Mattes Standard Cotton Square Western Saddle Pad
The Standard Cotton Square Western Saddle Pad looks good under any western saddle. This pad is in stock
If you’d prefer a more customizable option click The Standard Western pad is also available in hard-wearing velvet or cotton sheen quilt (the cotton sheen has the same quilting style as the velvet).
The standard cotton square western saddle blanket differs from the Rio Pecos Range of pads in that the sheepskin is not detachable. The upside is that the overall cost of the pad is less. The downside is that you are unable to detach the sheepskin for cleaning or purchase a replacement.
The SPINEFREE® design reliably prevents any pressure around the withers and spine.
The core of the Mattes Western saddle pad is 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. We completely avoid foam, neoprene or gel, making the whole pad breathable.
This pad includes the Mattes Correction System with three pockets. They 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!
The depth of this pad is 36cm which is the standard depth.