I have been on the fence about a SaddleRight pad for two years now! After trying multiple pads of top quality, costing the same amount as a SaddleRight, I was just not happy. I wanted a pad that was small, but still offered the drop far enough on the sides to cover the rigging of my Bob Marshall Barrel saddle. Since I ride in a treeless saddle it is very important that your pad offers spinal clearance. SaddleRight not only offers spinal clearance, but it spreads the weight out evenly over the horses back. It is not bulky, not over weight, and it’s not HUGE either. I have the All Around Barrel model at 28” down the spine with a width of 32” (not the treeless model, because I barrel race so I wanted the smallest pad possible; a close fit all around my saddle) . I LOVE IT! My horse moves so well in the shoulders and hips now, because of the slits this pad has to accommodate those areas. It’s worth every penny. My saddle is a 14.5” Barrel model by Bob Marshall.