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Mattes custom pads...great price.

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    #21
    My pads are exactly the same fabric and sheepskin as the one I bought here in the states. They are heavy, thick, and I can see no difference.
    "Argue for your limitations and you get to keep them."
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    • #22
      Can anybody tell me the difference function wise between the rolled sheepskin on the back of the half pad versus no roll on the back?

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      • #23
        Is the pad with "saddle seat area only sheepskin" - does it cover the entire back or is there a break for the "bridge" of the pad (if you know what I mean?).

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        • #24
          Originally posted by XHalt View Post
          It's not the same, thinner and more synthetic.

          And thanks for the return tip!!
          How is the sheepskin quality?

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          • #25
            Originally posted by rockfordbuckeye View Post
            Is the pad with "saddle seat area only sheepskin" - does it cover the entire back or is there a break for the "bridge" of the pad (if you know what I mean?).
            They all have a gullet where there is no sheepskin. Make sure you do the design your own. You can choose seat only or seat and panels.
            We have bought 2 at 2 different times and the sheepskin quality is high. Very plush. Real pelts.
            "The mighty oak is a nut who stood its ground"

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            • #26
              The roll on the back adds length to the pad. For a shorter backed horse, you would most likely want to skip it.
              "The mighty oak is a nut who stood its ground"

              "...you'll never win Olympic gold by shaking a carrot stick at a warmblood..." see u at x

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              • #27
                Originally posted by big_red_ottb View Post
                How is the sheepskin quality?
                Sheepskin is the same as the US pads.

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                • #28
                  How long after you place your order does it take for the email to come for payment request? I placed an order 3 days ago but have not yet received any emails. I thought it odd it doesn't request payment when you order the pad.

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                  • #29
                    Originally posted by QHF View Post
                    How long after you place your order does it take for the email to come for payment request? I placed an order 3 days ago but have not yet received any emails. I thought it odd it doesn't request payment when you order the pad.
                    Not even a week in our case...
                    Last edited by Duchessa; Dec. 29, 2012, 12:15 PM.

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                    • #30
                      It's such a shame that they don't ship to Canada...

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                      • #31
                        Ordered myself a new show pad today! I'll post pics when it gets here side by side with my US mattes halfpad I already own
                        www.destinationconsensusequus.com
                        chaque pas est fait ensemble

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                        • #32
                          It arrived today. It's perfect!!! Oh and it's labeled platinum (sewn in to the pad)
                          www.destinationconsensusequus.com
                          chaque pas est fait ensemble

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                          • #33
                            I ride in an 18" saddle, and I'm not sure what size to order. Do you think the 17 1/2 - 18" would be big enough?
                            Moving on doesn't mean you forget about things. It just means you have to accept what happended and continue living.

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                            • #34
                              That's what I ordered but I don't have a back roll
                              www.destinationconsensusequus.com
                              chaque pas est fait ensemble

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                              • #35
                                Has anyone received their pad? I'm contemplating ordering one but wanted to get some input from those who have received theirs first!

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                                • #36
                                  Mine took exactly 30 days from order to arrival. It's exactly what I ordered and platinum quality.
                                  I went ahead and placed another order
                                  www.destinationconsensusequus.com
                                  chaque pas est fait ensemble

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                                  • #37
                                    I just placed my order I am very excited

                                    Petstorejunkie can you post photos I wanna see!!
                                    One day you'll wake up and there wont be any more time to do what you've always wanted to do. Do it NOW!

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                                    • #38
                                      The sheepskin IS NOT the same as the Mattes pads that I ordered through SmartPak and Dover. It is lovely, but it is not as dense and is more ornamental fleece than the super duty fleece that came on the SmartPak/Dover ordered pads. That said, they are sure pretty to look at, and the piping is available triple, where when I ordered through SmartPak/Dover only a double piping was offered. I guess the words to describe the fleece would be less dense and more loosly piled. Mine took 7-8 weeks and unfortunatly missed Christmas, but overall I got what I paid for both times!

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                                      • #39
                                        Originally posted by ewells View Post
                                        I just placed my order I am very excited

                                        Petstorejunkie can you post photos I wanna see!!
                                        My phone any my Flickr account don't like each other. When I am back at a real computer ill upload a few for you.

                                        Fwiw I compared the fleece to my grey mattes half pad I purchased via Dover 3 years ago and they (aside from color) are identical. Neither are as thick as my saddle fitters old mattes pads, but hers are 6-8 years old.
                                        www.destinationconsensusequus.com
                                        chaque pas est fait ensemble

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                                        • #40
                                          Well, I placed my order in mid December and immediately received an order confirmation stating that I would receive a follow up email requesting payment. I still have not received a thing. I then sent a follow up request stating this a week ago and still nothing. At this point, I'm not feeling very warm and fuzzy about ordering from them.

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