The Wintec riser pad is made of a pro lite material so it does not add extra weight to the horses back. It is a shock absorbent and non-slip pad that gives the horse extra comfort. This can be bought as either a front riser or a back riser. The front has double thickness on the front for a saddle that is putting pressure on the withers and the back pad has extra padding at the back. They are very nice and tidy under the saddle. Can be easily trimmed for adjustment.