Manufacturer: Thinline (View all products by Thinline)
Model: Half Pad (View all Half Pad reviews)
Category: English Saddle Fittings/Pads
Purchase: My horse was having some serious back issues, and I thought I'd buy a pad that would hopefully help him in recovery and prevent his back issues from coming back. Looking online I found Thinline, and I bought the regular Half Pad, (the design is supposed to be more for the horse, unlike the Ultra Thinline which is for the rider) and I paid about $110.
Likes: This pad really made a difference in my horse's back pain. After undergoing treatment called IRAP therapy on his back, I immediately started using the Thinline when I was able to start riding him again. The vet said his back pain could eventually come back, but I was hoping this 'miracle' pad would keep that from happening. His back has not been sore since, and I got this pad about 8 months ago!!! I use the thinline directly on his back under my baby pad and Mattes half pad, and it works wonders! My horse is so much more willing to lift his back to me and also break at the poll, which was always hard for him. Even though he has very high withers (dreaded common thoroughbred trait) the thinline does not create pressure there. People say that there is no wither clearance, but I place the thinline so that it is right behind his withers so that there is no pressure there...but since the thinline absorbs shocks and molds to my horse's back, I don't see a problem with ever pulling it up onto his withers, anyway. Very awesome pad...I wouldn't try another one as long as he is still pain-free!
Dislikes: It is stiff at first when you place it on your horses back, but after you start riding it really molds to their shape. So basically, no complaints!
Quality: Very good construction and quality. People have said their thinlines rip down the middle, but I use it directly on my horse's back and it is perfect! I see absolutely no signs of wear!
Summary: AWESOME product, I suggest you get one if your horse has past back pain...or just get one so your horse's doesn't GET back pain!!! You can never be too preventative when making sure your horse's back is going strong...I learned the hard way.
Usefulness Rating: 3.33333 out of 5.
9 reader(s) voted.
Gatsby Adjustable English Girth English Saddle Fittings/Pads
Exselle Exselle Stirrup leathers English Saddle Fittings/Pads
Mikmar Le Tixerant Comfort Dressage Girth English Saddle Fittings/Pads
5 Star Dressage 1/2" wool felt saddle pad English Saddle Fittings/Pads
Ogilvy Ogilvy Jumper Memory Foam Half Pad English Saddle Fittings/Pads
Rittlings Sheepskin Full Pad English Saddle Fittings/Pads
K'Vall K'Vall stirrups and leathers English Saddle Fittings/Pads
MDC MDCUltimate Stirrup Irons English Saddle Fittings/Pads
Thorowgood Airoform Dressage/ Monoflap Girth (brown) English Saddle Fittings/Pads
CWD SA02C / CLASSIC GIRTH English Saddle Fittings/Pads
Barnsby Grip Pad English Saddle Fittings/Pads
Equine Comfort Products Classic Half Pad English Saddle Fittings/Pads
TREADSTONE 70010 / Soft Comfort Dressage Girth English Saddle Fittings/Pads
Union Hill LETTIA Collection Coolmax Lined Girth English Saddle Fittings/Pads
Korsteel Peacock stirrups English Saddle Fittings/Pads
Henri de Rivel Stirrup Leathers English Saddle Fittings/Pads
MDC Stirrups Super Sport Aluminum Base Stirrups English Saddle Fittings/Pads
Ovation ER00639 / Ovation Comfort Gel Dressage Girth English Saddle Fittings/Pads
Horseware Ireland Stripe Throw English Saddle Fittings/Pads
TuffRider Basic All Purpose Pad English Saddle Fittings/Pads