Originally Posted by iridehorses
Concerning the pad you asked about, personally, I would not use any pad that has a rubber or rubber like material against my horse. I don't like the way it builds up heat and I've see the rubbing and hair loss that it has caused on some horses.
I've heard this a lot about neoprene or rubber backed pads. As someone said to me, "would you want to wear rubber when you got warm?"
I would look for a felt backed pad or maybe fleece.