|SMx H.D. Air Ride Pads have ¾" breathable core. These thicker pads are generally preferred in Western disciplines where extreme shock could affect the performance of the horse. Plush merino wool lining conforms to the horse's back, rapidly wicking away moisture, keeping your horse cool and comfortable. Maintains original thickness and energy absorption capabilities through years of rigorous use.|
I bought this in May '13 and used it extensively. I ride 2-4 days a week, and when my horse's winter hair started to come in, there were white patches on either side where the seam of the felt lays against the horse under the saddle (tie strap), right worse than the left (I wish I could post pics!). I also noticed that the top of the pad would 'wrinkle' above the leathers on either side, and I have to work to get it lay flat. This is the third Professional Choice item I have bought that has not lived up to expectation.