Mattes Correction Half Pad with Pockets for Shims- All Purpose
I had waited forever to purchase this pad, trying other less expensive ones. I should have saved my money and started with the Mattes Pad. It is like riding on a pillow, and helps to keep me up in position on my horse who has a bit of a slope in his back. I can't attest to the durability because I haven't had it long, but my friend has had hers for quite a while and its still in beautiful shape. LOVE this pad!
February 19, 2013
Expensive, but worth it
I put off buying this pad for about a year and a half. Wish I had not waited! Have a 14 year old TB with kissing spine (among other issues) and it has made all the difference. He is clearly so much more comfortable and moving so much better. Especially with the cold weather, he works out of his tightness so quickly and feels like a new horse. I might go so far as to say this pad has changed my life, not to mention my horse's! Have not had it long enough to know durability, but the quality seems very good. I have a 17" Butet and the medium fits perfectly (initially ordered the large and it was enormous). If you have a horse with back issues (don't they all?) this is the pad for you. Certainly is for me.
January 15, 2013
Can't Go Withouth This!!!
Literally, I can't ride without this! My horse has a really bouncy canter and this is really helping it to feel smoother. I think it is helping him to feel a lot better. It was a big price, but you can't put a price on your horse's comfort!
December 24, 2012
a great half pad
This is a good, easy-to-use system, which is perfect for my horse's changing back as we get him muscled up.
October 1, 2012
Best Correction Half Pad
Purchased because I have seen others in the barn that have been used for years and are still in great shape! The shim pockets are exactly what we needed and the quality is exceptional.
August 28, 2012
Recommended saddle pad
pad was recommended by knowledgeable equine people for my high withered horse. She seems happy with it on and I don't have any back pain when I get off. Seems to have lived up to hype. I haven't had it long enough to rate durability. Only con is the price.
July 9, 2012