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 firmly 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, Brown/Brown or Natural/White in 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.