Top jumper and dressage riders who tested the Contender II Saddle Pad were overwhelmed by the pad’s performance. “I love the fit and stability that ThinLine brings to this pad,” said former US Team rider, Betsy Steiner. “The rider’s impact is diffused across the horse’s back while the Back on Track fabric increases the blood flow and reduces inflammation during the ride. It is a powerful combination. I also notice that my horses supple more quickly and they show improved freedom of movement in the back and shoulder s with this perfect marriage of technology,” she added. Four-time Olympic jumper rider, Ann Kursinski also gave the saddle pad high praise. “The combination is simple and eliminates fitting challenges,” said Kursinski, “Incorporating the Back on Track fabric with the ThinLine shock absorber in a single pad is better for horse and rider. The Back on Track fabric keeps my horses back soft and relaxed and the ThinLine pad is great for concussion,” Kursinski added. She went on to praise the pad’s fit and stability on the horse and summed up it saying, “This pad allows my horses to use their backs properly and be more elastic because it makes the horses more comfortable.” Olympic medalist Michelle Gibson agrees, “I’ve started using this saddle pad on 95% of my horses. I like it because the ThinLine pad is thinner than a fleece pad, allowing you to be closer to the horse. Combined with the benefits of Back on Track, this saddle pad is excellent.”
Washing Instructions: Machine wash in cold water and mild detergent (you may bleach the white ones). Use a mild/gentle cycle. Hang to dry.