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ThinLine Contour Pad

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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

ThinLine pads simultaneously provide exceptional benefits for both horse and rider backs.

Sit closer, quieter and be able to do more with lighter aids! ThinLine is ¼” thick and offers the most impact protection for the horse. What the rider will notice: the horse is happier and more willing to work, is more free in the shoulder and lifts his back. ThinLine has enough tensile strength to distribute weight evenly over areas where the saddle may not fit perfectly.

All riders report better performance from the ThinLine Pad. ThinLine is designed to make the best horses go better and to absorb the movement of the seat putting you and your horse closer together.  If you have a horse with a sore or sensitive back this pad is guaranteed to deliver immediate results! The contour pad fits most close contact and dressage saddles up to 18". Measurements: 21½” Spine, 25½” Flap to Flap with 14½” Wide Seat.

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    ThinLine Contour Pad is rated 4.7273 out of 5 by 33.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Helped My Horse My horse has a rather short, wide back and was experiencing some back soreness. I know my saddle doesn't fit perfectly, but being a college student on a budget I opted for this instead of a new saddle in hopes that it might buy me a little time. Because my guy's back is rather wide, I was looking for something that could provide the comfort he needed without adding a bunch of bulk underneath the saddle. I was excited to try it after reading all of the positive reviews, but was still a little skeptical that it would do everything the manufacturer claimed it would. I could tell a difference after the very first ride! My horse usually takes around 15 to 20 min to start coming through his back and swinging from behind, but he was good to go after about 5 minutes of warmup. I've continued to see improvement with each ride. He is also more consistently on the aids when we are using this pad. After our ride yesterday, I ran my fingers down his back, and his soreness seems dramatically reduced. Hopefully it will continue to get better the longer we use this pad. I haven't really seen any improvement as far as my position or comfort in the saddle goes, but that isn't really something I was having issues with. The pad seems well made and durable. I ordered it black and it sits discreetly underneath my 17.5 dressage and jumping saddles. I have a friend that says she's had her Thinline for about 10 years and it is still going strong. I'll definitely continue to use this pad with my horse. Love Thinline!
    Date published: 2014-04-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIN LINE CONTOUR PAD My horse travels better and appears more comfortable with the pad
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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!
    Date published: 2012-11-11
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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!
    Date published: 2014-03-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from 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.
    Date published: 2014-03-21
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