- Clare Long
E.A. Mattes pad
For the dressage saddles, these are my favorite pads. They're made by Mattes. Yes, they're more expensive, I get it. But they're worth it. They have sheepskin, and they are, in my opinion, the best on the market. If you want to get the best dressage pad on the market, I think that this is it. Yes, it's expensive. But they last forever. You will never have to replace it.
Mattes pads are known worldwide for quality and design innovations. With Mattes Couture Collection Saddle Pads, you can create your own look in a Dressage EuroFit Pad by choosing from a wide selection of colors for quilt, sheepskin, binding and piping.
100% natural, high-density, high-quality genuine Suffolk/merino sheepskin molds perfectly to your horse’s back. It eliminates friction, allows air circulation and ventilation and provides superior padding and pressure distribution.
Designed without seams in the saddle area to eliminate pressure points or chafing. The unique shape eliminates pinching and rubbing, and the pommel has extra padding for comfort. Inner core is no-bounce Poly-Flex®. Quilted, heavy cotton top Sheepskin panels with Spine Free®. Please note that each piping is extra. Allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.
My favorite is this one:
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