Matrix T3 Traditional CoolBack Half Pad with Ortho-Impact Inserts
The T3 Matrix Traditional Half Pad with Ortho-Impact Inserts is designed to protect and support your horse's back muscles without interfering with performance. Includes one set of Ortho-Impact Inserts. The shape of the half pad follows the contour of the saddle (for a more ergonomic desig, see the Matrix Ergonomic Half Pad). The top is a linear quilt of ETC(TM) and high qualit, breathable batting. ETC(TM) is a breathabl, non-slip fabric that keeps your saddle securely positione, but is also anti-friction to avoid heat buildup. Typical non-slip materials like rubber scrims use friction for grip which creates heat and can lead to galling. The linear quilt maintains the batting loft for maximum breathability and heat dispersal. Coolback(R) fleece is 100% polyester originally designed to replace Sheepskin in hospital, then specifically formulated for the rigors of equestrian use. This orthopedic 1'' fleece offers superior pressure relief and weight distributio, as well as rapid heat dispersal and breathability. The pile is resilient and rebounds after every washing. Machine washabl, dryer safe. Ortho-Impact Inserts are most suitable for general riding and trainin, especially beneficial for horses who have some deficits in their back muscle, uneven muscle development or a saddle that does not fit perfectly. Designed to go inside the Matrix Half Pad. A 5mm layer of ultra-thi, ultra-light Poron XRD(TM) bonded to 12mm layer of medium density viscoelastic foam provides the impact protection of the Poron XRD with the additional stabilizing support of the viscoelastic foam. Poron XRD?? is an ultra-light and ultra-thin layer (5mm) of high density open cell foam that absorbs 90% of the energy from impact. It protects the horse's back muscles from the impact of the saddle and minimizes the energy bounce back that the rider experiences when landing in the saddl, allowing for a more secure seat. Superior to heavier and thicker foams and gels. The 12mm viscoelastic foam will fill in deficits and allows the saddle to settle and stabilize for maximum cushioning without restricting range of motion. For use with the Matrix Traditional Dressage Schooling Liner (27-0206). For additional Impact Protection option, see item # 27-001, 27-0026. Dressage.