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Types of Pads

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Ergonomic Half Pad
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Traditional Half Pad

Half Pads

Matrix T3 Half Pads incorporate Pressure Relief and Impact Protection into a unique Ergonomic Design contoured to follow the shoulder muscles, providing support and protection for critical muscle groups without interfering with movement. The ergonomic design improves overall range of motion.

  • Linear quilt of Etc™ fabric, breathable/wickable batting and polycotton twill bottom.
  • Etc™ is an innovative fabric that provides a non-slip, anti-friction surface for a secure and stable saddle position. Offers high wicking and breathability for maximum moisture and heat removal. Stain-resistant and easy to clean.
  • Choose from a bottom lining of luxurious sheepskin, high-wicking WoolBack® or easy-clean CoolBack®.
  • Comes with spine closure pocket to add Impact Protection if desired.
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Jumping Competition Pad
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DR Competition Pad
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Cross Country Competition Pad

Competition Pads

The full-size pads in the Competition Series are specifically designed to offer the maximum amount of protection, support and stability for the demands of the three major sports: cross country, dressage and jumping. As an all-in-one pad for competition, these pads use advanced technology concealed behind a traditional appearance.

  • The ergonomic design of the fleece lining creates a stable, secure pad as well as provides support and protection for critical muscle groups, allowing maximum range of motion.
  • 1" square quilt of Etc™ fabric, breathable/wickable batting and polycotton twill bottom.
  • Etc™ is an innovative fabric that provides a non-slip, anti-friction surface for a secure and stable saddle position. Offers high wicking and breathability for maximum moisture and heat removal. Stain-resistant and easy to clean.
  • Comes with spine closure pocket to add Impact Protection if desired.
  • An overall design specific to each of the main sports in English riding: cross country, dressage and jumping.
  • Choose from a bottom lining of luxurious sheepskin, high-wicking WoolBack® or easy-clean CoolBack®.
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DR Shaped Pad
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AP Shaped Pad

Shaped Pads

Matrix T3 Shaped pads follow the contour of the saddle seat and flap, incorporating the same Pressure Relief and Impact Protection technology of the Matrix T3 Half Pads.

  • The ergonomic design of the half pad lining creates a stable, secure pad as well as provides support and protection for critical muscle groups and maximum range of motion.
  • The fleece lining is bi-level: 1" pile under the saddle, 1/2" pile behind the leg for improved contact and heat dispersal.
  • Linear quilt of ETC™ fabric, breathable/wickable batting and polycotton twill bottom.
  • ETC™ is an innovative fabric that provides a non-slip, anti-friction surface for a secure and stable saddle position. Offers high wicking and breathability for maximum moisture and heat removal. Stain-resistant and easy to clean.
  • Choose a fleece lining of luxurious sheepskin, high-wicking WoolBack® or easy-to-clean CoolBack®.
  • Comes with spine-closure pocket to add Impact Protection if desired. Shaped Pads use the same inserts as T3 Half Pads.
  • Available with partial roll, eliminating the roll around the flap.
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Sport Endurance Pads
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Western Endurance Pads

Endurance Pads

The Matrix Endurance Series is specifically designed for endurance riding to offer the maximum amount of protection, support and breathability required for intense long distance riding. Like the Competition Series, the Endurance Series are all-in-one pads.

  • Linear quilt of Etc™ fabric, breathable/wickable batting and polycotton twill bottom.
  • Etc™ is an innovative fabric that provides a non-slip, anti-friction surface for a secure and stable saddle position. Offers high wicking and breathability for maximum moisture and heat removal. Stain-resistant and easy to clean.
  • Choose from a bottom lining of high-wicking WoolBack® or easy-clean CoolBack®.
  • The fleece bottom is bi-level: 1" pile under the saddle, 1/2" pile behind the leg for improved heat dispersal.
  • Fleece stops on either side of the girth area for close contact.
  • Hook and loop billet straps and girths straps.
  • Comes with spine closure pocket to add Impact Protection if desired.
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Ergonomic Schooling Liners
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Half Pad with Schooling Liner

Schooling Liners

A lightweight, breathable liner with a thin membrane of Etc™ fabric under the seat with quilted sides. Buttonhole slots match up to the Half Pad billet straps, keeping the liner securely in place. Keep your Half Pad clean without interfering with its benefits.

  • Thin layer of Etc™ fabric acts as a dirt barrier between the horse and saddle pad. Operating like a base layer against the horse’s back, Etc™ also creates a non-slip surface for the Half Pad. Typically “non-slip” depends on friction for grip, and friction produces heat but Etc™ is an anti-friction fabric, providing grip without heat build-up. Also moves heat and moisture away from the horse’s back into the half pad.
  • 1" square quilt of Etc™ fabric, breathable/wickable batting and polycotton twill bottom creates a traditional look.
  • Contoured designs create a securely fitting liner that is thin enough to flex with the horse’s shoulder, but the Etc™ will not allow the liner to move more than ½” in either direction.
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Show Liners

Show Liners

Use this specially designed show liner with your Matrix T3 Half Pad for a traditional appearance in the show ring. Lightweight and breathable, the Show Liner will keep your Half Pad clean without interfering with its performance.

  • 1" square quilt of Etc™ fabric, breathable/wickable batting and polycotton twill bottom.
  • The Matrix Show Liner creates a traditional look for the show ring without interfering with the function and benefits of the Matrix Half Pad. Suitable for lower level competitions.
  • For higher level competitions, we recommend the Matrix Competition Pads, all-in-one full pads with an ergonomic fleece lining, eliminating the need for half pad and liner.