*Mesh spine band- improves breathability.
*Sheepskin rolls- removed from the bottom of the pad, allowing for a clean, even fit.
*Wither profile- raised to accommodate more toplines.
*Improved cotton base- higher quality cotton with a denser weave and light wool fill.
*Improved billet straps- stronger and more durable.
*More ThinLine! – A longer drop allows the ThinLine to protect below the stirrup bar and allows you to shim more behind the point of the shoulder.
Cut to fit shims available
Inserts have been carefully designed by Master Saddlers. They are custom cut specifically for each pad with a tapered edge to ensure you will never have a pressure point. Our exclusive foam makes saddles fit better, and horses more comfortable.
Inserts stay put without shifting and you may stack up to three sets. We do not divide the pocket, allowing you or your saddle fitter to place the inserts precisely where your horse needs it.
If you find you no longer need inserts, just remove them and keep all the great benefits of your ThinLine Pad!
We have a list of saddle fitters on our dealer page if you would like to consult with a specialist.
Colors: ThinLinePlus+ (1/4″) shims are available in black only. ThinLine (3/16″) shims may arrive in black, brown or white. Saddle shims cannot be seen inside your pad, so color is not an issue.
Please note: Bridging Shims for Swayback – If your saddle is bridging, you are missing contact in the middle of the horse’s back and there is too much contact at both the wither and the cantle. When using bridging shims, we recommend you start slowly. Use only one or two at a time. You will discover your horse will begin to lift their top line and develop more muscle with ThinLine. Once the muscle is developed it is often possible to remove one or all of the saddle shims. Good news: you keep your ThinLine pad and horses continue to use their backs correctly.