Innovative, horizontal airflow pattern. This design provides a multitude of little bulges with lateral holes permitting an even more effective, horizontally directed air circulation and increased shock absorption. The weight of this gel pad is 20% lower then this original gel pad. Besides creating a cushion effect every time they are compressed, the bulges generate a flow of refreshing air that keeps the back of the horse perfectly dry. Made in Italy, this gel pad sits between the saddle pad and the saddle and leaves the wither and the spine free from pressure.