Standard velvet square western saddle pad
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Standard Velvet Square Western Saddle Pad


  • Sizes S, M, L, XL and XXL
  • Depth :36cm, 40cm or 45cm
  • Luxurious Velvet Quilt
  • Sheepskin Options: None or Fully Lined Sheepskin.
  • The sheepskin on this pad is fixed, if you need removable sheepskin, choose the Rio Pecos Version of this pad
  • Finest Quality Sheepskin, hand selected and tanned in own Tannery in Germany.
  • 2 pocket or 6 pocket CORRECTION ® system
  • 100% Bespoke, made to your exact colour combination, hundreds of variations possible.
  • Please see our Buyers Guide for current delivery times on Bespoke Products


Standard Velvet Square Western Saddle Pad

The Standard Velvet Square Western Saddle Pad, with its squared-off lower edge, clearly defined edges, has up to three correction pockets on each side and two separate panels with detachable lambskin and 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 protection is available in black, brown and champagne. The top band, binding and up to three rows of decorative piping are available in almost 50 colours.

The Standard Velvet Square 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 Square western saddle pad is also available in standard cotton or cotton sheen quilt.

The standard velvet square 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 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. We completely avoid foam, neoprene or gel, making the whole pad breathable.

Mattes Velvet Square 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!

Additional information

Weight 1.8 kg
Dimensions 35 × 46 × 14 cm