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post #1 of 22 Old 09-29-2011, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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Thinline Trifecta pad - opinions/experience

Yeah, I did ask some folks here privately, but would love to hear more experience/opinions. Here it is... Browsing Store - Trifecta Cotton Ultra Thinline Half Pad

I tried to find it in our local stores, but neither carry Trifecta, so I can judge only based on pics. So here are my questions:

1) Based on pic if does have Ultra Thinline panels on both sides of the pad. Is that correct?

2) Shims. How thick they are and where exactly/how do you put them in? Can you tell the difference when one is in?

3) How easy it is to clean? Can you wash it?

Thanks in advance! :)

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post #2 of 22 Old 09-29-2011, 08:17 PM
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Well, you already know my opinion of the trifecta pad. It's FANTASTIC! Yes the padding is on both sides. The part over the spine is just material, so it doesn't take up spine channel space when the saddle is there.
The shims are about a little thicker than the thinline stuff that is part of the actual pad. There are two shoulder and two rear shims (sold separately of course) You insert them though opening on the pad. You have to kind of fold them in half, insert them, and then work them back flat once they're in. It's easy unless you have really short fat fingers.

As for cleaning, I bought the black one for schooling and the white one with fleece lining just for shows with the hope that it never ever gets dirty so I never have to worry about cleaning it.

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post #3 of 22 Old 09-29-2011, 08:31 PM
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LOVE those pads! Get one!!

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Thank you, ladies! Yes, I'm thinking about getting one for my B-day (I'll definitely need inserts though). :)
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I just bought the regular ultra thinline pad for my horse. He has some back issues (I think caused by being ridden incorrectly by a beginner rider who bought him as a barely trained youngster :S ) that I am hoping it will help with. I'll let you guys know how it turns out...I'm so excited for it to come in!
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I just bought the regular ultra thinline pad for my horse. He has some back issues (I think caused by being ridden incorrectly by a beginner rider who bought him as a barely trained youngster :S ) that I am hoping it will help with. I'll let you guys know how it turns out...I'm so excited for it to come in!
SL, I actually have a contour pad by Thinline and it's very nice (definitely absorbs the shock). :) My problem I need padding on front, so I'm looking into something with shims. Definitely share your experience when you get it!

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I dumped my contour pad for the shimmable one and it fits much better under the saddle. I'm sure you'll love it.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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I LOVE my Thinline Trifecta and so does Beau. Bought it barely used at a tack sale for $75! I have the white one, use it every ride and chuck it in the washing machine on gentle when it's dirty... cleans right up!

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I LOVE my Thinline Trifecta and so does Beau. Bought it barely used at a tack sale for $75! I have the white one, use it every ride and chuck it in the washing machine on gentle when it's dirty... cleans right up!
Wow! That's a good price. I don't think I'll be that lucky though.

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I have been considering buying the Trifecta, so I'm glad to hear good reviews!

For those of you who have one, I have a question. The reason I need a "corrective" pad is because my saddle's channel is a little too wide for my horse's back, although I think the fit will improve after she muscles up with regular riding.

Do you think the pad would help "add some horse" to make it fit better until she muscles up?
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