This is a new Cashel swayback pad with a square skirt. This pad has 1 1/2 inches of padding in the center then tapers to 3/4 inch. It distributes the saddle weight to protect pressure points. The measurements are down center 26 and the sides 28 1/2 over the back approx 27 1/2. Handy to have in the tack room to keep your horses comfy.