The underside of the Western pads is covered entirely with genuine lambskin. The upper side is made of our special saddle pad fabric. Pockets are incorporated along spine to allow Optional inserts, which enable areas of the saddle to be padded individually. The nylon protection helps to prevent chafing around the girth. The article is machine washable with a special lambskin detergent and you can use a tumble dryer. As washing detergent we recommend our product "C7".