We understand that horses can change their shape monthly, take advantage of our shims to help accommodate for developing horses, rehab horses, or when riding multiple horses in the same saddle. Whether it is a minor adjustment in lift, balance, filling in one shoulder more than the other, fixing a bridging problem or just controlling saddle slip, there is a ThinLine solution for all your saddle fitting needs.
Using our saddle pads and shims (made of the same amazing material as our pads) have been designed by master saddlers for English and Western Saddles. Every pad on our site, except our basic pad, has a pocket for shimming to create perfect saddle fit.
“Shims can provide solutions for:
Professional’s who ride many horses
High Wither or High Crouped horses
Riding schools or camps where there are a limited number of saddles to fit an ever-changing population of horses
seasonal changes in your horse’s shape.
Any time you use a shim to correct or alter a fit, be sure to check and recheck your saddle and shims regularly. If you are using the shim to correct a saddle fit problem, the horse’s muscles should recover, and will, therefore, change shape again.” –The Horse’s Pain-Free Back and Saddle-Fit book by Joyce Harman, DVM MRCVS