Mattes Dressage Correction Half Pad fits neatly under the saddle and can be used directly on the horse's back, or on top of a quilted pad that has a similar shaped top line. The Mattes Correction System is designed to enhance saddle fit as no pad can make a bad saddle fit, however, the correction pad will help maintain balance and straightness with horses that change form through the season, have asymmetries, or other similar situations. The Mattes Correction Pad incorporates 4 pockets along the spine; 2 front pockets and 2 rear pockets. The Poly-Flex shims (6 included) are 5mm thick, very resilient and do not bottom out like foam or other materials. They can be layered and easily trimmed with scissors to create a pressure free fit.
Unsurpassed quality, function, durability and appearance makes E.A. Mattes the World's Leading Sheepskin Brand! All Mattes products are made from 100% natural sheepskin. The properties of natural sheepskin include heat dissemination and breathability, as well as the capability to eliminate friction and bounce. This can not be imitated by wool pile, artificial fiber products, or foam. All of Mattes sheepskin pads follow the contours of the horse's back with no sharp edges. The patented Spine Free Design, and anatomically correct top line provide unbeatable protection. The spine is not in contact with any seams, fabric, or tension giving your horse ultimate comfort.
Mattes sheepskin should be dried thoroughly after each ride or at the end of each day. Let it air dry overnight, upside down and brush the wool with a stiff brush to loosen up and remove dirt and hair. The Mattes special detergent, MELP, is highly concentrated and designed for sheepskin products. Regular detergents can easily harden the leather and can render the wool brittle or matted. Machine washable on gentle cycle in cold water. Air fluff in dryer with no heat. Do not dry completely, while still damp gently pull into shape. Lay flat to finish drying. Do Not expose to sun or dry on a radiator. Do not use chlorine bleach!
Sizes, Length of Top Line: Small*, 18.5" (fits 16-16.5" saddles) Medium, 21.25" (fits 17-17.5" saddles) Large, 23" (fits 18-18.5" saddles) Extra-Large*, 24.5" (fits Endurance Saddles)
*Please note: small and xlarge sizes are by special order, will take 6 to 9 weeks for delivery and are non-refundable and non-returnable. Please ask all questions before ordering by calling us at 877-322-7387. Once you have placed your order for a small or xlarge pad, you will be charged and the order cannot be cancelled.