I am an advanced endurance rider who has been competing for 6 years. I have been using the seat saver pad from Stable Environment for the past 18 months and it has been a revelation. The lower back pain, which I had suffered from after riding, the consequence of a car accident 14 years ago, vanished. I really began to appreciate how much it helped when recently I rode a horse without it and the lower back pain returned with a vengeance. It is easy to fit, use and keep clean. I would highly recommend using it from any age to help prevent or relieve backache.