EA Mattes Platinum Square Correction Pad

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The Mattes Square Correction Pad with Pockets for Shims is a classic, show worthy, square dressage pad with special pockets allowing you to add shims to help improve the fit of your saddle. Made with the highest quality, 100% Sheepskin. The sheepskin panels under the saddle offer protection from pressure and hot spots while the "bare," or unlined flaps minimize bulk under the rider's leg. E. A. Mattes Platinum Sheepskin is the leader in sheepskin pads for quality, density, resilience, and purpose. Designed with no seams on the highest grade sheepskin available.

The Mattes Correction Pad incorporates 4 pockets along the spine 2 front pockets and 2 rear pockets. The Poly Flex shims (6 included) are 5mm thick, very resilient and do not bottom out like foam or other materials. They can be layered and easily trimmed with scissors to create a pressure free fit. MATTES uses high quality cotton/polyester blend quilted fabric for the rest of the pad.

  • The flaps are quilted with a layer of poly flex, a material that absorbs energy and eliminates bounce
  • Made from 100% natural sheepskin

  • Natural sheepskin provides heat dissemination and breathability, as well as the capability to eliminate friction and bounce
  • Sheepskin panels under the saddle
  • Mattes pads use a single piece of sheepskin to eliminate seams

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

The core of the 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. 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.

Mattes sheepskin should be dried thoroughly after each ride or at the end of each day. Let it air dry overnight, upside down and brush the wool with a stiff brush to loosen up and remove dirt and hair. The Mattes special detergent, MELP, is highly concentrated and designed for sheepskin products. Regular detergents can easily harden the leather and can render the wool brittle or matted. Machine washable on gentle cycle in cold water. Air fluff in dryer with no heat. Do not dry completely, while still damp gently pull into shape. Lay flat to finish drying. Do Not expose to sun or dry on a radiator. Do not use chlorine bleach!

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

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EA Mattes Platinum Square Correction Pad