4 of 4 people found the following testimonial helpful.
Professionals Choice SMx Air-Ride, a great pad for the price!
Posted By: Morsman Horseman (SILOAM SPGS, AR) May 2, 2013
I have a horse that has a good deal of muscle on his back and also has a shorter back than some. His saddle bridges very slightly in the middle but he moves very well in it. This pad is lightweight, not very thick, but it gave the support that my horse needed where the saddle was bridging. His sweat patterns were normal after his ride and I could tell that it did its job of balancing the saddle. I would say that this pad is not a cure-all for a poorly fitting saddle, but that it helps an already good fit become a better fit. However, I noticed that the faux-fleece on the underside of the pad did not absorb any sweat. When I took the pad off, his back was sweaty but the pad was dry. It kept the pad clean but I am not sure if its heat dispersing capabilities. Overall, I was pleased with the Air-Ride feature and my horse seemed to like it as well.