This hunter saddle pad keeps the saddle securely in place with its 100% breathable non-slip materials. The flap area is not padded, providing a closer contact and more stable riding position. The horse’s back is protected with breathable high-density open-cell foam, which absorbs shock and moves impact laterally. Our unique and innovative frictionless™ system prevents rubbing on the withers. This pad is the choice of Gold Olympic medallist McLain Ward and top hunter riders Scott Stewart, John French, Louise Serio, Jenny Karazissis and and many more!