I own the Ultra Thinline Comfort Sheepskin Half Pad and I cannot rave enough about it.
Due to poor saddle fit for me with a previous saddle I had, all my weight was being distributed on the rear of the saddle instead of over my horses center of gravity, and due to that, over the year of time using this saddle, my TB's loin muscles have been damaged.
Even though we are doing of a ton of rehab on him, during the 2+ months he's been off from being ridden, that muscle damage will remain permenant. Chrio, Massage Therapy, Accupuncture, Muscle Supplements, Hand Work, Carrot Stretches, hill work, lunging 4 days a week....etc, etc....even still, without the Thinline Pad on his back *I went with the sheepskin because of how thick it is* when you put pressure on his loin, he'll let you know that it hurts. Now, the pain is no where near where it used to be, he's still slightly tender - but with the half pad on his back, he doesn't even budge or flinch or even realize you are putting pressure on that area.
Then adding the saddle to his back, and adding as much pressure as possible, torquing it and doing your upmost to apply pressure on the loin area with the half pad - we get absolutely no response at all from my horse.
So the product does exactly what the product states it does. Well worth the money! I got an amazing deal on my half pad through www.horseloverz.com
. This pad is usually over $200 brand new, but I got mine for $178.00 total, with free shipping.
I bought the Black Pad, cause I'm an Eventer and I'd destroy white pretty quickly, and I got it in a Large. The saddle I am buying that fits me wonderfully and my boy, is an 18".
I couldn't be happier with this investment.