This wool pad is made from 100% pressed wool felt for superior quality. Wool provides excellent shock protection to naturally wick away moisture, release heat build up, breathe for a cooler ride, and its quick drying after use. Wool conforms to the horses back resulting in less slippage. The contour shape provides a better fit for horses with more pronounced withers or more sway to their back and allows the saddle to fit properly. Heavy rough out tooled wear leathers with inlaid beading .