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Ultra ThinLine Contour Pad

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ThinLine guarantees you will sit better riding in one of our most popular pads.

Feel the difference in you and see it in your horse:

  • Decreases equine back soreness
  • Creates a better saddle fit (with or without custom saddles)
  • Allows their shoulders and back to move more freely
  • Creates more roundness, softer gaits
  • Generates relaxation, suppleness and increased performance

Ultra ThinLine noticeably reduces lower back and thigh movement, allowing the rider to sit gaits with less effort and achieve a more stable position in the saddle. The result is a quieter ride with increased effectiveness of the seat and increased communication with the horse through a closer contact feel. Ultra ThinLine is endorsed by spinal surgeons for riders with sore backs and endorsed by top professionals and competitors for better performance both for the horse and the rider.

The contour pad will also greatly reduce all saddle slip problems.

Size: Designed for saddles up to 18".  Measures 21½” Spine, 25½” Flap to Flap with 14½” Wide Seat. Seat is  3/16" thick.

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    Ultra ThinLine Contour Pad is rated 4.7778 out of 5 by 36.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's okay, just not worth the money I would like this pad a lot more if it was shaped differently. Because it's straight across the back, it creates a lot of pressure over the withers. It's also an odd shape down the sides. My Wintec AP 2000 saddle goes over the edges of the pad in the front. I've thought cutting a slit over the withers to provide some relief, but I'm afraid it would continue to tear. Overall, it was a disappointing purchase.
    Date published: 2015-01-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works like it says it will! I have tried this pad on two horses - one a TB, the other a WB. With both, I find it genuinely reduces/absorbs the concussion of our ride. It makes the ride softer for both the horse and the rider. The shape is unorthodox, but doesn't show if you use a same-color shaped or square pad. It does smell peculiar, but I'm either getting used to it, or it's fading over time. The only negative is its sizing. It is sized for a saddle in the under 17" range, so it doesn't sit completely under my 18" saddle when placed correctly. I imagine this reduces its effectiveness. SmartPak's price is better than the manufacturer's and because of SP's shipping, is less costly than SP's competitors.
    Date published: 2015-01-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really nice thin pad, but didn't fit my saddle I was told by Thinline that the contour pad will usually fit most 18" AP saddles, but it was an inch or two short for my Pessoa saddle, so I had to return it. However, I'm going to buy it in a long size from Thinline. It's a really nice pad that my trainer swears by. As always, Smartpak is great about returns, has excellent customer service and will continue to be my #1 go to place for all things equine!
    Date published: 2014-12-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product I have only had this for a short time, but so far it has worked well and doesn't add the bulk of heavier pads
    Date published: 2014-11-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Outstanding pad I've been using this pad for about four weeks. It is a game changer. My horse seems so much more comfortable during every ride. The pad is so thin that it doesn't interfere at all with the fit of my dressage saddle.
    Date published: 2014-10-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent protective saddle pad Protective pad that encourages the horse to use its top line as opposed to bracing against anticipated rider bouncing, jarring or simply interference. We have used it on green and more seasoned horses with great results on both, regardless of lev of training of horse. Wipes clean, seems to not retain odors.
    Date published: 2014-09-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect to use under a custom saddle This works great under my custom fit saddle. Even though you shouldn't need a pad under a properly fitting saddle, I still wanted something underneath to protect it. This added NO bulk to the custom fit, and added extra comfort at the same time. This seems to be the perfect addition to my tack. My horse seems to be even more comfortable now.I only wish two things different:A contoured shape- this was almost a pain to work with, but really does fit quite nicely once the saddle is on. It clearly shows even sweat marks once taken off after a ride.A lower price- I can't figure out why its so expensive; only maybe because it really holds up well. Us horse people will spend any amount on stuff for our horses! That being said I want one in black too!
    Date published: 2014-05-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Distributes the weight more evenly My daughter's horse was having some back problems and we got this pad for him based on the numerous reviews here. It seems to have really helped him by distributing thie weight of the saddle more evenly. He did a 30 mile Competitive Trail ride 3 weeks later with the Ultra ThinLine. He was vetted numerous times and got all 5's (no back soreness) on every single one of his scores! Now she won't ride him without the pad. Plan on buying another one. I'm sold.
    Date published: 2014-01-30
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