The Cashel Wedge Cusion Dressage Pad is engineered to provide outstanding back protection and shock absorbency. Made with a unique closed-cell foam originally designed for the aerospace industry; will not collapse or absorb moisture and bacteria the way open-cell foam pads do, nor will it retain heat and add unnecessary weight the way liquid gel pads do. Conforms to your horse's back and helps relieve pressure points. Place your Cashel Cushion label side up on an absorbent cloth pad and ten place your saddle directly on top. Easily wipes clean with water. Wedge cushion gradually increases from 1/2" thick at the front to 1 1/4" at the back.