"The technical performance pad offers multiple benefits for maximum comfort of the horse. The triple layer 100% natural latex offers the ultimate in weight bearing & shock-absorbing qualities whilst the highly breathable vacuum tunnels throughout the pad suck hot air away from the back & replaces it with cool air, evaporating sweat for a more comfortable horse. The acupressure features of this pad subtly massage the muscles, relaxing the back and increasing blood flow whilst helping to keep the area cool. Many very sensitive horses respond well to this experience. Although the pad moulds instantly to the unique contours of the horse, the natural qualities of latex means the pad retains its shape with excellent 'bounce back' qualities making it suitable for regular use on more than one horse. Features high wither design. The pad should be brushed when dry on a daily basis and can be washed in a machine on a cool cycle with mild detergent. "