This half pad provides minimal bulk and unrivalled bearing area pressure relief. The unique filament air-trap system ensures a perfect bearing area either side of the spine without reaching under the saddle panels, making it resilient to compressive use. Made of interlocked polyester filaments which form a shock absorbing pad that retains tiny pockets of air, giving a supremely comfortable buffer between saddle and horse. It is backed with the traditional quilted material so it is breathable, washable, tear resistant and flexible. All this superior protection within a half pad.