The thin, Western Felt Saddle Pad Liner provides more shock absorption than a 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.
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 that 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.
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 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.
Shimming for Saddle Fit and Comfort
Full saddle fitting shims are available when you select your pad size. These may be used as-is to double your protection or trimmed to create a pair of front, bridging, and rear shims to adjust your saddle fit.
32" spine length | 16" drop