Our mission: Create and deliver a simple, honest connection between rider and horse.

Better for the Horse. Better for the Rider

About ThinLine

ThinLine Global is a grassroots company that is the result of a chance encounter with an engineer who was developing a thin shock-absorbing material to protect athletes, with a specially designed, open-cell foam. Equestrian and entrepreneur Elaine Lockhead Castelao recognized the potential of this foam to enhance performance and reduce discomfort for horses and riders.

Elaine had been competing in Dressage, and while she was riding Lipizzaners she discovered the joy of ThinLine. “I was riding these wonderful baroque horses but was having a horrible time with saddle slippage and keeping my horse comfortable. I came across this foam and Voila! No more saddle slippage, but that was just the beginning of the story. As I continued to use the simple sheet of foam I noticed not only how much better my show horse was going, but also how much easier it was to sit the gaits. In addition, I had a retired racehorse in my care, and while the horse was [easily] rattled. I found he was much quieter with the ThinLine. Witnessing first hand how ThinLine impacted these two horses. it became my personal mission to ensure that every horse owner knew about this amazing saddle pad.”

ThinLine Canada is excited to serve Canadian horses and riders with ThinLine products.

What are the effects of ThinLine?

 With horses are working better and happier, so are their riders. It’s a two-way street of comfort, preventing problems, resolving challenges and just having better communication.

What is ThinLine?

ThinLine is a unique, open-cell technology that distributes shock, weight and heat laterally along the pad without compressing. Resulting is 95% shock absorption that both horse and rider can feel. But don’t let all the testing and technology get in the way of the ultimate benefit, happier horses and more comfortable riders.

Trademark open-cell technology also makes ThinLine horse tack 100% breathable, meaning heat and moisture are not trapped. An anti-microbial agent is also infused into ThinLine girths and horse boots. Pressure points created by movement in the saddle and challenges associated with working muscles are nearly eliminated because ThinLine doesn’t compress or slip.With durability that our customers can depend on. Many people get more than a decade out of a basic ThinLine pad.

Who am I buying from?

ThinLine is a small company with great customer service, we are all riders. Many professionals endorse our products but are not paid for their endorsements. We don’t invest in big ads, instead, we invest our money in our products. By investing in testing and design to create the most amazing horse tack on the market. We stay true to what brought us into this industry, word of mouth, grassroots growth and development of the best products for riders and horses. Standing behind every product we create.


ThinLine is made in the USA and we support USA manufacturers for assembly of our product lines.