Rio Pecos Velvet California Horse Western Saddle Pad
Rio Pecos Velvet California Horse Western Saddle pads have a unique angled lower edge to the pad, which makes them look fantastic underneath all types of western saddles.
All Rio Pecos Westerns Saddle pads allow for up to three optional correction pockets on each side of the pad as well as two panels with detachable lambskin and are available in sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL.
The depth of the sides can also be altered to suit the type of saddle you are using. You can choose from a wide range of color combinations in respect of the lambskin, top band, binding and rope trims. Replacement base pads and panels are available to order separately.
If you are looking for embroidered western saddle pads, this can also be accommodated with either, the Mattes logo or up to 12 letters in your choice of colours.
The Rio Picos Velvet Pad is made from a high quality, luxurious, but hard wearing velvet. Special lustrous fibres are woven into the fabric to give a striking look while the thick layer of padding makes the quilted pattern really stand out. These pads are also available in standard cotton or cotton sheen. The SPINEFREE® design reliably prevents any pressure around the withers and spine.
Unique to the Rio Pecos Range of Horse Western Saddle Pads, is the fully removable sheepskin lining, this 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 all Mattes 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. Mattes avoid the use of foam, neoprene or gel, making the whole pad breathable.
As mentioned above Rio Pecos Horse Western Saddle Pads are available with the CORRECTION® System on request, with a choice of one or three pockets on each side. Mattes 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!