What is ThinLine?
ThinLine is a thin, shock absorbing non slip breathable foam.
The only equine product endorsed by surgeons, master saddlers, riders and veterinarians.
Where is the ThinLine?
It is sewn onto the panel of all our saddle pads.
Western Felt Saddle Pad, the Pro-Tech.
To be a better-balanced rider with a more responsive, sounder horse try ThinLine.
So how does a 3/16” thick pad of ThinLine stitched onto a 1/2” thick, wool felt pad make you a better-balanced rider and your horse more responsive and sounder? In a few ways…
The thin, Pro-Tech Felt Saddle Pad provides more shock absorption than a 2-inch thick felt pad. ThinLine eliminates pressure points. The needled wool felt pad is soft and flexible, allowing it to fit neatly and comfortably against your horses’ natural confirmation. 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.
For the horse.
This felt saddle pad has a wither-relief cutout which is best for moderate to low or mutton withered horses and a spine-free channel, further reducing the chance of pressure points. Comfort for the horse is improved even with saddles which are perfectly fitted. The ThinLine also ventilates, across the pad, allowing excess heat to move out from under the saddle. Most important, to your horse, is how these pads create stability. Stability creates freedom.
For the rider.
The Pro-Tech saddle 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. 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. This 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.
The Pro-Tech is also a Pocket Correction Pad.
Full saddle fitting shims are available when you select your pad size. These may be used as is to double your protection or trimmed and stacked to customize. If you prefer to purchase pre-cut shims for the front, bridging or rear please click the below image.
29″ total length |14.5″ front drop | 12.25″ rear drop
28.5″ total length | 14″ front drop | 14″ rear drop
31.5″ total length | 15″ front drop | 15″ rear drop