Gold Square Pad with Bare Flaps


The highest levels of quality, function and appearance

Traditional, square design and optimized for general purpose, dressage and show jumping styles: you’ll love our numnahs, not only for their super premium quality lambskin, the soft lambskin trim and the optional MER exercise sheet system, but also for their hard-wearing quilted fabric or velvet and the clever SADDLE-FIX®, CORRECTION® and SPINEFREE® systems.

Please note: MATTES® lambskin items should be washed frequently. Correct care and washing (see MATTES® special MELP detergent) is very important and will provide you with many more years of enjoyment from your product.

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Please note: there may be up to 2.5 cm shrinkage on all Mattes English Pads with sheepskin and up to 3.5 cm shrinkage on Western pads. Please follow care instructions provided with pads to minimize this effect.

Introducing the latest design from EA Mattes: The EWWA pad.

These pads are designed specifically for high-withered horses with an Extra Wide Wither Area, eliminating pressure in the wither area and allowing proper saddle fit. The EWWA pad maintains the patented SPINE FREE® design, with the channel opening lower on the wither.

• Platinum half pads are stocked in correction and non-correction.
• All EA Mattes pads (including the Gold line) can be special ordered with the EWWA option. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.
• Please note that if these pads are used on a horse that does not have high withers, rubs along the side of the wither may result.
• There is no extra cost for the EWWA option.
• Small and Extra Large sizes are available by special order only.

Please note: Small and Extra Large sizes are Special Order only. Typical delivery approx 6-8 weeks.

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Product Description

Also available with the MER exercise sheet system for use with our MER exercise sheets.

The MATTES Square numnah is available in general purpose, dressage and show jumping styles in sizes S, M, L and XL. You are free to choose the design of the outer side: without lambskin padding, with lambskin padding and trim at the front, with lambskin padding and trim at the back and with lambskin padding and trim at the front and back. The underside of the numnah can either have no lambskin, a full lambskin lining, top quality lambskin lining beneath the saddle area or a crescent or specially shaped section of lambskin. The lambskin is available in more than 30 different colours. Good to know: Its ability to regulate temperature and absorb huge amounts of sweat make lambskin equally perfect for summer or winter use.

If you really want to turn heads, choose the optional embroidered MATTES logo free of charge, or your own logo or text on one or both sides (ask us for a quote). Text prices can be found in the Configurator. The top band, binding and up to three rows of decorative piping are available in almost 50 colors. The optional Velcro keepers on the sides come in more than a dozen different shades, or as our PM system. The numnah is also available with the MER exercise sheet system, for easy and secure attachment to our MER exercise sheets.

MATTES uses high quality cotton/polyester blend quilted fabric. The numnah can also be made in hard-wearing velvet on request; special lustrous fibers are woven into the fabric to give a striking look while the thick layer of padding makes the quilted pattern really stand out. Both quilted fabric and velvet are available in a wide range of colors – you can design your pad yourself.

Our SPINEFREE® design reliably prevents any pressure around the withers and spine. The secure SADDLE-FIX® system allows the top seam of the numnah to be attached comfortably in the gullet of the saddle.

The core of the numnah is made of two layers: POLY-FLEX® (a deep-needled polyester felt) is used to maintain the shape and spread the pressure, while polyester wadding provides padding. We completely avoid foam, neoprene or gel, making the whole pad breathable.

The numnah is available with the CORRECTION® System on request, with a choice of one or two pockets; we supply three 5 mm-thick felt shims (POLY-FLEX®) for each pocket, offering the same pressure relief as a good quality new saddle, padded with wool and horsehair. MATTES developed the CORRECTION® System to allow flexible and easy changes to saddle fit by up to 30 mm: to easily compensate for the rapid physical development of young horses in training, for horses that have been out of work for some time, or for trained horses which change shape a lot during the competition season, whenever quick alterations are needed. Simply add extra shims, or just as importantly, remove them, to suit the horse’s changing shape. It is crucial to balance out long-term irregularities in conformation. These should never be corrected by adjusting the saddle itself!




E. A. Mattes GOLD pads are made from the same design and high quality materials as the sheepskin pads. Instead of full sheepskin panels, the GOLD pads are made with high loft, dense, 1 1/4″ long wool on a fabric backing. The front and rear trim are sheepskin which allows the GOLD collection to enjoy all the colors of the Couture Collection. Should Couture Collection colors be desired, the sheepskin trim will be in the selected color while the panels (underside) will be a natural wool color. MELP is still recommended since the GOLD collection pads are still made partially with sheepskin.

The anatomically correct topline design of Mattes Gold Pads follows the contours of the horse’s back and allows for a perfect fit under the saddle. The patented SPINE FREE® Design ensures the spine is not in contact with any seams, fabric, or tension which eliminates the risk of rubs and pressure on the sensitive area of the back around the spine.

The wool has natural properties including heat dissemination, breathability, and the ability to eliminate friction and bounce.


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