Originally Posted by kevinshorses
I was going to buy one of the Wonder Pads but I noticed the bottom was real rubbery and I thought there ws a good chance that it wouldn't have enough slip and would sore my horses so I bought a Mustang brand synthetic pad because it doesn't have much "grip". Same with the cinches. The cheaper ones have less grip than the high dollar ones do.
So what is the theory behind using neoprene rather than traditional mohair or wool? It just seems to me that the plastic traps the heat and would burn the skin. Even with a wool pad which known for cooling and wicking , on a hot day if I have the opportunity I will uncinch and lift my saddle and pad to cool the back. Is there something I am not aware of?