I have had my new pad for about six or eight months now. I wanted to tell you how happy I am with it I do a lot of riding, both for work and pleasure. I am a barrel racer and rancher, so I spend my free time riding a lot also. What amazes me the most is the first time I used it on my good barrel horse, I could notably tell a difference in his stride especially in trotting circles. He has started running harder since using the pad. I believe because he is more comfortable to stretch out and run. I am also glad for the durability of the pad. We are in the saddle from sun up to sun down a lot of days and this is the only pad that has really stood up to those kind of days without breaking down in a hurry. My horses are noticeably happier. I am sure if they could, they would thank you!