Rio Pecos Cotton Sheen Custom Western Saddle Pads, with their squared-off lower edge, clearly defined edges, up to three correction pockets on each side and two separate panels with detachable lambskin, is 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 protectors are available in black, brown and champagne. The top band, binding and up to three rows of decorative piping are available in almost 50 colours. Replacement base pads and panels are available to order separately.
The Rio Pecos cotton Sheen saddle pad as the name suggests is made from a high-quality cotton/polyester sheen quilt fabric. The quilt pattern is the same as the velvet saddle pad range but offers a choice of many more colours. The Square saddle pad can also be purchased in a standard cotton quilt material.
The SPINEFREE® design reliably prevents any pressure around the withers and spine.
Unique to the Rio Pecos Range of Western Saddle Pads, is the fully removable sheepskin lining, which makes keeping your sheepskin clean much easier than having to wash the whole pad. Mattes has their own range of Melp Cleaning fluid, especially designed for their sheepskin
The core of Rio Pecos Custom 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. The avoidance of foam, neoprene or gel, makes the whole pad breathable.
These are western saddle pads with shims, as Rio Pecos Custom 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.
Simply add extra shims, or just as importantly, remove them, to suit the horse’s changing shape. It is crucial to balance out long-term irregularities in conformation. These should never be corrected by adjusting the saddle itself!