Mattes Custom Standard Performer Western Saddle Pad
Mattes Standard Performer Western Saddle Pads are defined by the angled lower stepped edge on the bottom of the saddle pad. Up to three optional correction pockets can be incorporated on each side and two separate panels with detachable lambskin. Standard Performer Western saddle pads are available in sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL.
The width of the sides can also be altered to suit your needs. Choose from more than 30 different lambskin colours; the leather side protection is available in black, brown and champagne. The top band, binding and up to three rows of decorative piping are available in almost 50 colours.
There is a choice of over 60 different quilt colours and once you include the trim options, there is an unlimited number of combinations. The Standard Western Performer saddle pad is also available in hard-wearing velvet or standard cotton quilt.
The standard Performer western saddle pad differs from Rio Pecos Saddle Pads because the sheepskin is not detachable. The upside is that the overall cost of the pad is less. The downside is that you are unable to detach the sheepskin for cleaning or purchase a replacement.
The SPINEFREE® design reliably prevents any pressure around the withers and spine.
The core of Mattes Western Saddle Pads are made of two layers: POLY-FLEX® (a deep-needled polyester felt) is used to maintain the shape and spread the pressure, while polyester wadding provides padding and allows air to flow through the fabric. We completely avoid foam, neoprene or gel, making the whole pad breathable.
Standard Performer Western Saddle Pads are available with the CORRECTION® System on request, with a choice of one or three pockets; we supply three 5 mm-thick felt shims (POLY-FLEX®) for each pocket, offering the same pressure relief as a good quality new saddle, padded with wool and horsehair.
MATTES developed the CORRECTION® system to allow flexible and easy changes to saddle fit by up to 30 mm: to easily compensate for the rapid physical development of young horses in training, for horses that have been out of work for some time, or for trained horses which change shape a lot during the competition season, whenever quick alterations are needed.