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 - naturally conceived technically achieved
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. Each half lined numnah & square is stacked with features from a Swan neck & high cut-back wither profile to contoured D-Ring attachments and reinforced girth protection areas.
Old horsemen used to say: There's 'nothing better for a horses back than natural wool' it promotes blood circulation - is fully breathable, maintaining optimum temperature in summer and winter - regulates humidity controlling the breeding of bacteria and skin irritations and prevents bruising, scarring, chaffing and pressure sores.
If washed carefully on a wool cycle (max 30 degrees), with preferably WoolSkin or non-biological powder or liquid these lambswool pads will give long service.
ALWAYS air dry NEVER place directly near a heat source.
The lambswool in your Merino+ pad will volumise once it's opened from its packaging and gain in depth & density as it absorbs moisture and air. Its' feel & flexibility will also improve the more you wash it.
Once washed straighten fabric out and air dry or tumble on a cool cycle.
We recommend using a wash bag in the washing machine.
Please ensure all velcro is closed prior to washing.
Warning: In rare cases dye from black wool items may leach from wool items giving a slight blue tint. Staining of grey coats can occur which can easily be resolved with washing.
A pre-wash is advised before use.
Available in Black/Black, Natural/Black, Taupe/Brown, Brown/Brown, Navy/Navy or Natural/White in Medium or Full
We are one of the largest independent retailers of LeMieux in the UK
& a verified premium stockist giving us access to the entire range.
Our sales advisors all use LeMieux products on a daily basis so are able
to offer expert advice. If you need any assistance in selecting the
right item for you or your horse please don't hesitate to contact us.
We will contact you at various stages throughout the dispatch process by email to advise you on the status of your order. If your order is overdue please contact us for an update.
When your parcel arrives at your delivery address a signature may be required to acknowledge receipt. Please note that we cannot request for couriers to leave items without a signature or the insurance on the parcel becomes invalid.
UK Mainland Delivery
Most items are delivered Monday to Friday unless a Saturday delivery has been specifically requested. If you need an item urgently or by a certain date we request that you contact us prior to purchase to check stock levels & for confirmation of any additional associated costs.
Cork Farm Equestrian use a variety of delivery servies including Royal Mail, DX Courier, UK Mail & myHermes. Should you require your item to be sent with a specific delivery company please contact us prior to purchase.
Highlands, Islands & Remote areas
Small parcels will be sent with Royal Mail. For larger items or high value items a courier delivery is used. The following addresses are classed as Highlands, Islands & Remote areas: Isle of Wight, Isle of Mann, Channel Islands, Northern Scotland, Scottish Highlands & Northern Ireland.
Small parcels lwill be sent with Royal Mail. For larger items or high value items a courier delivery is used. Please note that for buyers outside of the UK the International Delivery Agent may contact you to settle fees levied by your countries customs office. These fees may vary & there is no possible way for us to calculate these before the item reaches your country. These fees are payable directly to your local customs office & it is your responsibility to settle them. We do NOT in any circumstances cover these costs. For orders outside of the EU please note that we do not refund VAT in conjunction with our very low or Free delivery options. Our delivery costings already take into account the VAT element & these funds are used to cover the cost of your delivery. Should you wish for the VAT to be removed from your purchase this is possible but we would need to invoice seperately for the actual cost of delivery.