E.A. Mattes, the world's leading sheepskin products company since 1867, creates saddle pads of unsurpassed quality, function and appearance. 100% natural with no chemical treatment, the extreme density of the wool and upright position of the fibers permit airflow for excellent circulation, superior padding and ideal pressure distribution. Pads do not have seams in the saddle panel area so rubbing, friction, pressure points and heat buildup are eliminated. Dense, high-quality Suffock/merino sheepskin fibers mold themselves perfectly to the horse's back. Mattes pads are overlapped with sheepskin to ensure the pad stays in place.