EA Mattes Gold Correction Half Pad - Custom Sizes

$320.00
In stock
SKU
206640

The Custom EA Mattes Gold Wool Correction Half Pad is a shimmable pad made from the same design and high quality materials as the sheepskin half pad but features 1 1/4" dense, high loft wool bonded to fabric instead of the full sheepskin panels. The front trim is still made with real sheepskin, so you can have the look of an expensive pad at a more budget friendly price. The sheepskin trim will match the pad (black or white), the underside wool will be natural.

The correction pad has special pockets which allow you to insert Mattes Polyflex shims (or another brand such as Thinline)in order to help level your saddle and improve the fit. A well fitted saddle in a stable position will help both the horse and rider to perform and communicate better with greater comfort. The shims can be changed over time as your horse changes shape or to accommodate different saddles making this pad a must have for trainers who ride multiple horses.

  • Shaped to fit
  • Underside is 1 1/4" heavy pile wool bonded to fabric (no sheepskin)
  • Front roll is made of real sheepskin dyed black or white to match the pad
  • Pockets to accomodate front and rear shims
  • 6 front and 6 rear polyflex shims included with the pad (additional shims can be purchased separately)
  • Quilted pad is durable and maintains its shape so it stays in place
  • Billet straps

    This page is for customized sizes only. To order a medium or large Mattes Pad of this type, please see the regular item.

The SPINEFREE® design reliably prevents any pressure around the withers and spine. The secure SADDLE-FIX® system allows the top seam of the half-pad to sit comfortably in the gullet of the saddle.


The core of the half-pad is made of two layers: POLY-FLEX® (a deep-needled polyester felt) is used to maintain the shape and spread the pressure, while polyester wadding provides padding. They completely avoid foam, neoprene or gel, making the whole pad breathable.


This page is for the non-customized sizes only. To order a small or extra-large Mattes Pad of this type, please see the Custom Sizes item.

Comes with 3 5 mm-thick felt shims (POLY-FLEX®) for each pocket, padded with wool and horsehair. MATTES developed the CORRECTION® System to allow flexible and easy changes to saddle fit by up to 30 mm: to easily compensate for the rapid physical development of young horses in training, for horses that have been out of work for some time, or for trained horses which change shape a lot during the competition season, whenever quick alterations are needed. Simply add extra shims, or just as importantly, remove them, to suit the horse’s changing shape. It is crucial to balance out long-term irregularities in conformation. These should never be corrected by adjusting the saddle itself.

More Information
Saddle Pad TypeAll Purpose, Dressage, Half Pads
Sale TypeRegular Price Items
BrandE.A. Mattes
SKU206640

All sales on this item are final unless the item is defective or not as ordered. Non-returnable items include:

  • Custom Items
  • Manufacturer's closeouts
  • Tent Sale Items
  • Flash Sale Items
  • Face masks
  • Undergarments
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