One of the best half pads available, the Mattes Equestrian Bespoke Luxury Sheepskin Half Pad offers hundreds of possible combinations of colours, trims and premium sheepskin, you can even customize the velcro straps!
MATTES Equestrian uses quilted fabric made of high quality cotton sheen/ polyester blend. Optionally, they also make the saddle blanket out of cotton and wear-resistant velvet
For a perfect appearance special glossy fibers are incorporated, through the thicker layer of cotton making the quilting pattern look more sublime. For both the cotton fabric and velvet there is a a wide range of colors – you may design yourself.
Mattes SPINEFREE ® design reliably prevents any pressure on the withers and spine. With the secure fastening system SADDLE-FIX ®, the center strip of the saddle blanket can be easily fixed in the saddle compartment.
Mattes Equestrian design the core of the saddle blanket in two layers: POLY-FLEX ® (a needle-punched needled felt) is used for shape retention and pressure equalization, polyester wadding for padding. The pad is made completely without foam, neoprene and gel. Therefore, the whole structure is fully air permeable.
The half pad can be ordered with the CORRECTION ® system, optionally with a single or a double bag; Each bag comes with three felt inserts (POLY-FLEX ® ), each 5 mm thick, with print properties that match those of a good new saddle padded with wool and horsehair.
MATTES has developed the CORRECTION ® system to allow adjustments to the saddle position flexibly, easily and up to 30 mm: To correct for rapid physical development of young horses in training, in horses after a long service life, or in trained horses, during change the tournament season a lot, just when fast changes have to be made up for. By reinforcing the insoles, or just as important to reducing them, when the change demands it. Very important is the compensation of permanent irregularities in physique. These should never be corrected with a change to the saddle itself!
- Length – Measure along the horses top line – ensure at least 5cm clearance
- Width – Around the Leg where the boot will sit