The ImpacTeq core acts as a protective shield, reducing shock and distributing pressure points. It molds to the horse and saddle, then recovers to the original shape after each use. The non-slip strips keep the pad in place, while the contoured shape frees up withers and spine. The ImpacTeq Half Pad is antimicrobial, highly breathable, non-temperature sensitive, easy to wash and quick to dry. With all these benefits plus colorful trim options, it's hard not to play favorites with this one.