ThinLine Endurance Waxed Saddle Pad
Therapeutic | Better Saddle Fit | Better Equitation | Improved Comfort and Performance
This pad is made of high-quality lambswool fleece lining against your horse. This lining wicks moisture and adapts to temperature change, cool in the summer and warm in winter. Wool felt fill, topped with a waxed cotton-based fabric that sheds water completed with shock-absorbing ThinLine panels.
What makes ThinLine so different?
“How this product absorbs motion encourages horses to lift their backs, developing strength and top-line. It has been endorsed by Veterinarians, for horses, as well as Spinal Surgeons for riders. It is a top pick for Master Saddlers around the world. Equine Chiropractors and Massage Therapists carry it on their trucks to keep horses going strong, supple and relaxed. Trainers and riders find it a trusted product to improve rider equitation.”
It is the dual benefits of extraordinary shock absorption and rider motion reduction that sets ThinLine apart from other saddle pads.
Providing more shock absorption than a 2-inch thick felt pad, ThinLine eliminates pressure points and distributes rider weight. Soft and flexible, this endurance saddle pad fits neatly and comfortably against your horses’ natural confirmation.
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. And the flexibility and stretchiness of the ThinLine moulds 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 endurance saddle pad frees up more room for narrow or snug-fitting saddles and improves the comfort for horses even with saddles which 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 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 with 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.
Wax Pad Components
- This pad is 29″ long and has a 17″ drop on either side making it 34″.
- A Panel of 3/16” (4.8mm) thick ThinLine performance foam is sewn on each side of the spine, creating a spine free channel.
- High-quality needled lambswool fleece-lined bottom against your horse wicks moisture and adapts to temperature change: cool in the summer and warm in winter
- Wool felt fill, topped with a waxed cotton-based fabric that sheds water.
- Genuine leather wear leathers.
- 4.5 inch wither profile allows this Western therapeutic saddle pad to fit both high withered and mutton withered horses.
- Contoured topline allowing the pad to accommodate the natural curve of the horses back.
- Quality crafted in the USA.
How do I know ThinLine is delivering the comfort and protection my horse needs?
After receiving your 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 a daily improvement but this can be a bit subtle in the beginning. How to check out your pads’ effectiveness: After at least a week of riding daily, begin your warm-up with the ThinLine. Once you are warmed up, remove the ThinLine and ride. This is when you will see just how much your horse is loving his/her pad.
We are riders making products for riders and 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. Around the world, this product has helped both riders and horses work happier together. We hope our 30-day satisfaction guarantee will help you have the confidence to try this amazing material!
Sheepskin Care Instructions
ThinLine Sheepskin products are made with 100% medical grade merino wool on a real (non-synthetic) hide. For maintenance, we recommend brushing the sheepskin often to keep it fluffy. When not in use, we recommend to stored ThinLine Panels down, leaving the sheepskin side up.
We recommend Eucalan sheepskin wash. Use cold water and be sure to rinse thoroughly. Use spin cycle in washer or squeeze by hand. Allow drying naturally. No heat source: no sun or dryers. Move and stretch the leather as it dries. To speed up the drying process, you can place paper towels or Sham Wow towels in the shim pocket of the ThinLine Ultra Panel. Don’t pull on the fibres until dry. Your pad will arrive with a free single-use pod of Eucalan and comes with a year warranty if care instructions are followed. Please do not use MELP on our saddle pads
When the care instructions are followed properly, our sheepskin pads are proving to have an expected 4-5 years of use.