My horse and I both love the pad! I've been using it 5 days a week since October to train for western dressage and trail classes, and I'm amazed at the fit and performance. Not only does it absorb sweat and stay much cleaner, with zero maintenance, than any of my previous pads, but it has molded to my horses back making for an extremely secure and comfortable ride. My horse has very high withers, and the specially designed wither relief has eliminated the pressure and rubs he has always gotten from other pads. The design of the Unity Pad encourages him to lift through his shoulders and back, making collected work and lateral movements much easier. I can already tell that this pad is extremely durable and I'm confident that the fit and performance will translate to higher scores at shows.