I really like the pad. The memory foam is not too bulky and is very soft. My horse doesn't have a sore back, but I bought this for extra comfort. I bought this for schooling only. The only reservation about the pad is that is bigger than I expected. The bottom of the pad comes about 2 inches below the seat of the saddle. This is the way it is supposed to be, just not used to the larger size. Other than that, I really like it and would definitely purchase again.