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post #1 of 18 Old 06-09-2010, 09:33 AM Thread Starter
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What Do You Think of ThinLine?

I need to know what you guys think of the ThinLine products. I might be buying a correctional pad with shims, like this one: Trifecta: Cotton Ultra ThinLine Half Pad

So can you tell me what you think of this product, or ThinLine in general? Thanks!
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post #2 of 18 Old 06-09-2010, 09:37 AM
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I really like their product, I think that they do a great job for what they claim. I am going to buy a thinline pad to put into my 1/2 pad so that I can have it there to help alleviate any pressure points that my saddle may be giving.

Now, what I did with my 1/2 pad, is I bought extra shims to use because the shims that came with it weren't enough to do their job accordingly. Nelson has big pockets behind his shoulders from incorrect saddle fit through previous owners, so I had to get the extra shims to fill in those pockets so that my saddle would sit properly while on his back, up off of his forehand *shoulders, withers*

I'll be going to the barn tonight and I can get pictures of my 1/2 pad to show you what I use and how I use it.

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So it would definitely be worth the cost? I don't want to spend all that money on things that won't work... But from your review it sounds like it would work. I will also get pictures of how my saddle fits so maybe people can recommend other solutions.
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I bought Thinline contour pad last year after doing lots of research, and I truly believe it worth all money I paid for it. Plus because it's so thin it doesn't add "bulkiness". They also have (at least had) a policy that you can return it if you are not satisfied.

BTW, the cheapest place to sell them I could find was valleyvet.com.
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post #5 of 18 Old 06-09-2010, 11:40 AM
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Yes, I have some ThinLine pads that I just adore. I used them on my draft/pony mare Honey last year and it was definitely worth everything I paid for.

Pssh.I didn't pick up the wrong lead
It's called a counter canter...
...A very advanced maneuver.
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I know a lot of people who swear by them as some miracle product. I have one and I like it. I do think it provides a little extra cushioning without adding bulk. However, I don't think it's the miracle they claim it to be. Perhaps it's because I don't have back problems and neither do my horses so I can't really be a big judge of that. But I can say that ThinLine is a fantastic company to order from. And the 10 year full warrenty was enough of a motivation to go ahead and get one. I got mine from ebay off some person and accidently got too big of a size. The ThinLine company allowed me to return it to them directly and exchanged my size. AND paid for shipping. That was pretty cool.
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I really only noticed a difference when I used it riding bareback. But I have a rather fluffily flocked saddle that is very soft. My horsey's chiro says use it though, so I'm going to!
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I like my ThinLine pads. I also really like my Skito pads. They make a correction pad that's a bit cheaper.

ThinLine does have a 30-day guarantee, so if you don't like it, you can send it back. You'd only be out shipping cost.
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I have the contour pad. I ride in synthetic dressage saddle which create a little more rider bounce just by the material they're made from. It is always a noticeable difference to me if I forget to put the pad under the saddle. He moves better, and I'm able to stay with him better. It definitely deadens unwanted movement as it claims. I also recently got their no-slip reins and they are fantastic.

You just have to see your distance...you don't have to like it.
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I know a lot of people who swear by them as some miracle product. I have one and I like it. I do think it provides a little extra cushioning without adding bulk. However, I don't think it's the miracle they claim it to be.
I don't think any equipment can do the real miracle, only training and practice can. But I did notice when I ride with one it's better on my back on jump (landing) then when using just the pad. So I'd assume some shock prevention is indeed there.
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