The Mattes Sheepskin Half Pad with shims is certainly one of the best half pads you can buy and now available as an in stock item. The Mattes half pad is so versatile, it can be configured in many different ways. Choose from three different styles, All Purpose, Dressage or Jumping, plus 3 different sheepskin options, none, Front and Underside, or Front/Rear and Underside
Mattes half pad with shims is now stocked at Mattes European Warehouse and is available on a 2 week delivery to us (plus shipping time to you). Its perfect if you want the luxury and functionality, without the need for 100% customization, where receiving your item quickly is more important
Mattes SPINEFREE ® design reliably prevents any pressure on the withers and spine. With the secure fastening system SADDLE-FIX ®, the center strip of the Mattes shimmable half pad can be easily fixed in the saddle compartment. Mattes Equestrian design the core of the half pad 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.
This half pad is supplied with the 4 pocket correction system (2 pockets each side) and includes 3 shims per pocket.
The Mattes correction pad was developed 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!
If don’t need an off the shelf version, but would like to see what variations of half pad are available, click here to see the complete range of half pads
and use our own configurator software to design and view your half pad before you buy.