Back Measurement

Which Size Mattes Pad do I need for my Saddle?

How to measure correctly in three steps

The seat size of your saddle is not the only deciding factor, because the shape and size of the saddle padding can differ significantly. To determine the correct size for your saddle pad, the key measurement is the length of the contact area of the saddle (including the saddle’s padding) on the horse’s back.

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Welche Sattelunterlagen-Größe braucht mein Sattel?

Illustration: Length from A to B + 6 cm is the minimum back length for the saddle pad

It should be measured as follows:

Step 1

Using a flexible measuring tape, measure from an imaginary line at the front edge of the saddle padding along the gullet. Follow the contour of the saddle until you reach an imaginary line at the back edge of the saddle padding.

Step 2

Add at least 6 cm.

This gives the minimum back length for the saddle pad.

Note: Quoted sizes for saddle pads may vary by +/- 2 cm. Saddle pads may shrink by up to 5 % when washed.

Step 3

Use the saddle pad size table to choose your size (S, M, L, XL). Column A-B gives the back length.

Ensure that you choose the right saddle type when configuring your saddle pad (dressage, general purpose, jumping).

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