We have not had the hottest of springs, but I do see that my horse sweats less than in his traditional fleece type pad. It is lighter and moves a little when I put my saddle on it. This pad is easily adjustable before I tighten the girth. I don't find this movement disturbing as my horse is a big guy and almost any pad I put on after placing my saddle up that high also moves. I haven't had it long enough to really judge how well it will wear. I do like the thought that it will help keep my horse cooler in the summer months ahead.