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Saddle Fitting Solutions

 So many horses improve top-line muscle tone by using ThinLine Master Saddlers such as Cordia Person (CSF) educate saddle fitters on how to shim with ThinLine.

Kissing Spine Disease

Sore backs (often the culprit of poor saddle fit) is one of the primary reasons for soundness issues. Veterinarians recommend ThinLine for horses with sore backs and as a
preventative measure and as part of their therapy.
Burlington Equine Veterinary Services VT: specializing in KSD Kissing Spine Disease treatment, among others recommend ThinLine.



Leaders of Therapeutic products for athletes & horses created English & Western pads called the Contender Saddle Pad. Back On Track with ThinLine delivers double the technology. Top
seller for show horses.


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Premier Saddler in Canada, Schlesse Saddlery, is so confident ThinLine does more for horses they designed their own pad to fit the wider and longer panels found on many dressage saddles. See the Segue Pad for their unique
design and one of a kind inserts (saddle fitting shim). Saddle fit 4 Life.


Easy Safe Saddle Fit: Most ThinLine pads have an opening at the center bottom to easily slide in an insert. sms society of master saddlers

inserts Front Bridging and Rear SmallInserts (also called shims) are made of our amazing shock absorbing foam and are manufactured with a 45 degree angle edge to ensure there is never a pressure point. Available in two thicknesses: 1/4 inch and 3/16 inch. Stack inserts to increase lift. Once muscle tone improves simply remove the insert and keep riding
in your ThinLine pad protecting your horses’ back.



Common Conformation issues, how to resolve saddle fit:

High or peaked wither: Any ThinLine Western Shimmable pad or English
Shimmable Pad
will solve your problem. Horses with profoundly peaked withers also have a hollow point at the shoulder: Often the source of saddle fit troubles. TL Shimmable pads provide gullet and wither clearance. Add Front ThinLine Inserts and your saddle will rest properly at the withers with additional support for hollow areas.

Mutton Wither: Saddles pitch, roll or slip forward? Non Slip might be the first reason you purchase ThinLine but the noticeable improvement in comfort for your horse is what will really make you
happy. We suggest a BASfelt barrel saddle fit padIC ThinLine.

Sway Back: Bridging Shims are the answer. Stack them then remove layers as your horse develops stronger back muscles. To retain the good muscle on the top line you’ve developed continue using your ThinLine without the shims.

For more information see: Saddle Fitting
the Sway Backed Horse.
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Riser Pads: If you need to lift the back (cantle) of your saddle adding a rear shim to a ThinLine saddle fit pad is your answer. With lift pads be sure you are protecting you horse at the wither shoulder and trapezoid muscles. ThinLine can do all this for you.


ThinLine has received accolades from top riders, publications, surgeons, Saddle Fitters, Veterinarians, Chiropractors, Equine Massage Therapist, and of course horses and riders.

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By choosing ThinLine for your horse you are also choosing to support USA Manufacturing.

Saddle Fitting Solutions