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  1. #1
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    Default Mattes or Olgivy halfpad?

    Would you go with a Mattes half pad (sheepskin lined with shims) or an Ogilvy? I am buying a dressage saddle and want to purchase a new pad. Thoughts?



  2. #2
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    Mattes, hands down.



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    Mattes



  4. #4
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    Thanks! That is what I had before and loved it but everyone seems to want Olgivy ?? I am a Mattes fan though



  5. #5
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    My vote is Ogilvy, hands down.



  6. #6
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    Ogilvy!



  7. #7
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    I have both and LOVE the Ogilvy. Might just be my gelding with a princess and the pea complex, but when I switched from the Mattes to the Ogilvy his back freed up considerably right away!



  8. #8
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    Mattes, hands down.

    Super nice quality. SUPER, which is why I got this pad. Mine is black. Matches dirt better.



  9. #9
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    I just got a Mattes and so far it has made such a big difference for my guy!



  10. #10
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    I have both and actually like the Mattes better. The Ogilvy has not rocked our worlds like I hoped.



  11. #11
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    I have a leather saddlerite (I believe that's what it's called) pad and I quite like it.



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