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Watch an interview with Elaine Lockhead-Castelao about ThinLine Products


Elaine Lockhead-Castelao (Owner) graduated from Duke University and spent her early career in advertising. Her love of horses drew her back into the industry where she worked at a riding program in North Carolina and competed through Intermediaire I. It was while she was riding Lipizzaners that she discovered ThinLine. “I was riding these wonderful baroque horses, but was having a horrible time with saddle slippage and resorted to using foregirths and cruppers. I came across an old piece of ThinLine. 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 the F.E.I. horse was going but also how much it easier to was to sit the gaits. More importantly: A horse who had been abused was in my care and while the horse was rattled daily he was much quieter with the ThinLine. With the affect of these two horses it became a personal mission to ensure every horse owner could know about this amazing technology.”

ThinLine pads are different from other saddle pads because they incorporate a unique, open cell technology which moves shock, weight, and heat laterally along the pad without compressing. The result is 95% shock absorption. But don’t let all the testing and technology get in the way of what really happens.

“The manner in which this product absorbs motion encourages horses to move through the back,” Elaine explains. “We get calls and emails everyday with stories of how ThinLine saddle pads have improved their horse’s movement or a rider’s ability to sit their horse’s gaits. These riders tell us they have little or no back strain and that their horses are working better and happier. It’s a two-way street of comfort, preventing problems, resolving challenges and just having better communication.”

The trademark open cell technology also makes ThinLine horse tack 100% breathable so heat and moisture are not trapped. An anti-microbial agent is also infused into ThinLine girths and horse boots. Because ThinLine doesn’t compress or slip, pressure points created by movement in the saddle or challenges associated with working muscles are nearly eliminated. ”

ThinLine is a small company with great customer service, we are all riders. Many professionals endorse our products but ThinLine does not pay riders for endorsements. Please be sure to thank them if they are sent you our way, especially the big guys, they are doing it because they simply want the horses to be happier. And that is what it is all about for all of us.

Learn more about the amazing ThinLine technology on their website at http://www.thinlineglobal.com/thinline-technology/.

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