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Providing more shock absorption than a 2 inch thick felt pad, ThinLine eliminates pressure points and distributes rider weight. Soft and flexible, this pad fits neatly and comfortably against your horses’ natural confirmation.
For the horse.
A raised wither profile with a swallow topline makes this pad adaptable to the conformation of any horse – high withered or mutton withers. And the flexibility and stretchiness of the ThinLine molds around your horse’s shape. The contour of the pad, which follows the natural curve of your horse’s back, stops any bunching.
This thin pad frees up more room for narrow or snug-fitting saddles and improves the comfort for horses 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 this pad creates stability.
For the rider.
The 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 becomes second nature. You sit quieter, and he responds with a relaxed, soft back, and freer strides.
Ranch Pad Components and sizing:
A panel of ThinLine. Black synthetic fleece against your horse. Interior felt liner. Tough Cordura fabric on top, leather fenders.
Available in both square, 2 sizes, and round skirt styles and in 18 colors.
Shimming for protection and saddle fit:
Front, Bridging, Rear Shims. Sold in pairs.
Underneath the ThinLine layer is a full pocket to insert saddle fitting shims. Either click here or, Once you place this performance saddle pad in your shopping cart you will see, below your cart, Saddle fitting shims for western ranch pad. Simply add the shims you need.
Available Saddle Fitting Shims:
Front Shims: Provide lift in the wither area and are available in two thicknesses.
Bridging Shims: Fill in over the top line. Available in two thicknesses.
Rear Shims: Lift the cantle of the saddle for perfect balance. Available in two thicknesses.
Kits available for purchasing multiple shims.
Full Booster Shim: A pair of shims running the full panel will create
ThinLine Plus (1/4 inch) Thickness for intense protection.
How do I know ThinLine is delivering the comfort and protection my horse needs?
Once you receive your Ranch Pad, ride in it for at least a week. At first, you may simply notice things like; “my horse was great today, my seat and aids were soft and effective”, great job! you are on your way. You will see a daily improvement. But, this can be a bit subtle in the beginning. How to check out your pads effectiveness: After at least a week of riding daily, begin your warm-up with the ThinLine. Once you are warmed up, remove the ThinLine and ride. This is when you will see just how much your horse is loving their saddle pad.
Money Back Guarantee:
We are riders making products for riders. We understand how important the time we have with our horses is. We want every ride to be the best ride. If you feel ThinLine is not delivering what you need all products may be returned for a full refund within 30 days. Of course, we would prefer you give us a call and tell us what is and is not working for you. Around the world, this product has helped both riders and horses work happier together. We hope our 30-day satisfaction guarantee will help you have the confidence to try this amazing material.