Mattes Half Pad- All Purpose
My Best Friend!
My horse got a terrible blanket run on her withers right before show season. I had already qualified for a national competition with her and it wouldn't heal. It was in jumping, and she was refusing everything because it hurt so bad. THIS was the only pad she would jump in because it put weight on the sides of her back and lifted it off her spine and withers and I'm a silver medalist because of it! LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
October 8, 2012
Couldn't live without it!
The combination of a Mattes half pad and an Ultra Thinline pad have made a world of a difference in my horse's comfort and way of going. I never ride without them anymore! The Mattes sheepskin really is the best quality, so even though you pay more, the pads stand the test of time. Mine has been used every time I ride for almost four years, and it still works great. I love how the spine is open to allow for a better fit!
I have two Mattes half pads (this one for schooling, and one with rear trim for showing), and both are surprisingly easy to care for. They take a while to dry after being washed, but if you let them dry properly and brush them regularly, the fibers keep their fluffy density. Use a square pad between this and your horse, and you will get many years of use!
June 4, 2012
Mattes half pad
This is a wonderful pad. I have two mattes half pads now, and both of my horses are moving better!! No sore backs or girthiness.... I highly recommend these.
June 1, 2011
I have had my original Mattes Half-Pad for about 7 years now, and it is still in perfect condition. I use it every time I ride and it is still like new. I just bought a second one so that I would have a back up for when I wash one. I would never consider any other brand!
May 12, 2011
Great Pad, Only one turn-off
This is a great pad, made from high quality fleece, doesn't shed. The only thing I don't like about the pad is the bulky front, in front of the pommel. This is a personal dislike, I just don't care for the bulk in front of my saddle, sometimes gets in the way of hands.
December 25, 2010
This is a worthwhile half pad to purchase, but I would recommend spending the extra money to buy the mattes half pad with rear trim, because the rear trim looks much nicer. Othewise I like the pad, and it is effective. My horse had back problems, and this pad helped with relieving pressure.
April 6, 2010