You can opt for soft velvet instead of quilted fabric when configuring your pad, which particularly emphasizes its rounded, anatomical form. Available with full lambskin lining, the wear leather protects against abrasion. SPINEFREE® for your horse’s comfort and an optional one- or three-pocket CORRECTION® system.
A great all-rounder – for your horse and you too
The MATTES Round Western pad is available in sizes S, M , L, XL and XXL. The width of the sides can also be altered to suit your needs. We recommend full lambskin lining in one of more than 30 different colors across the whole underside, but the Round Western pad is also available without the lambskin lining if you prefer. The wear leather is available in black, brown and champagne. The top band, binding and up to three rows of decorative piping are available in almost 50 colors.
MATTES uses high-quality cotton/polyester blend quilted fabric. The Round Western can also be made in hard-wearing velvet on request; special lustrous fibers are woven into the fabric to give a striking look while the thick layer of padding makes the quilted pattern really stand out. Both quilted fabric and velvet are available in a wide range of colors – you can design your pad yourself.
Our SPINEFREE® design reliably prevents any pressure around the withers and spine.
The core of the Round Western 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. We completely avoid foam, neoprene, or gel, making the whole pad breathable.
The Round Western pad is available with the CORRECTION® System on request, with a choice of one or three pockets; we supply three 5 mm-thick felt shims (POLY-FLEX®) for each pocket, offering the same pressure relief as a good quality new saddle, 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!