Mattes Half Pad with Rear Trim- Dressage
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I thought all sheepskin half-pads were about the same until I received this as a gift. I have a custom saddle for my horse so it fits great but this half-pad has made the custom saddle fit even better! One of the great things about Mattes pads is they come in different sizes so they fit YOUR saddle. The XL works great for my 18 inch saddle. And the SpineFree design of the pad keeps the pad from bunching and compressing on my horse's back. I feel he's much more comfortable in this pad compared to my 'other' half-pad.
Ignore the price of the pad. You've already spent a ton of money on your horse, vet bills, saddle, tack, treats, etc. Spend a little extra to get a great pad.
January 3, 2013
This is one of the best I bought - but pricey. I get lots of compliments how nice the black pad looks with my black saddle. It has not faded. The velcro straps are much more durable then other brands.
June 12, 2012
Absolutely beautiful product. Use one and you will see why this company has the reputation for high quality.
May 1, 2012
This pad arrived timely and was exactly what I wanted. Unfortunately it (size Med) was too small. My saddle is only 17.5 . I emailed Smart Pak and they were very helpful regarding the return. It is currently back in the mail to them and I expect a large size will follow shortly.
All in all I am very happy with the product and service
December 14, 2011
Good quality half pad
A nice saddle pad that gets the job done. The sheepskin is good quality. It is certainly a bit pricey, but one of the nicer sheepskin pads out there. Really don't care for the cheap billet straps, though, I would expect something nicer in a pad of this price. I am probably going to cut them off.
September 19, 2011
Good Product, Good Price
This is a very nice sheepskin pad that SmartPak sells for the best price that I could find. Unlike other sheepskin pads that are made of one piece, this one uses fabric along the spine, thereby reducing pressure on the horse's spine. The fleece on the front and the back keep the saddle in place. I bought a Large for my 17 1/2" saddle and it fits very well.
August 30, 2011