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Mattes Half Pad- Dressage

EA Mattes
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As riders and online shoppers, we know it can be tough to buy a new bridle or pair of boots without trying them on. That's why we moved the fitting room to your living room (or barn)! From breeches to blankets, if you or your horse can try it on, you can return it, free! Just use the pre-paid return label included in your order within 60 days from the purchase date. And of course, please make sure the item is in like-new condition with original packaging (we said 'fitting room', not 'war room'!).

Why We Love This

Mattes pads are designed to be form fitting to reduce pressure points and distribute the rider’s weight evenly. All Mattes pads incorporate a high wither with an anatomically correct curvature to prevent pinching or rubbing in the gullet area of the saddle. The pommel area on every Mattes pad is overlapped with sheepskin to ensure the pad stays in place and does not shift or slide. Use the Mattes Half Pad with your existing pad and secure the fit with self-VELCRO® brand closures.

Available in Black, White, or Custom Colors.

Made in Poland.

Favorite Features

  • Designed with the Dressage rider in mind
  • Billet strap with self-VELCRO® brand closure
  • Breathable
  • Washable- we recommend using Melp to care for this pad and extend its life
  • Custom options to make the pad your own

Sizing

Measurements:
Medium – 20½” Spine
Large – 22½” Spine
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    Mattes Half Pad- Dressage is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from
    Date published: 2013-01-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Would buy again
    Date published: 2012-04-17
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Okay but dont like the "wool" Feels fake and wonder if it will hold up. Thinking I paid for a name not for qaulity with this one
    Date published: 2011-11-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from
    Date published: 2011-08-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from does the job recommended by my trainer as the saddle kept slipping forward. this cures the problem. also many girths irritated the horse's sensitive skin and this does not
    Date published: 2011-07-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mattes Pad
    Date published: 2009-11-09
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Glad I didn't pay Retail!! When you buy a Mattes pad, you are PAYING FOR THE NAME! Yes, the sheepskin is thick and dense. BUT -- it feels more like synthetic, or like wool, as it isn't very soft. And the fit is really weird -- I got the medium size Dressage to go under my Niedersuss, and it either bunches up or leaves a huge gap under it around the withers. I wish I had gotten an Equine Comfort, Fleeceworks, or even Centaur or Eous pad instead-- I think my money would have been better spent on of those brands. I could have even gotten a correction-shim pad from those for the price of this! :(
    Date published: 2009-11-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pad I was very pleased with the quality of this pad. It was just what my horse needed to make the saddle fit.
    Date published: 2009-10-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mattes Pad There are many fleece pads on the market today. Mattes continues to be the only one that offers the fit, comfort and durability that every day use requires.
    Date published: 2009-07-16
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