ThinLine Western Saddle Pad Black Felt Liner
*Reduces Rider Movement * Protects Horses backs * Creates Better Saddle Fit*
The thin, Western Felt Saddle Pad Liner provides more shock absorption than any other 2-inch thick felt pad. Pressure points are eliminated due to less bulk, the pad is soft and flexible, allowing it to fit neatly and comfortably against your horses’ natural confirmation, and communication is reestablished. Without all that material between you and your horse you can feel each other, but all without the extra movement and “dead” feel of thick pads and gel pads. Use it as a liner or add the optional fender to use it as a single pad.
Looking for a thicker Western Felt Pad? We recommend the Pro-Tect Felt Pad.
Our felt saddle pad has a wither profile which is best for moderate to high withered horses and a spine-free channel, further reducing the chance of pressure points. This thin 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.
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?
It is sewn onto the panel of our contoured saddle pads.
For the rider.
This pad’s 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, even during quick stops and starts, becomes second nature. You sit quieter, and he responds with a relaxed, softback, and freer strides.
For the horse.
- 95% impact protection moves shock, weight, and heat laterally along the pad.
- High wither profile for comfort.
- Spine free channel.
- Eliminates pressure points.
- Shimmable for fine-tuning saddle fit.
- Rider movement is reduced, allowing closer communication and lighter aids.
How do I know ThinLine is delivering the comfort and protection my horse needs?
Once you receive your Western felt saddle pad liner, 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 pads’ effectiveness: After at least a week of riding daily, begin your warm-up with the ThinLine. Post-warm-up, remove the ThinLine and ride. This is when you will see just how much your horse is loving his felt saddle pad.
Wool/Felt Saddle Pad Care Instructions
Our saddle pads have a high percentage of wool content. To avoid shrinkage, do not use hot water to clean, or heat to dry. Occasionally brush your pad with a curry brush. This will dislodge hair, dirt, and sweat to prolong the usefulness of your pad. Grooming Stones, such as Slick’N’Easy also work well for cleaning the underside of your saddle pad.
Wool pads can be washed by scrubbing the dirty spots with a cloth or sponge, using cold water and a small amount of mild liquid wool-washing soap. Hose all the soap off with clean water and allow the pad to air dry in a well-ventilated area. As you’re hosting, be sure to direct the spray from the centre outward toward the edges, so that dirt, sweat, and hair are moved off of the pad and instead of being pushed into the pad.
- 32″ – 81.3 cm total length
- 32″ – 81.3 cm spine length
- 18″ – 45.7 cm front drop
- 17″ – 43.2 cm rear drop
- Works for the treeless saddle as well as for western saddles