The perfect half pad, other than a Mattes – does it exist?
Usually too thick and bulky, too thin to really do anything, to short to work for a large-sized dressage saddle, cheap, unevenly made, or a combination of all.
The Ultra ThinLine Trifecta Cotton Half Pad with Sheepskin around the edges promised something around the line of being protective, well-behaved under saddle, durable, and good-looking – all at once. Sounds more like a good mount than a saddle pad.
Todays Summer Saturday Review – The ThinLine Trifecta:
A shock absorbing half pad with a cotton base for easy maintenance, no bulk, think close leg contact, but with sheep skin around the edges. Wither profile and spine free channel, so that the Ultra ThinLine can lay in the correct place on either side of the spine.
Would I buy it again?
In a heart beat! Love this pad and with only a few washes per year this will last for a long time. Prior believer in full sheepskin Mattes Pads only, for both durability and quality, I now think this is the sweetest pad ever.
Heavier than I thought it would be, and lays absolutely still under saddle. Shimmable, if that’s your fancy. Nothing bad to say about the Trifecta – and the price is on par with Dressage On A Dime!
Three colors available, this is the solid white. Showing it in different lights. Last picture is most representative of what it looks like. Best to keep it out of the sun for durability.
Two sizes, Medium and Large. Medium supposed to fit most saddles up to 17.5″ My County saddle has generous panels. If that’s you – just get the Large. No saddle panels hanging over the half pad panels allowed!
Love it – you can’t go wrong!