ThinLine Contour Pad
took me awhile to warm up to this
Just fits under my saddle 17.5 neidersuss. Slides if girth isn't pretty tight. I like the padding this pad provides while still being thin.
April 12, 2013
Help with saddle fit
Nice pad - wish it had better relief through the withers as my mare has really high withers. Seems like it will last, but I've only been using it a few weeks. Recommended by chiro to help with cushioning on a saddle that is in need of adjustment - mare does seem much more comfortable.
January 22, 2013
Thicker than the "Ultra"
I have a TB who is very picky about saddle fit. He is growing and also putting on muscle and changing his topline. He outgrew his saddle from 8 months ago. One of my other saddles was close, but not quite right. I have a Thinline Ultra pad that is a few years old and has held up well. Not quite enough for my guy. After research, it turns out that the "Ultra" is to be used under a well fitting saddle. The origional is thicker (3/8th" vs 1/4") and designed to help saddle fit and to be used with higher impact activities such as jumping.
This pad has helped the fit. The contour pad gives good coverage. It would be nice if it was designed to have wither relief, but it molds OK. My TB is much happier. This pad is a good addition to my collection. Overall, more useful than the Ultra.
December 26, 2012
I bought this pad to help protect my horse's back on endurance rides and to help keep my saddle from slipping. I love this pad and will probably buy one for every horse that I own in the future! My saddle is not slipping nearly as much on rides and my horse is not getting slapped in the back anymore. I can definitely feel that concussion is not going into my horse's back (though sometimes it is because it is coming back up into mine). I have not noticed a large change in the way that my horse moves, but I still think that the pad is well worth the money!
November 9, 2012
White may have been a mistake...
I debated for awhile about whether or not to get this pad in black, but went with white so I could use it at shows. My only complaint it that it gets dirty quite fast, and they say you can clean it with baby-wipes, but that doesn't work. I've yet to try the ThinLine cleaning products or putting it in the washing machine, though, so I have hope that I can get it clean. I haven't noticed a difference in my horse's performance or feel anything different myself in the saddle, but I think it is good for both of us in the long run!
November 7, 2012
Great pad for a back sore horse
My horse was having back pain from overcompensating for a serious muscle strain in his hip. For a few weeks he would cringe as I removed the saddle from near his wither area. His back came up very positive on the bone scan and it was recommended that I use a gel pad or equalizing pad to help his back during his recovery.
The pad was not the only measure, but it was an important part of his back healing process. Upon re-examination, which included palpation of his back and butt, he was 100% cleared.
He has a professionally fit saddle and this works with it perfectly. I will continue to use it. It fits my 17" saddle quite well. You can definitely see it, but it doesn't stick out enough to look tacky.
August 2, 2012