Beautiful sheepskin pads and numnahs highly recommend under an AH Saddle. They provide soft tissue expansion space, wick sweat so cooling the back, spread pressure, absorb some shock (from basic tests are comparable with a Prolite) and, if ordered with the correction system, provide extremely fine tunable shimming capabilities for rehab or seasonal change.
A huge range of styles are available, covering all the shapes of saddles I stock, and offering shapes at the back edge such as shaped numnahs, Eurofit with cutaways, and swallowtail Baroque as well as standard squares. Mattes offers a vast array of custom colours for the various components enabling full customisation, including velvets, sheen fabrics and plain cotton, a rainbow of sheepskin, binding and piping colours too. Prices range from £85 for a basic sheepskin half pad.
I only work with brands I truly love. For 12 years I worked with only one brand of saddle and one brand of saddle pad, but more recently I’ve had some exciting developments in my business and can now offer two brands for each. All four of these brands are exceptional in their field, offering manufacturing quality as well as performing well above any others that I’ve come across over the years.
None of the four are “tack shop” brands – they’re specialist, the best of the best and for my discerning customers who seek out the best solutions for the challenges they face for them and their horses.