Western straight-back saddle pads are designed for "round" or "mutton backed" horses. This saddle pad features vent holes throughout the top of the pad to reduce heat build-up, and rigging cutouts to help prevent slipping and reduce bulk under fenders. Fits round or square-backed saddles. Impact Gel Technology offers critical protection moving shock, weight and heat laterally throughout the gel. This creates an unprecedented energy absorbing fit resulting in a high performance, non-slip, non-rollover protection for you and your horse. The high impact reduction system minimizes inconsistencies in the fit of your equipment, resulting in better contact between the saddle and the horse’s spine.