The ThinLine Technology

ThinLine Products

Give your horse’s the best comfort with ThinLine Pads. ThinLine Pads offer over 90% shock absorption between horse and rider. This impact comes from the rider sitting onto the horse’s back as well as the horse’s back lifting into the rider’s seat. By decreasing these opposing forces, this allows the horse to move more fluidly and a smoother seat for the rider.

ThinLine is the only product endorsed by spinal surgeons, in addition to the recommendation of Veterinarians, chiropractors, saddle fitters and massage therapist.

Why should you purchase a ThinLine Pad?

  • Over 90% shock absorption
  • Relieves back pain for riders
  • Helps build a quieter seat for the rider
  • Improves horse’s movement as they have more freedom through their spine
  • Maximum comfort for both horse and rider

The Technology behind ThinLine

The ThinLine technology is a unique, open-cell technology that distributes shock, weight, and heat laterally along the pad without compressing. ThinLine products are 100% breathable, as they do not trap any heat or moisture.

“Beginning as a liquid, open cells are poured then polarized so each cell lies end-to-end. Another layer is poured then polarized in a new direction. This process is repeated hundreds of times in order to create a honeycomb matrix formation that allows impact and heat to move laterally. The end result is that impact moves ACROSS the ThinLine pad, which produces a completely different ride your horse will love. Riders will also love how the open-cell technology transfers recoil off the horse’s back laterally rather than directly up into the base of the rider’s spine.” -

Pressure Map ThinLine Difference

Improving Saddle Fit

As horses develop in training, their shape can change. Some ThinLine Pads offer the shimming ability to help adjust your saddle fit in the changing athlete. Shims are available for the front (Wither Relief), Center (to help with Bridging/Sway Back) and the Read (to lift the cantle). Follow this link to view our selection of ThinLine Shims.

ThinLine Shims for Half Pad, Improve Saddle Fit

​Get the best of both worlds!

Treat your horse to one of the most therapeutic pads you can purchase for your horse. Combining the well-loved therapy of Back on Track and the incredible shock absorption of ThinLine into one saddle pad. Introducing the Contender Saddle Pad. Available in both Jumper and Dressage styles in Black or White.  This Saddle Pad draws rave reviews from top riders worldwide, so think what it can do for you and your horse.

The Contender Saddle Pad delivers therapeutic thermal warmth with Back on Track’s state-of-the art Welltex fabric, that is infused with ceramic powder. This specially designed fabric reflects your horse’s natural body warmth and creates a soothing far infrared thermal warmth. Tired or sore back muscles experience relief from this soft warmth therapy. Combine this with ThinLine’s UltraThinLine material, which provides maximum shock absorption and comfort for both you and your horse by diffusing concussion and impact. ThinLine’s design also improves saddle fit without excess bulk, keeping you and your horse close. Working together, these two therapies are a powerful combination.

ThinLine Back on Track Contender Saddle Pad


Staff Favorite ThinLine Products

We don't get behind products we don't use on our own horses. I personally use the ThinLine Ultra Cotton Comfort Sheepskin Lined Half Pad on my horse every ride! ​My horse and I use it to help improve saddle fit, to use for shock absorption due to his short powerful back. I have personally noticed a difference in being able to sit his trot as well.

 ThinLine Ultra Cotton Comfort Sheepskin HalfPadThinLine Ultra Cotton Comfort Sheepskin Lined Half Pad

Our top selling ThinLine Pad is the ThinLine Ultra Trifecta Half Pad. Every horse and rider can benefit from this pad. From Professional's who spend hours in the tack and understand the importance of protecting their horse's and their own backs. To beginner riders and lessons horses, as ThinLine pads help protect the horse's back allowing them to remain sounder longer. The cotton base design keeps it easy to clean and is shimable. The contoured shape with a wither profile and a spine free channel allows the pad to not alter already fitting saddles in the way a standard sheepskin half pad would. 

ThinLine Ultra Trifecta Half Pad Black Summerside Tack

Taking Care of your ThinLine Products

ThinLine products can last decades if properly taken care of. ThinLine has developed their own cleaner to help prolong the life of your equipment. It is important to keep your ThinLine pad away from chemicals such as ShowSheen, oils, and leather conditioners. Make sure to purchase it with your ThinLine Tack.

To find out more detailed instructions, read more on their website.

Check out our ThinLine Section under our Brands section at the bottom of the page. Check back frequently as it is always expanding. 

Still unsure if this is the right pad for your horse? Check out these videos from The Truth Tack Review

The Truth Tack Review on Ultra Thinline Comfort Pad in Sheepskin

The Truth Tack Review of Ultra Thinline Western Cotton Contoured Pad

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