A major purpose of the saddle pad is to keep your horse’s back cool by dissipating some of the heat. That’s why a breathable pad or blanket is of the utmost importance. The Riverland – Heavier Medium Weight Pads and blankets facilitate the horse’s comfort quite well. These lighter weight and reversible wool offerings weigh in at 5oz. You can have a lighter, breathable wool blanket ideal for normal duty without causing undue discomfort for your horse.