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Mattes Sound Proof Ear Bonnet

2024 Show Season MUST HAVES

The 2024 show season is underway (where does the time go!?)! We’ve taken the liberty of making you a little list of equipment essentials you NEED going into that first horse show of the year. Horse feeling a little…err..fresh going into horse show #1 this year? Help him tune out the noise with a Mattes…
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Amerigo Serial Number

How to read your Amerigo Saddle’s serial number

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Amerigo Saddle Serial Number One Saddle. One Code. Each Amerigo saddle is tailored-made to order and features its own “identity code“, a serial number indicating the model. The Serial Number is located on the underside of the sweat flap on the left-hand side. How to read your saddle’s unique code. A typical serial number 175…
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Massage Vs. Magnetic. Which one should I use?

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Animal physiotherapy, including Massage and Magnetic use, has become increasingly popular for the maintenance of horses in recent years, but do we really know which product is best suited to use on our horses and when? Magnetic Magnets have been used on both horses and humans for many, many years. Magnetic fields have been seen to…
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MELP Mattes Product Cleaner

Keep Your Mattes Product Warranty In Force

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It’s not by chance that sheepskin is used in the making of Mattes pads. The special properties of sheepskin are not replicated by any other material. For more than 150 years 😮 E.A.Mattes has specialized in sheepskin hides. They source the majority of their sheepskin from Australia, and they know a thing or two about…
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Massage Pad – Summary of Test Results

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Clinical Trials – Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad Equilibrium Products are dedicated to creating carefully designed products that improve the well-being and comfort of the horse. All Equilibrium products are thoroughly researched, tested and quality checked. The Equilibrium Therapy Massage Pad has been independently tested by Myerscough College in Lancashire. The results, following 6-weeks of testing,…
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5 Pro Tips For Caring For Your Leather

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Take care of your leather like a pro! Here are 5 tips for leather care, and if you follow these, your tack will look amazing for many years. Keep in mind the timing is a suggestion. Your schedule may vary based on where you live (humid – dry), how often you use your tack, and…
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3 Basic Rules for Leather Care

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You made an investment in your saddle and strap goods, so follow this easy advice for basic care. It’s simple! Just 3 basic rules: 1. Avoid storing your leather in overly humid or overly dry places. A dehumidifier can really benefit the leather during humid summer days. ? 2. When cleaning your leather tack and…
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