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  • thinline pad questions

    I am looking into buying a thinline pad for my horse. I like the looks of the contour pad (not the fleece one). But before I purchase it, I have some questions.

    1) Does it fit with a dressage saddle, and a jump saddle?
    2) Are the half pad and contour pad relient on each other?

    thanks guys.

  • #2
    I live in my thinline (with fleece, not that it matters). Every horse, every ride. I don't have enough good things to say about it.

    My saddle fitter says it shouldn't alter the fit of any saddle. Great shock absorber for horse and human.
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    • Original Poster

      thinline pad questions

      I am looking into buying a thinline pad for my horse. I like the looks of the contour pad (not the fleece one). But before I purchase it, I have some questions.

      1) Does it fit with a dressage saddle, and a jump saddle?
      2) Are the half pad and contour pad relient on each other?

      thanks guys.


      • Original Poster

        In which case, would it be cost effective for me to get the non fleece, or are there specific benefits to the halfpad?


        • #5
          I was going to post almost the exact same questions. Except I wanted to ask also what people thought of the Trifecta Pad?


          • #6
            I am a huge fan of the thinline and have actually taken the contour pad and cut it so it fits just inside of the Mattes pad that I use on a tb who goes in a saddle that is on the wide-side for him. The contour pad fits underneath all my jump and dressage saddles, even now that I've taken the scissors to it. I have both the regular and the ultra pads. Swear by them.


            • #7
              Love my thin line. I use the Ultra thin line half pad on top of just a regular quilted cotton pad for dressage. It gives protection but without the bulk of thicker pads. I tried thicker pads but felt like I was being lauched on the "up" moment of the trot.


              • #8
                I have a thinline halfpad that I use with both my dressage and jumping saddle. It fits equally well under both. My only gripe about it is how much work it takes to clean it up before a show.


                • #9
                  I used to use the contour pad. Yes, it fits both saddles and no, you don't have to have a half pad. Mine lives in the trailer now though -- got out performed a hundred fold by my Ecogold half pad. But I did use the thinline for about 3 years with my older horse -- in retrospect, I don't think it did too much for him, although it did help my arthritic lower back a little.
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                  • #10
                    I have the Trifecta and love it. I needed just a tiny bit of shim under my saddle as I have a young horse who is developing and the Trifecta is perfect....not a ton of fill like a big fluffy sheepskin, instead just enough with the excellent benefits of the Thinline. One of the most versatile half pads I've ever used, as I often find that a sheepskin is just too much.


                    • #11
                      I am with flypony74. Have the Trifecta and love it.


                      • #12
                        I have the Ultra Thinline Trifecta without the sheepskin for one of my horses and one with the full sheepskin and shims for the other.

                        I find it helps my tight backed Arab loosen up quite a bit. My other horse doesn't seem to mind either way, but I find it helps with the sitting trot.