Engineered to provide outstanding back protection and shock absorbency, your Cashel® Cushion is made with a unique closed-cell foam originally designed for the aerospace industry. Your durable Cashel® Cushion will not collapse or absorb moisture and bacteria the way open-cell foam pads do, nor will it retain heat and add unnecessary weight the way liquid gel pads do. Conforming to your horse's back, your Cashel® Cushion will help relieve pressure points and is tapered at the edge to eliminate uncomfortable ridges, allowing closer contact with your horse. Place your Cashel® Cushion (label side up) on an absorbent cloth pad and then place your saddle directly on top. Clean with water. Store flat. Do not place objects on top of your pad when storing.