Mattes Sheepskin Saddle pads have been designed in two layers, a double layer of specially made polyester felt fabric for shape retention and pressure equalization, and polyester wadding for padding. Mattes do not use any foam, neoprene or gel and as a result, the whole structure is fully breathable, very important on a sweating horse and something that many saddle pads just can’t deal with. The internal structure is covered with a blended cotton twill quilt material that will not fade even after the pad has been washed or cleaned.
The sheepskin on Mattes saddle pads is of very high quality, very dense and provides natural cushioning for the horse. You can choose a range of sheepskin options from the front only, front and rear as well as semi-lined or sickle-shaped underneath the saddle pad. Of course, if you don’t want sheepskin that’s no problem it is available without and we have many customers who order several different colours of saddle pads without the sheepskin.
There is so much more to a Mattes sheepskin saddle pad than just the colours and trims though. The Mattes square saddle pad has been designed to fit perfectly on your horse’s back with a high wither cut removing any pressure around the wither area. Mattes also make their square saddle pads in three styles to fit all purpose, jumping and dressage saddles and in four different sizes (many brands only make two) small, medium, large and extra large, so it doesn’t matter if you are riding a small pony or a shire horse, Mattes will have a saddle pad to fit.
In addition, Mattes has introduced helpful elements to their sheepskin saddle pads such as Mattes SPINEFREE ® which reliably prevents any pressure on the withers and spine. SADDLE-FIX ® a secure fastening system so that the centre strip of the saddle pad can be easily fixed to the saddle and the optional Mattes CORRECTION ® system, with a single or a double pocket that can hold up to three, felt inserts each 5 mm thick, that match the properties of a new saddle, padded with wool and horsehair and allow adjustments in the saddle position of up to 30mm. The correction system is extremely useful if your horse changes shape throughout the season.
By now you can probably appreciate why we only recommend Mattes sheepskin saddle pads, in all our years of retailing, we simply haven’t found anything better. They sit perfectly on the horse and they look amazing as well. In fact, we are so confident in recommending Mattes saddle pads, that if for any reason you are not happy with them, you can return them to us within 14 days for a full refund.
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Sarah R –
I loved the one I had made for a friend so much that I ordered one for myself. Just gorgeous and love the fact that you can change, colour, piping, logo shape etc The only downside is having to wait for it!! But really worth the wait. Amazing quality