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EA Mattes (#17282)

Mattes Custom Half Pad with Rear Trim- Dressage

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Overview

Why We Love This

The Mattes Half Pad w/ Rear Trim-Dressage provides extra protection for your horses back while taking advantage of all the benefits sheepskin has to offer! Can be used over a thin pad or directly on the horses back. Helps to hold your saddle in place while staying breathable and moisture wicking. Please note that the back of your saddle should not sit on the rear fleece trim.

Made in Poland.

Please select customization using "Add Customization" button above. Please note, Mattes does not recommend a light quilt with a dark sheepskin as the sheepskin may bleed onto the quilt.

Favorite Features

  • Available in custom colors!
  • Billet strap with self-Velcro closure
  • Rear fleece trim
  • Recommend caring with Melp to extend the lifetime and quality of your pad
Key Specifications
  • Top Material: Cotton
  • Underside Material: Sheepskin
  • Shimmable: No
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Measurements:
Medium – 21.25" spine (16.5-17" saddles)
Large – 23" spine (17.5-18" saddles)
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Specifications
Top Material Cotton
Underside Material Sheepskin
Shimmable No
Customizable Yes - required
Special Features sheepskin at the pommel and cantle help saddle stay in place and can aid in saddle fit. Breathable and moisture wicking.
Reviews
Mattes Custom Half Pad with Rear Trim- Dressage is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I scored big!!!!! My wife was looking for a pad like this and was just really hesitant to pull the trigger. So what does a smart husband do....Order from Smartpak. I knew they had a good return policy, so why not. It worked out great and I don’t even need the return policy, she loves it. Mark that as a huge win for the hubby.
Date published: 2021-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes, it's worth it I must have placed this item in my cart and removed 10 times over the past year. How could it actually be worth the price? Is it really THAT good? Yes. This is a well made pad that holds up and provides supreme comfort. I use under my dressage saddle, and it fits very well. I panicked one day after the edge creeped past my saddle pad and got all sweaty. I let it dry, brushed it off, and you couldn't even tell! This pad is durable!
Date published: 2016-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Bought it a few weeks ago. Got the extra large. Fits my 18 and a 1/2 inch dressage saddle great. Doesn't slip at all
Date published: 2016-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tried several brands, Mattes was best This is the best pad I've seen. It's so thick I'm unable to touch the base of the pad with my fingers. The real test was on my horse. He doesn't have the soreness he had with the other brand sheepskin. Night and day! The difference was so dramatic my sister-in-law is looking into purchasing the same one.
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality! You get what you pay for when you go for the mattes pad. It is durable and stays in the right spot.
Date published: 2014-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Keeps shape & is so soft! My girl and I both love this half pad. I had borrowed a Mattes pad from a friend and just had to have one of my own. I decided to purchase one with the rear trim and I love it even more! Fabulous product!
Date published: 2013-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from mattes half pad with rear trim-Dressage I know I will love this pad. I had recently and frequently used a Mattes half pad as a bit of support for my Warmblood. The pad provided that extra cushion over his withers and kidneys that made his workout more comfortable for him. I haven't been able to use this one due to weather, but I am looking forward to being able to use it next week. Thank you, Smart-Pak. The cost is well worth the product.
Date published: 2013-12-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing I had a custom Stackhouse saddle made for Lego, my upper level dressage horse.  Lego had the summer off because of my health problems.  That being said, Mr. Stackhouse told me he was going to make the saddle to fit Lego a bit larger to accommodate the muscle he would develop once training began.  I have done business with SmartPak for 2 years and have been very happy with their recommendation so I asked them about sheepskin half pads.  They recommended mattes.  I love this pad.  It is excellent quality and both Lego and I recommend it.
Date published: 2013-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great halfpad! These are very pricey but they are by far the best sheepskin half-pads. The sheepskin on these is much higher quality than any other half-pad out there. It stays nice and fluffy. My only complaint is that you have to order a custom pad with takes many weeks if you want the natural colored sheepskin. The price is about the same, but a much longer wait. I went with the white and am very happy with it. Also ordered the one without billet straps because I ride in a monoflap saddle. I use the dressage large for my 17.5" dressage and jumping saddles.
Date published: 2013-11-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgrade to a Mattes! 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.
Date published: 2013-01-03
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