This grass roots company is the result of a chance encounter with an engineer who was developing a thin shock-absorbing material to protect athletes, 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.” It has been a magical adventure making every horse and rider happier and more comfortable.