Roma Protek pads use encapsulated shock absorbing foam that molds to your horse's conformation as he moves. Anatomically designed to provide maximum back protection and reduce stress to the shoulder muscles for a pain free performance. Multi layered with special panels and ventilation holes to keep your horse comfortable and cool. The flared front cushions shoulders, while the padded back raises the saddle with protective cushioning to alleviate pressure on the spine and withers. The front has 1/2" padding and graduates up to 1 1/2" padding in the back. Available in white or black and in 11" for Close Contact saddles or 12" for All Purpose/Dressage Saddles.