Fair Price Equestrian | Lemieux Merino+ Half Pad
These stunning coloured Suede Half Pads are the latest additions to the LeMieux Merino+ collection. Cut with a neat front profile that follows the shoulder and made from luxurious 22mm depth of Merino lambswool. They make perfect partners for the suede range of Dressage, GP & Close Contact Jumping squares with their matching colours.
LeMieux Merino+ marks a milestone in saddle pad innovation and longevity. The result of extensive research & testing to find the elusive 'pure lambswool pad that has all the density & softness of Merino Lambskin but can withstand the trials of regular washing and daily wear'. The combination of fine WoolMark accredited Australian Merino wool and beautifully engineered fabrics put these Merino+ pads in a class of their own.
Many issues experienced with real lambskin pads are associated with the skin getting hard and brittle. With the new Merino+ pads the lambswool has been removed from its skin and integrated with a unique backing fabric that can expand & contract, whilst retaining its inbuilt strength. The fabric aids wicking & moisture control, each fibre holding up to 30% its weight, keeping the surface of the back cool & dry. Temperature variations are also minimised. The density and consistent depth of the Merino+ wool means it offers a perfect fit. Its dynamic nature also means it moves and remoulds to the horse's shape without too much bulk.
The lambswool, dyes and fabric are all tested to human medical standards by a Swiss laboratory, so work in harmony with even sensitive skin and are far more stable.
Button hole slits positioned on the front edge allows for neat combination with all LeMieux D-Ring saddle pads. This combination means the standard velcro straps on the Half Pad can be removed if desired. Available in three sizes Small, Medium & Large.
If washed carefully on a wool cycle (max 30 degrees), or by hand, with WoolSkin Wash or non-biological powder or liquid these lambskin pads will last for years. A tip we give, if WoolSkin Wash is not available, is to pour several capfuls of human hair conditioner over the underside of the lambskin prior to placing in the machine. Always air dry. DO NOT tumble dry or place directly on a heat source