my horse had a sore back and was real cinchy and always pinned her ears back and got really angry when i started to cinch her up. and i tried different pads and even bought a new saddle, a billy cook that cost $1,000. and the new saddle helped but there still was a problem and when i borrowed this pad from a friend, it completely changed my horses attitude. she doesnt pin her ears or act all nasty anymore. and its great the bottom is foam so you just rinse it off after you ride, and i personal dont like the fleece bottoms they get really dirty and they tend to slip alot more on your horses back, and on top of that they tend to trap alot of heat. so this pad is AWESOME!!