This performance pad is made with 100% pressed wool felt for superior quality – it’s the best you can get. Loin relief design will not bind the horse’s movement with a cinch cut out. Wool will naturally wick away more moisture, release heat build-up, breathe for a cooler ride, and is quick drying after use. The wool conforms to the horse’s back resulting in less slippage. The contour shape provides a better fit for horses with more pronounced withers or more sway to their back and allows the saddle to fit properly. We use heavy oiled grain out leathers which result in less cracking and drying out. This pad is ideal for all-around work, ranch work, and trail riding.