*Reduces Rider Movement * Protects Horses backs * Creates Better Saddle Fit*
Our Western Felt Liner provides superior shock absorption (with 6mm felt) and a high wither profile which contours to the horses back – which is best for moderate to high withered horses and a spine-free channel, further reducing the chance of pressure points. .
The thin, Western Felt Saddle Pad Liner provides more shock absorption than a 2-inch thick felt pad. Pressure points are eliminated due to less bulk, the pad is soft and flexible, allowing it to fit neatly and comfortably against your horse’s natural confirmation, and communication is re-established.
This thin pad frees up more room for narrow or snug-fitting saddles and improves the comfort for horses even with saddles that are perfectly fitted.
Can be used it as a single pad.
The ThinLine also ventilates, across the pad, allowing excess heat to move out from under the saddle. Most importantly, to your horse, is how this pad creates stability.
ThinLine is a thin, shock absorbing non slip breathable foam. It is the only equine product endorsed by surgeons, master saddlers, riders and veterinarians.
Where is the ThinLine?
It is sewn onto the panel of our contoured saddle pads.
For the rider.
- Closer contact
- 95% shock absorption
- Reduced movement
- Better balance
- More stability
This Western Felt Saddle Pad Liner’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 harmony with your horse.
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. 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, even during quick stops and starts, becomes second nature. You sit quieter, and he responds with a relaxed, softback, and freer strides.
For the horse.
- 95% impact protection moves shock, weight, and heat laterally along the pad.
- High wither profile for comfort.
- Spine free channel.
- Eliminates pressure points.
- Shimmable for fine-tuning saddle fit.
- Rider movement is reduced, allowing closer communication and lighter aids.
Shimming for Saddle Fit and Comfort
Full saddle fitting shims are available for this pad. These may be used as-is to double your protection or trimmed to create a pair of front, bridging, and rear shims to adjust your saddle fit.
Sizing: 32″ spine length | 16″ drop
Felt Saddle Pad Care Instructions
Our felt saddle pads have a high percentage of wool content. To avoid shrinkage, do not use hot water to clean, or heat to dry. Occasionally brush your pad with a curry brush. This will dislodge hair, dirt, and sweat to prolong the usefulness of your pad. Wool pads can be washed by scrubbing the dirty spots with a cloth or sponge, using cold water and a small amount of mild liquid wool-washing soap. Hose all the soap off with clean water and allow the pad to air dry in a well-ventilated area. As you’re hosing, be sure to direct the spray from the centre outward toward the edges, so that dirt, sweat, and hair is moved off of the pad and instead of being pushed into the pad.