Acavallo Shaped Gel Pad in Black. The Acavallo Shaped Gel Pad is a therapeutic anti-slip gel pad that also absorbs shock. The shaped gel pad can be used directly on the skin or between a numnah and saddle and is designed to prevent any unwanted movement of the saddle, this includes the saddle slipping forward or back and side to side. Ideal for rounder horses or ponies when the saddle can have a tendency to rotate. The Acavallo Shaped Gel Pad is made from special gel which is hypo-allergenic and that is shaped and moulded to the saddle, it also benefits from a slightly thinner depth of gel running down the centre of the pad which allows it to sit up into the gullet of the saddle, preventing any pressure points on the wither and spine. Read more… The gel pad can be cut to the size of your saddle, often used by show riders to give the appearance of nothing under the saddle but to still provide comfort and to prevent the saddle from slipping. The Acavallo Shaped Gel Pad can be machine washed at 30 degrees, or washed by hand in a bucket of water and a small amount of detergent.