I was first introduced to this pad some 30 years ago at the Badlands Circuit Finals. I as lucky enough to win a certificate for most of one. I now own four of them. I have used them extensively for about 30 years as our interests have changed from barrel racing. team penning, endurance, packing, and the last ten years mounted shooting, in which my mounts Frosty and Jewel have won me numerous world championships. I have truly tested them out and never had a sore horse. There’s no better pad!