What is the PM system? Developed in conjunction with Peter Menet, designer of Amerigo and Vega saddles, this refers to the slot or button hole in the location of the top velcro straps.
This option comes standard on all EA Mattes saddle pads & half pads that have no sheepskin or top sheepskin and the top velcro strap is chosen. Perhaps you may already own a Mattes item with this option and never noticed or realised the use. By having this slot you are able to easily secure a half pad on the underside by threading through velcro straps.
Or if choosing to "design online" you can select the PM system slot on the item needed. Ensure velcro straps are on the corresponding item to "feed" them through the slots to ensure things sit securely.
The items being shown above/below are top fleece saddle pads that have top velcro thus the PM slot is included. The half pad being used has velcro straps to thread through and only the underside fleece so it can comfortably and securely sit underneath.
This system has many terrific uses and is a popular choice by riders who like to use sheepskin directly on their horses' backs. This enables the half pad used with different saddle pads whilst keeping a happy and comfortable horse. If the horse requires shims this is also possible to a pad underneath that has the correctional pockets.
Here we can see brand ambassador Amber & her lovely horse Chip showing us the system in action.
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