Contoured Western Ranch Pad with shock absorbing ThinLine. Ultimate protection for horse and rider as is, or add shims for a customizable fit. The dual benefits of extraordinary shock absorption and rider motion reduction sets ThinLine apart from other saddle pads.
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. 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.
Thin with extreme shock absorption delivers comfort for horses. 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 of the rider. Communication and comfort are guaranteed results of using ThinLine.
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, 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. 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, with 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.
Western Ranch Contour Saddle Pad Components and Sizing:
A panel of ThinLine (3/16 inch thick) is sewn to each side of the spine band. Black synthetic fleece against your horse. Interior felt liner. Tough Cordura fabric on top, leather fenders.
Size 29″ Round skirt
Shimming for Saddle Fit and Comfort
Full saddle fitting shims are available when you select your pad size. These may be used as-is to double your protection or trimmed into pairs of front, bridging, and rear shims to customize your saddle fit.