Technically ‘The VIP’ is not a gel but a viscoelastic polymer, this essentially means it is not rubber based. Foams, shim style pads, memory foams are. Foams compress and once compressed have a high rebound factor and when they rebound they do not absorb shock. Rubber based foams may feel squishy and soft when new but once compressed that is it. The VIP has an extremely high tensile strength.
The VIP is the mid-point interface between the horse and rider. It can be used on the horses back directly or between saddle and saddle cloth; always bobble side toward the horse and flat side to the saddle. At 8mm it does not alter saddler fit, in fact 90% of our stockists are physiotherapists, saddlers, veterinary surgeons and specialist professional stockists. These professionals have seen and now recommend VIP, worldwide, as they are seeing massive improvements in their clients’ horses’ softness in the back and an improved willingness to go forward. We have received many endorsements from professional and amateur riders for a multitude of back issues that the VIP can help to prevent.