Contoured half pad with “spine-free” channel, sheepskin panels and rear trim. No billet straps. Unique slotted design allows strap from bottom pad to feed through half pad directly to the saddle for a no-hassle fit.
Available in White/White or Black/Black in All Purpose. Dressage shape- special order.
Additional colors and sizes by Special Order.
E.A. Mattes Sheepskin Pads are made with only the finest quality sheepskin and a one-at-a-time mentality that ensures product quality. Pads are handmade from start to finish with attention to detail that is unparalleled. Each hide is thoroughly inspected, hand picked for quality, and made with full hides to ensure no seams contact the horse’s back.
Design – The anatomically correct topline design of Mattes Sheepskin Pads follows the contours of the horse’s back and allows for a perfect fit under the saddle. The patented SPINE FREE® Design ensures the spine is not in contact with any seams, fabric, or tension which eliminates the risk of rubs and pressure on the sensitive area of the back around the spine.
Function – Sheepskin has long been known for its amazing natural properties including heat dissemination, breathability, and the ability to eliminate friction and bounce. This cannot be imitated by wool pile, artificial fiber product, or foam.
Care Instructions – Wash with MELP, a detergent that includes regreasing properties to keep sheepskin in top condition. Regular detergents can dry the sheepskin and lessen the quality of the pad. Hand or machine wash in cold water on the gentle setting. Gently pull into shape. Lay flat to dry. Do not expose to sun or dry with heat. Do not bleach.