This pad was ordered as short ride pad, I often ride for many hours and take a pommel bag full of supplies. However, for short rides and just plodding around the neighborhood I wanted something to hold some treats and basic carry alongs. It fit my long (2234; panels) english saddle (Stubben Scout) very well and my mare seems to have no issues with it. The pockets are quite large and holds a LOT of treats, which my mare also had no issues with. The material seems very sturdy. The fleece is man made, so I wouldn't use it on long hot rides, but it provides nice cushioning without being too thick. Some reviewers have stated the velcro didn't fit their saddle well, it worked fine on mine. This pad really is for AP and jump saddles that don't have too forward a flap. This will not work for dressage saddles. While I do wish there were more color options, this is quite nice in person and looks good. The trim and fleece are a dark brown, not black. The rear rings are well placed for tying things and a nice addition. Not a lot of trail pads come with those.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]