I just got the pad, so won't give it a 5 yet. However, I really like the feel of this pad; it's very pliable. I have a very short-backed KMSH mare, and, although she really needs a 28" long, this conformed nicely under the saddle. She seemed to appreciate it as well. Only time will tell if it will hold up under use. However, that being said, I liked it so much, I ordered extras right away.