Mattes Rio Pecos California Saddle Pad



Mattes Rio Pecos California Saddle Pad

  • TWS is the longest standing retailer of Mattes western products in the UK.
  • TWS is able to offer you fitting advice with your pad purchase at no extra cost. These are expensive pads, and we want to make sure you buy the correct pad.
  • We are very knowledgeable about which pad is required, and how best to use it. Due to using them regularly during saddle fittings for years, with great results, we have a wealth of practical experience in their usage.

  • Mattes Colour Configurator here - excellent website to help choose the colours to suit you and your horse.

  • In addition to the standard range of quilt colours, 'Navajo' and 'Retro' patterns are also available (see patterned images).

Western saddlepad - Rio Pecos California pad with detachable panels with Correction® system is made with 100% genuine sheepskin with the addition of wear leathers. The sheepskin panels are detachable from the quilt.

This product incorporates our correction® system in the following pocket choices:-

8 pocket = 3 pockets on each side - 1 pocket at the front, 1 pocket in the middle and 1 pocket at the rear on each side. Plus 2 pockets underneath in the base panels - 1 long pocket on each side.

6 pocket = 3 pockets on each side - 1 pocket at the front, 1 pocket in the middle and 1 pocket at the rear on each side.

2 pocket = 1 long pocket on each side.

The 2-, 6-, and 8-pocket pads are supplied with 3 shims per pocket. The pockets can fit up to 6 shims per pocket.

Additional shims may be purchased here.

Which size to order…

Pony Pad - A to B - 65cm, C to D - 36cm, G to H - 70cm
Cob Pad - A to B - 70cm, C to D - 36cm, G to H - 75cm
Full Pad - A to B - 75cm, C to D - 36cm, G to H - 80cm
XL Pad - A to B - 80cm, C to D - 36cm, G to H - 85cm
XXL Pad - A to B - 85cm, C to D - 36cm, G to H - 90cm

This is a special order item, and will take up to 8 weeks to arrive.

IN STOCK: We keep various pads in stock. Please contact TWS for an up-to-date list.

If you have a pale coloured horse, please be advised to choose the lighter colour sheepskins, as on occasion the dye has run when wet.

Fading of the wool's surface is also possible. This is due to the composition of the horses’ sweat, which can be different from horse to horse.

If you wish to place a custom order, please order through the website and email me your binding & piping colour choices. With the California pad you can also choose to have a logo - please email for details.

Please see the options here for the various colours available: cotton quiltsheepskinbinding and piping. You can choose a quilt (or velvet) colour, the wool colour, a binding colour, and up to three piping colours. Please email your choices to: and we will get back to you with a quote. The prices on this site are for pad with any colour quilt and fleece and any colour binding. Velvet costs £17.00 extra and pipings cost £12.00 each (you can have up to 3). Please email your piping colour choices.

Washing & care instructions for Mattes items are here.

Please note that custom orders usually take from 4 weeks to arrive, sometimes longer.

The entire Mattes range can be ordered through TWS. 

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