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T3 Matrix SHIM Pad with Felt and Advanced Ergonomic Inserts
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T3 Matrix SHIM Pad with Felt and Advanced Ergonomic Inserts

Item # 25132
  • All in one pad with Impact Protection inserts and shims
  • Shims compensate for loss of top line and adjust a poor saddle fit
  • Pad features three internal full length pockets on each side of the spine
  • Each pocket contains two ¼” shims (12 total) that allow for customization
  • Shims and inserts are accessed along a velco opening at the spine
  • Pad is made of a technologically advanced textile that keeps saddle in place
  • Compression resistant, orthopedic grade felt lining, lightweight and breathable
  • Close contact cut out and high profile for wither clearance
  • Color:  Black
  • Size:  31 x 30
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Item Availability Quantity Price
#25132
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$243.99
He may not be a linebacker, but he deserves to be protected like one.
The technology used to protect NFL players is now available to protect your horse. Introducing Toklat's T3 Performance Pads with Superior Impact Protection.

Features include:
  • An all-in-one pad with Impact Protection inserts AND shims.
  • Full length Impact Protection inserts that cushion, protect, and absorb up to 90% of the energy transferred between horse and rider.
  • Shims that allow rider to adjust an imperfect saddle fit, or compensate for asymmetrical muscle development. Build up side to side or front to back, as needed.
  • Shim pad comes with three internal full-length pockets on either side of the spine, each pre-filled with two 1/4" customizable felt shims for a total of 12 shims.
  • Shims and Impact Protection inserts accessed through velcro closure on the spine.
  • A non-slip top made of ETC(TM) fabric, a technologically advanced textile that keeps the saddle in place without using friction.
  • Compression-resistant, orthopedic-grade felt lining.
  • Extremely lightweight and breathable.
  • Correctly placed cut-out for close-contact leg position.
  • High profile for maximum wither clearance.
  • Ergonomic design for maximum freedom of movement.
  • 31"L x 30"W
CARE: Remove inserts and shims, brush, hose, hang dry.

What this means for your horse:
  • A noticeably more comfortable back and rounded top line.
  • Aids in the prevention and slows progression of common diseases such as osteoarthritis, muscle loss, and kissing spine.

What this means for you:
  • A more secure seat and less bouncing in the saddle.
  • Less stress on back, knees, and ankles.

So glad I purchased

5

Product is great! Looks great and is comfortable for both my horses and myself.

DMS

MARYLAND

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Excellent solution! love this pad

5

Very stable, doesn't move, not too thick, shims are easy to put in and take out. Perfect solution to my big shouldered quarterhorse.

Sandy

Santa Fe

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AMAZING #1 SADDLE PAD EVER!!!!

5

There just aren't enough great things to say about this pad.!! It is everything it says and more.......It exceeded my expectation and It should be the only pad on the market.........lol!! At least that's how I feel after using it because it is so versatile for every horse!! I can't believe I didn't find it sooner! It makes fitting your saddle to the horse crazy easy !!

WG & Breezy

Oregon

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Exactly what I needed

4

I purchase a new gelding and had saddle fit issues due to his extremely high withers. I tried several different pads and saddles but I really needed a high wither cut out and filler in his back. This pad works great for that. I love this pad and would recommend for a high withered horse. My only complaint is that the pad still slides back; I wish it had a non-slip layer/coating, especially for what you pay for this pad, now I am forced to buy a non-slip pad and put in underneath adding to the layers and possibly altering his comfort and saddle fit.

Appygirl

Wattsburg, PA

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PERFECT pad for the hard to fit horse.

5

I have struggled for years to find a pad and/or pad/shim combo that would work for my hard to fit gelding. This pad is AMAZING with all of the options to place the shims (6 total - 3 on each side) to make him comfortable. On top of that the impact rating is off the charts to help protect him from me and me from popping out of the saddle from his movement. Highly recommend, but please take time to learn saddle fit and what works for your horse with an experienced rider, vet, chiropractor or massage therapist if you are not already familiar.

MrsHolzer

Black Hills, South Dakota

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T3 Matrix SHIM Pad with Felt and Advanced Ergonomic Inserts

4.7 7

100.0

Can this pad be used for western saddles?

Pedi

Yes.  I ride western.  It's an amazing pad ..... fit the shims into pockets ehere needed. I love it ! Fits all my western saddles 

tellemar

Yes, this pad is perfect for use with Western saddles.

Anonymous

Yes, we use it with our 16 in seat western pleasure saddle.  It's a very nice pad. 

genvetheather

Yes! I did!

junipersuep

What type of impact protection pads does this saddle pad come with? This question was asked by someone else but all the answers were different. Do you get to choose what kind you want. I am wanting the Ortho impact. Thanks

Patches

Yes, this is Ortho impact and has a full length impact protective insert. The Ortho impact material is a combination of Poron XRD (which will absorb up to 90% of impact) and medium density viscoelastic memory foam

Anonymous

It says this pad is 1/4 inch. Is that thick enough to be the only pad used?

Patches

I own this pad, and I agree the description is a bit misleading. The pad itself is quite thick, probably about 3/4" thickness. The pockets at each side of the spine hold orthopedic foam that is also pretty thick and is quite shock absorbing. The shims you would use to adjust the saddle fit are 1/4" thickness. Each pocket has 2 shims, making 1/2" thickness. I have personally removed all of my felt shims and only use the orthopedic shims and the pad has plenty of cusion. I only use the felt to adjust saddle fit on horses with a hollow shoulder or slight sway to their back. Its a very nice pad and I highly recommend it. 

classyhorsegal

The shims are 1/4 inch. The pad itself is plenty thick enough to use it alone. I don't use even a thin blanket with it. Hope this helps!

junipersuep

Yes it is extremely thick and cut just perfect I am extremely happy with the quality 

morticia3388

Yes the pad can be used alone. The shims are 1/4" thick and can be added as needed to adjust saddle fit.

Anonymous

The inserts inside the panels are 1/4 inch thick. there are several options for how to shim with each of those inserts. The main foam type padding inside is at least 1/2 inch, so totally there is plenty of pad to work for your horse. I really like this pad. The flexibility of shimming in different sections, forward, middle and back along the spine combined with being able to adjust the thickness of the shim make this pad very versatile. I did a lot of research before buying and a year later..I¹m still very happy with this pad. Hope that helps a bit. sandy < reply-fe***.****057e75-175772_HTML-941690026-1031187-1234@powerreviewsema il.com>

sandybenson

No, it is not thick enough to be a use alone pad for any long term. The pad is designed for the rider to custom fit the horse. If you have only need a thin pad, you'll find better choices for everyday use. Marsha Heap

mmh416

I think they are saying the shims are 1/4 " thick ......the pad is very very thick maybe 3 " .....you don't need anything under this one..... you can move shims around too which is great as my boy has some hollow areas that I have filled so all my saddles fit great I love this pad ...

tellemar

I understand that T3 pads have different types of inserts, please can you clarify the type of insert in this pad

Touch

Yes...they have a long insert through the length of the pad and then 3 pockets that hold the additional felt inserts. Each felt insert is about 1/4 thick and can be cut to fit a bit differently if needed. The longer, I think closed cell foam pads along the sides, I suppose you could cut them but they're more like an 1inch thick but conform to the horses body pretty well. I like that it doesn't get hard in the colder weather. At least it hasn't yet.&nbsp; This pad has really helped me and my horse. I couldn't believe how stable I felt in the saddle with this pad, compared to the crazy configuration I had with a 1/4 felt, withers pad and foam full pad on top of that with the shoulders cut out. My wide back, big shouldered, quarter horse does well in this T3 pad. Good luck

sandybenson

The inserts are thin, flexible, sturdy foam, almost like packing material for electronics. &nbsp; &nbsp;

lgaiennie

Inserts are a thin felt. &nbsp;Inserts are not your protective layer. &nbsp;They simply allow you to adjust the fit of a saddle. &nbsp;The main shock absorbing pad that makes up the majority of protection is beyond amazing!&nbsp;Insert Pockets are large enough to hold as many as needed. &nbsp;LOVE this pad on so many levels: &nbsp;adjustability, performance &amp; durability. &nbsp;My sore backed mare was able to get relief from odd-fitting trainer saddle by using this pad. No more sore backs in my barn!!:)). Well worth every penny Marsha Heap***.**** Sent from my iPhone

mmh416

The shims are thin nylon sheets that are shaped to fit perfectly in the pocket. Add 1 or more, as need. Totally custom fit easy to do for your needs.

Marsha

This pad has ortho impact inserts for outstanding protection and felt shims to help with saddle fit. Toklat does have this pad with different inserts (Extreme Pro Impact, Pro Impact, FlexForm Memory Foam) and all have felt shims to help saddle fit

Anonymous

Do shim inserts come with the pad when purchased or are they purchased separately?

Kk

Twelve inserts are included.

Community Answer

12 inserts come with the pad.

Anonymous

Do shim inserts come with the pad? And if so how many? Or do they all have to be ordered separate?

Kk

Twelve inserts are included.

Community Answer

Yes they do. There are 3 internal full length pockets on each side along the spine. Each pocket contains 2 1/4" shims (12 total) so you can place them where they will be most beneficial. There is a velcro opening along the spine to access the shims.

Anonymous

Do shim inserts come with the pad? And if so how many? Or do they all have to be ordered separate?

Kk

There are several shims included with the pad. More than enough to shim simple corrections. I love this pad! It has been the perfect answer to keeping my saddle fit correct as my young mare finishes building her topline & growing to adulthood. Marsha Heap Sent from my iPhone

mmh416

Yes. Plenty of inserts come with the pad. I think 2 per section per side. Lots. I love my pad. Done wonders for my horse. Sandy <reply-fe***.****057e75-175772_HTML-941690026-1031187-803@powerreviewsemai l.com>

sandybenson

Yes shim pads come with pad. They are set in akready..all you do is unvelcro the top line & move the pads.  There are multiple pads in multiple divisions so it's easy to build up where needed.  I love this pad !  Impressed with quality & the idea of putting support & padding where needed.... Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

tellemar

Removable shims do come with the pad. There are six pads: withers, center, and groin for each side so that you can customize the fit. The flexibility to adjust the pad as my horse's top line changes with more work is especially helpful.

lgaiennie

can this pad be used as a liner?

Ann

Yes this can be used as a liner.

Customer Service

How thick is the base pad?

Tamara

½".

Customer Service

Would this pad be a good choice with a horse that has a mild sway back?

paintlover

Yes, you will be able to adjust as needed with the shim inserts.

Customer Service

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