The Acavallo® memory foam half pad is a simple but very effective pad with soft impact absorbing memory foam in a luxurious suede outer. Thanks to memory foam properties this pad supports a calm position, it’s very shock-absorbing and helps to distributes the pressure evenly on the horse´s back. The “close contact” shape is designed to be less visible under the saddle than the standard memory foam half pad. The saddle is then cradled in a luxurious lambskin front & back rolled edge for the ultimate in 'good-looks'. The Acavallo® sheepskin is a natural material. It does not cause allergies, is very soft and delicate, and perfectly suited to prevent chafing, abrasions and blisters. The anatomic cut with spine-clearance allowing the pad to perfectly sit up in the gullet. Designed to fit under any style and size of English saddles, it’s ideal to combine with a plain square. Acavallo® Memory Foam features - Absorbs shocks - Rubbing and friction free are eliminated - Gets very thin where there are already points of pressure and no need and volume - Disperses pressure evenly Acavallo® Sheepskin features - 100% natural. Safe for use on skin - Dense and Soft. Absorb shocks - breathes naturally, wicking away moisture - Sheepskin is naturally thermostatic, thus keeping close to natural body temperature, regardless of the temperature outside. Info & care - The pad can be machine washed (30 degrees) or by hand in a bucket of water with little detergent. - Remove hairs from the pad with a brash before to wash it. - (Fairy Liquid works a treat) - Do not use harsh detergents. - Do not tumble dry. - Do not expose to direct heat or strong sunlight. - Allow to dry naturally.