Mattes have red saddle pads and even dark green saddle pads, something to suit everyone’s taste.
In fact there are more than 35 different shades to choose from. So whether you want red saddle pads, a Blue saddle pad or even a baby Pink Saddle pad, Mattes Equestrian can accommodate your specific requirements.
MATTES Equestrian use quilted fabric made of high quality cotton / polyester blend. To add the sheen look, special glossy fibres are incorporated, through the thicker layer of cotton making the quilting pattern shine and look even more stunningly luxurious.
Mattes SPINEFREE ® design reliably prevents any pressure on the withers and spine, each pad has a cut out area along the spine, that is regular width, or can be ordered with Extra wide wither Area for horses and ponies that have a prominent/high wither area or are ridden with a saddle that has a wide gullet. 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. Mattes do completely without foam, neoprene and gel. Therefore, the whole structure is fully air permeable.
The saddlecloth 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!
In order to obtain the correct Saddle Pad Size for your horse, there are two essential measurements you need to take in CENTIMETRES:
- Back Length – Along the Spine of the Pad, from Front to Back
- Depth – From Top to Bottom of the Pad.