The Back Warmer is excellent as a preventative measure against injury when applied prior to & after competition/exercise sessions. This item is manufactured from the unique Welltex™ ceramic infused polypropylene fabric, with a light filling in between. The back Warmer has a removable Velcro strip running along the whole length of the back, enabling it to be attached to the horse's regular blanket. Plus, on the sides of the Back Warmer there are bands with loops, allowing straps (which are not included) to be fitted around the neck and tail to keep the pad in place (eg. in between competition sessions).