English Saddle Blanket Benefits:
- Ultimate protection for both horse and rider’s back.
- Provides maximum shock absorption without altering saddle fit or rider feel.
- Improves rider equitation.
- Tailored and discrete.
- Open-cell technology creates breathability.
- Product durability – can last up to 7-10 years.
- Supple, it molds for a custom fit when warmed to body temperature.
Should you purchase a basic ThinLine pad instead of a shimmable ThinLine Pad?
You have a well-fitting saddle – that does not require shimming.
$ Price and Longevity– The ThinLine foam will remain functional for 7-10 years, depending on use. Basic pads will cost you less than $1.00 per month.
Versatility– Basic pads may be placed over any other saddle pad and may be used on multiple horses.
Maintenance– Basic performance foam saddle pads require no care or washing.
Contour Pads add additional protection under the stirrup bar and will help control left to right saddle slip. ThinLine absorbs impact by moving it laterally along the horse and English saddle pad. Unless the price is a serious barrier, we suggest you choose the contour pad; the more ThinLine foam you have, the better it works.
ThinLine+Plus (1/4″, 6.4mm) is thicker and designed for beginning riders, horses in high impact situations, or horses with sore backs. ThinLine+Plus is endorsed by Veterinarians, even for severe back problems such as kissing spine. It is the #1 choice of Equine Chiropractors and Massage Therapists.
The top choice for many great riders. Kent Farrington rides every horse, every day in a ThinLine+Plus Contour pad, and has done so for more than a decade.