I have had the chance to use the pad only once, but either by my creative imagination or the fact that it does indeed make a difference, my horse was responding beautifully to my cues. Usually we have to argue a few times before we get it right. I hope to someday get another one for my sweenied horse, as I am pretty sure the pad is the key factor. I have convinced a friend of mine who has an Ortho-flex saddle and worn Ortho Flex pad to switch to your pad. I think he will be impressed. So much for Professional’s Choice and Ortho-Flex, I won’t be wasting my time or money with their pads. The quality and performance pale in comparison after just one ride. I’ll let you know how the next few rides go after it dries up around here.