy Outside the USA
- Reviews (5)
- Questions & Answers (9)
Basic Western Horse Saddle Pads
Pure ThinLine foam. Designed to be used over your daily pad and under the saddle.
Basic ThinLine Saddle Pad Benefits:
- Ultimate protection for both horse and rider’s backs.
- Non-slip properties.
- Perfect for custom and well-fitting saddles.
- It provides maximum shock absorption without altering saddle fit or rider feel.
- Improves rider equitation.
- Open-cell technology creates 100% breathability.
- Product durability – this foam saddle pad can last 7-10 years.
- Molds for a custom fit when warmed to body temperature.
ThinLine 3/16″ (the thinnest) is designed for skilled riders or riders with sore backs.
ThinLine+Plus 1/4″ – is designed for beginning riders, horses in high-impact situations, or horses with sore backs.
Why should you purchase a Basic ThinLine pad instead of a shimmable ThinLine Pad?
$ Price and Longevity– The ThinLine foam will last for up to 7-10 years, depending on use. Basic pads will cost you less than $1.00 per month.
Versatility– Basic pads may be placed over any other saddle pad and may be used on multiple horses.
Maintenance– Basic pads require no care or washing.
Saddle Fit – For use with well-fitting saddles when you want to offer your horse the best comfort and protection.
ThinLine+ or ThinLine ?
ThinLine+ is thicker at a 1/4 inch thick. More protection is provided for the horse’s back, especially for those who do not ride with a whisper seat; trail riding, stock horses, barrel racing would be good examples. ThinLine+Plus is number one for the care of the horses back. If you have frequent, sudden impact you should select ThinLine+. Also great for beginner riders and young horses in training. ThinLine is the best choice as a therapeutic foam saddle pad for horses. All shimmable Western horse saddle pads come with ThinLine sewn on the top. But, you can create the ThinLine+Plus thickness simply by adding a Shim.
ThinLine is the thinnest at 3/16 inch thick. Designed to protect both horse and rider’s backs by eliciting a soft, quiet, elastic connection. If your riding is not in a place where you can focus on nuances, you should likely start in a ThinLine+. If you are a close contact rider, you will greatly appreciate ThinLine. This product greatly reduces rider movement, so that horses can balance and focus. It does not amplify the seat, it reduces “background noise” so the rider’s seat aids are clear.
Riding over a lifetime can take its toll on a rider’s spine. ThinLine can drastically improve the health of the rider’s spine over time. Riders who choose ThinLine spend many hours in full contact with their seats and need a shock-absorbent Western saddle pad to keep their backs healthy. Horse’s backs also benefit from quieter riders. It allows them to hear your aids better.
ThinLine is the only Western saddle pad endorsed by Spinal Surgeons *See “The Riders Pain-Free Back” by Dr. James Warson.
ThinLine+ is endorsed by Veterinarians, even for severe back problems such as kissing spine. It is the choice of Equine Chiropractors and Massage Therapists.
Western ThinLine Basic Saddle Pad
|Dimensions||35 × 5 × 5 in|
ThinLine (3/16", 4.8mm), ThinLine+(1/4")
|Basic Pad Sizes||
Western 30 x 30
Basic Pad Care Instructions
Care Instructions: These pads don’t require washing. You can hose them off or simply use a baby wipe. Basic ThinLinePlus and Ultra ThinLine Pads last a decade or more.
How to Buy Outside the USA
ThinLine is readily available in most countries. This site ships to the USA, Mexico, and South America.
We hope you will use the following links to our authorized distributors in the following regions. Here you will find all the great products and support you need:
Europe and the UK: https://www.thinlineglobal.eu/
5 reviews for Basic ThinLine Western Pads
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Other than the shock absorbing material, what is this made of? Felt?
Q Other than the shock absorbing material, what is this made of? Felt? answer nowA
Thank you for your question Marilyn! The Basic pads are made of a single piece of pure ThinLine shock absorbing foam.
can the western basic thin line pad be used as a liner, under saddle pad, directly on horses back?
Q can the western basic thin line pad be used as a liner, under saddle pad, directly on horses back? answer nowA
Hi. While you can place the pad directly on the horse we find people are not really happy with the results as the ThinLine does not absorb water (sweat) so you will feel your horse is sweating more. Too, the no slip works actually against the saddle. If you stop the saddle from moving on the pad (by placing the ThinLine directly under the saddle) everything will stay in place and your horse will receive the best in impact protection.
Which is the best saddle pad for a polocrosse saddle
Q Which is the best saddle pad for a polocrosse saddle answer nowA
Thanks for your question, I think the diamond-line-pad will fit the polocrosse saddle well. We have a 30 day guarantee so don't be afraid to try it out!
Is this the correct pad to use for a Mutton withered quarter horse
Q Is this the correct pad to use for a Mutton withered quarter horse answer nowA
Yes, this will help saddle slip too!
you are out of stock of the Contender ll saddle pads for western. So I was thinking of buying the basic thinline western pad and then buying the Back On Track basic saddle pad to go underneath. Do you think it will be too bulky? I see your Basic thinline pad weigh 5lbs which seems heavy. I was interested in the thicker thinline basic pad. Does it have good spine clearance as I see it is all one piece and not like the Contender which only has the 2 sides sewn in with some spinal relief
Q you are out of stock of the Contender ll saddle pads for western. So I was thinking of buying the...... Read more answer nowA
Thank you for your question! To create a set up similar to the Contender II pad, we'd suggest using the new ThinLine Perfect Fit Western pad over the Back on Track base pad. It has a beautifully contoured topline and a durable, ventilating spine band that will align nicely with the BOT pad. It's also weighs in at only about 3.5 lbs!
Does the Western Barrel Pad have places for shims? What is its length? Thanks!
Q Does the Western Barrel Pad have places for shims? What is its length? Thanks! answer nowA Thank you for your question! The ThinLine Basic pads are a single piece of ThinLine Performance material and are not shimmable. The length on the Barrel Basic pad is 28". All ThinLine pads, other than the Basics, are shimmable.
Is it okay to use the Thinline basic + pad over an English saddle pad with a western saddle? I'm trying to reduce the bulk of a heavy western saddle pad.
Q Is it okay to use the Thinline basic + pad over an English saddle pad with a western saddle? I'm ...... Read more answer nowA Thank you for your question! The Basic pads are designed to be used over another pad and if the sizing works out, the western Basic could be used over an English pad. We also recommend having a look at our Western Cotton Liner. It's a great pad with a quilted cotton base, similar to english pads with ThinLine panels sewn in along the topline. It's essentially what you're looking for, but is an all-in-one unit sized to fit western saddles.
for the rounded skirt- 26″ spine length, 14.25″ front drop, and 12″rear drop, the 12" rear drop is from the spine down, so a total of 24" across? or is it 12" total from one side to the other
Q for the rounded skirt- 26″ spine length, 14.25″ front drop, and 12″rear drop, the 12" rear drop i...... Read more answer nowA Thank you for your question! The Basic Round Skirt pad has a total measurement of 24" across the seat and a drop of 12" from the spine down.
Do i need to use this with another pad? Or can i use it alone?
Q Do i need to use this with another pad? Or can i use it alone? answer nowA Thanks for your question! We recommend using the Basic ThinLine pads over another pad. They can be used on their own, but it could decrease the lifespan of your pad by exposing it to more direct wear, sweat, fly spray, Show Sheen, etc.
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Kay Stroh (verified owner) –
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!
Thank you for your business and we look forward to serving you in the future!
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Kim (verified owner) –
I now own 3 Thinline basic pads and two western correction pads and I’ll never be without one again. I’m also in the process of converting two other riders to using them. I’m a larger rider and I ride on a very fast-paced, hard riding equestrian drill team. I’m always extremely concerned about my horses’ comfort and their backs. Since I’ve been using the Thinline, none of my horses show any tenderness, even when you run your fingers down either side of the spine. I have every body type from narrow back with high withers to round with almost no withers. It works for them all.
I bought the Western Seat Maker and it was a game changer! But I ended up having some issues with the seat maker so my trainer let me use her 1/4″ Basic Pad to try. Well, it looks like I will have to get her a new one because I’ve been using it on EVERY ride! Love the products! We have boots too! My horse and I thank you!
Sally Brown –
Shock absorption, non slip, and incredible comfort!! Seriously a must have!! You’ll never ride without it once you try it!
Lila Corey (verified owner) –
I’ve used Thin line pads for years. Long lasting. Very comfortable for horse. Easy to clean. I still have the first pad I bought and I think it was the first year they started advertising their pads.