I can only back this story, I read about the block the shock and showed my daughter the story regarding a endurance rider who tested the Block the Shock, she like myself was sceptical, another fad. But NO. We visited Horse Live and the first stall we saw was the Block the Shock stand. The first thing we bought was the Block the Shock Saddle Seat, my daughter was not only impressed with the Block the Shock but the understanding from the team selling it. It was meant to be her Xmas present, it was on the horse the next day and hasn’t come off since, she feels safer and more comfortable and the horse seems more comfortable also. I am now saving for the numnah, its expensive yes but if it helps the horse as it helped my daughter, worth every penny, we are in the Bath/Bristol Area in Farmborough and anyone wishing to have a look and try it you are welcome to contact me.