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Thinline Benefits

What is ThinLine? 

It’s a unique, open-cell technology that distributes shock, weight and heat laterally along the pad without compressing. The result is 95% shock absorption. But don’t let all the testing and technology get in the way of the ultimate benefit — happier horses and more comfortable riders.

What are the ThinLine Benefits?

Superior shock absorption offers increased the ability to sit and ride the gaits while giving an ultimate close contact feel, and keeps riders back stable. Ultra ThinLine protects the horse’s back, encouraging proper rounding and movement.  All included with high wither profile contours to the horse’s back.  Protect show pads and backs with this liner.

  • Improves close-contact performance
  • Reduces Rider Movement
  • Protects Horses backs
  • Protects Riders backs
  • Creates Better Saddle Fit

ThinLine incorporates a unique, open-cell technology which moves shock, weight, and heat laterally along the pad without compressing. The result is 95% shock absorption. The magic lies in the way ThinLine absorbs shock but allows the rider to truly feel the horses back.  Motion is reduced by the rider and the horse and rider can work together in unison.  Regardless of whether you are a beginner or and FEI Rider ThinLine improves comfort, communication, and equitation. So called an impressive impact gel saddlepad.

This grass roots company is the result of a chance encounter with an engineer who was developing a thin shock-absorbing material to protect athletes, a specially designed, open-cell foam. Equestrian and entrepreneur Elaine Lockhead Castelao recognized the potential of this foam to enhance performance and reduce discomfort for horses and riders.

Elaine had been competing in Dressage, and while she was riding Lipizzaners she discovered the joy of ThinLine. “I was riding these wonderful baroque horses but was having a horrible time with saddle slippage and keeping my horse comfortable. I came across this foam and Voila! No more saddle slippage, but that was just the beginning of the story.”

“As I continued to use the simple sheet of foam I noticed not only how much better my show horse was going, but also how much easier it was to sit the gaits. In addition, I had a retired racehorse in my care, and while the horse was [easily] rattled, I found he was much quieter with the ThinLine. Witnessing first hand how ThinLine impacted these two horses, it became my personal mission to ensure that every horse owner knew about this amazing saddle pad.” It has been a magical adventure making every horse and rider happier and more comfortable.

What are the effects of ThinLine tack?

 “The manner in which this product absorbs motion encourages horses to move through the back,” Elaine explains. “We receive stories daily of how ThinLine saddle pads have improved a horse’s movement or a rider’s ability to sit their horse’s gaits. These riders tell us they have little or no back strain and that their horses are working better and happier. It’s a two-way street of comfort, preventing problems, resolving challenges and just having better communication.”

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