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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul. 22, 2008
    Rochester, NY

    Default Saddle pads like Mattes without the premium price tag?

    Title pretty much says it all. Looking for something with the wither relief/padding, but for less than a gazillion dollars. Dressage or AP, not a half pad.
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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr. 14, 2002
    Michigan The Hunt Country

    Default Tack of the Day

    (TOTD) has Mattes as an itim this week--get the real thing for much less--wear like iron but be sure to get the right size.!!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan. 19, 2009


    Have you looked at the Dover version? I don't think the sheepskin is quite as nice, but the price is good.

    Personally, I have two Mattes and think they're worth the money - they last forever!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Sep. 11, 2007


    I can recommend the saddle pads from this seller. Top quality, good fit!

    PS: Looks like the prices went up - I think I paid about $30 a couple months ago

  5. #5


    I highly recommend the Engel sheepskin pads, nice thick sheepskin comparable to Mattes and at a great price!

    You can buy them here.
    Last edited by pippa553; Apr. 18, 2010 at 03:50 PM. Reason: wrong link... grrrr

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb. 4, 2006


    We have almost all Mattes pads and two off-brand ones, including one from Dover. The other offbrand that I can't remember the name of right now works pretty well, but the dover one is crappy - it doesn't stay in place and isn't fitted enough. I would definitely save my pennies and get a Mattes. They're worth the cost.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug. 15, 2002
    Rocky Mountain High


    I was going to say but then I reread your post and saw you said no half pads.

    They also have this pad but it's getting up there with the price of a Mattes so I'm not sure it'll be at all helpful.
    "These are my principles. If you do not like them, I have others." --Groucho Marx

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct. 20, 2001
    San Jose, CA


    I love my Engel halfpads. They are great quality and the price is terrific. I buy them at, which offers free shipping in the US. They have full pads and half pads:

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