|Mattes Dressage Correction Half Pad with Pocket for Shims. Mattes half pads fit neatly under the saddle and can be used directly on the horse's back, or on top a quilted pad. This correction pad includes pockets for shims so that you can fine tune your saddle fit.
Why is E.A. Mattes the world's leading sheepskin brand?
Unsurpassed quality, function, durability and appearance elevate Mattes beyond the competition. All Mattes products are made from 100% natural sheepskin. The properties of natural sheepskin included heat dissemination and breathability, as well as the capability to eliminate friction and bounce. This cannot imitated by wool pile, artificial fiber products, or foam.
The design of Mattes sheepskin pads follow the contours of the horse's back with no edges. Most importantly, the patented Spine Free Design™, and the anatomically correct top line provide unbeatable protection. The spine is not in contact with any seams, fabric, or tension. This eliminates the risk of rubs and pressure on this very sensitive area. There are no seams in the hides; therefore no rough edges, particularly after washing.
What is the Mattes Correction System?
No pad can make a bad saddle fit, however, the Correction System will help maintain balance and straightness with horses that change form through the season, have asymmetries, or other similar situations. This system uses Poly-Flex shims that are slipped into pockets on the pad, allowing adjustments to be made easily. The Poly-Flex shims are very resilient and do not bottom out like foam or other materials. The shims 5mm thick, designed to be layered, and are easily trimmed with scissors to taper the ends and create a pressure free fit is multiple shims are necessary.
Poly-Flex Shims sold separately.