Mattes Standard Velvet California Western Saddle Pad
The Standard Velvet California Western Saddle pad has a unique angled lower edge to the pad, which makes them look fantastic underneath all types of western saddles.
All Standard Western 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 width of the sides can also be altered to suit your needs.
The Standard Velvet California Western Saddle Pad is as the name suggests made from a luxurious but hard wearing velvet quilt. The quilt is the same pattern as used on cotton sheen pads and has a lovely sheen appearance. There is a choice of over 15 different quilt colours and once you include the trim options, there is an unlimited number of combinations. The Standard Velvet California western saddle pad is also available in standard cotton or cotton sheen quilt.
The standard velvet California western saddle pad differs to 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 Mattes 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. We completely avoid foam, neoprene or gel, making the whole pad breathable.
Mattes Velvet California 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.