The E.A. Mattes Gold Wool All Purpose Half Pad provides comfort and protection for ultimate performance potential. Constructed from a high-loft, dense 1 1/4" long wool on a fabric backing, the E.A. Mattes gold collection dressage half pad provides an anatomically correct top line with E.A. Mattes' exclusive Spine-Free® technology along the spine, allowing maximum spine clearance. This wool pad can be placed directly on your horse's back - it is naturally anti-microbial, will wick moisture, and is easy to wash. The included MELP® detergent is specifically designed to clean the wool for maximal durability ride after ride!